Marques Houston quickly realized that his wife Miya is “the one.”
The pair met in 2018 at a Jehovah’s Witness event and got engaged in March 2019 — just five months after they started dating. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, they were married in California, on August 24, 2021, with a limited number of guests.
Zara Denise is the first child born to Marques & Miya. They kept their pregnancy journey secret, but the former chose to reveal it. Sister Sister In an Instagram post, the star praised his wife after their daughter was born.
“Beauty is rare. Jehovah’s blessing is a child. He wrote, “A woman’s womb is an incredible creation that can hold a whole human,” next to a photo of Miya during a photo shoot. “I love you Miya, my wife, my rock, my baby mama ? to watch you carry our child was nothing short of a miracle!”
Miya, in addition to raising her daughter, has become a professional makeup artists and shares often on social media about her own beauty routine.
Who is Marques Houston? Here’s everything to know about makeup artist Miya Houston, née Dickey, and her relationship with the actor.
She grew up San Bernardino in California
Miya was a California native born on October 7, 2000. She grew up in San Bernardino. She revealed to Rolling Out in an interview conducted in March 2021 she lived primarily at her grandparents’ house during her teenage life, and that is when her Jehovah’s Witness faith was formed.
She also revealed that her father was not in her life. However, it appears she has a good relationship. In 2021 Miya wrote on Instagram that her mother was “My Beautiful Mother, My Day One, My Bestie, Venting Buddy, and my Twin.” Thank you, Mom, for giving me my life. Thank you for our friendship. I hope that my future daughter will have the same kind of relationship as mine.
She met Marques during a Jehovah’s Witness Convention
Marques and Miya formed a bond over their common faith after meeting in April 2018 at a Jehovah’s Witness conference. Chris Stokes’ daughter Chrissy and the actor’s manager Chris Stokes introduced them.
It is important to note that the word “you” means “you”. You Got Served Star shared a heartfelt post exactly one-year after they first met. “A year ago today I met my one, my forever love ❤️ my relationship goals, my other half, my spiritual woman, my blessing! … “Happy 1 year anniversary of knowing each other baby,” wrote he.
Even though the pair met in April, they didn’t start dating until Oct. 8, 2018 — the day after her 18th birthday — according to Miya’s previous Instagram bio.
In June 2020 the actor (born on August 4, 1980) defended his relationship to Miya via Instagram, due to concerns regarding their 19-years age difference.
“Miya’s and my dating began only after she became an adult,” wrote he. “We fell for each other and were engaged in March 2019.” She is loved by my dad Michael, as well as the people closest to me. “Most importantly, we have Jehovah’s blessing.”
“There are so many more important things to worry about in this world than spreading rumors about me,” he continued. True love, without any twists or turns. Nothing can be revealed, as there is no darkness in my world. You wanted the truth. “I don’t have a thing to hide.”
She met her friend at the convention
Miya was introduced to Marques at the convention where she also met Chrissy, her best friend.
She told Rolling Out, “I was initially with one of my friends and we saw a pretty girl who happened to be Chrissy. We just went to her and said, “Hey, lets be friends,” ” Since then, we’ve formed a very close friendship. We go makeup shopping. … She’s amazing.”
Miya posted many photos with Morales since then on Instagram. The duo has spent time together creating TikTok Videos, making “clean” Candles and going to brunch.
In May 2020, the pair also launched a shared YouTube Channel, where they post their beauty routines and Q&A videos.
Marques and She got married in 2020
Marques proposed Miya to Miya on March 2019 after five months of dating.
Miya posted several photos on Instagram of her engagement and wrote, “Today I said yes to my Bestfriend.” … I am so blessed to have you and to be yours FOREVER.”
Marques also shared a picture of their hands interlocking and Miya’s engagement ring, which is a 5-carat diamond. “She said ‘YES’ ?,” he wrote.
Marques married Miya over a month later, in a private ceremony outside due to the COVID-19 epidemic. On August 24, 2020, they exchanged vows in Corona, California at Eagle Glen Golf Club. The bride wore Jomo Paterson wedding gown and the groom wore white Shaker tuxedo.
Marques told PEOPLE: “I was so anxious that I was literally shaking. But, everything felt perfect when Miya walked down the aisle.” “I told Miya I wouldn’t cry, but it was impossible to hold back my tears.” I cried as if it was my first time.
The couple added a personal touch by adding a special handshake to their ceremony. They recited the traditional vows. Marques stated that although they didn’t use any special vows for their ceremony, they had practiced the handshake to be used when kissing the bride.
We had been practicing this handshake for like months, but never managed to get it perfect until the big day. Miya continued, “We both looked at one another like ‘finally’.”
At the reception, Marques surprised his bride with a performance by R&B singer Major, who performed her favorite song, “Why I Love You.” Miya, who told PEOPLE about the surprise performance at the reception, said that it was a “special” moment of the wedding day. The musician performing their wedding song was “completely taken off guard.”
She is a Mom
Marques and Miya welcomed their daughter Zara Denise to the world on December 2, 2021.
The couple kept their pregnancy a secret, and only announced Zara’s arrival a few days later with a collection of family pictures on Instagram.
“Mommy & Daddy Love You So Much. Zari, I can’t even believe you are already a week-old! ? “Slow down!! Miya wrote her caption. “I’m so happy & blessed to be your mommy babygirl. I thank Jehovah every moment of the day for you. “I Love you more than I’ll ever realize.”
Marques, who spoke with PEOPLE two months later about his life as a dad and how he managed to remain “balanced”, credited Miya for this.
“I play a very important role in my daughter’s development.” He said, “I am not one of the absent fathers always working and never giving attention to his family. I feel that family comes first.” “I’ve always said that being a husband, and a father, are my two biggest accomplishments. I take this very seriously.”
She is Marques‘ Musical Muse
Marques released a 14-track studio album in February 2022. You can also find out more about Me on the websiteThe song “Forever Isn’t Long Enough” was featured in the album. PEOPLE reported that the singer wrote this song early in their relationship for his wife.
Marques revealed, “I recorded the music and played the voice notes for her.” “And I told her, ‘Babe! This is the song I composed about you right when we began dating.’ It was pretty cool because I instantly knew that she was my girl. The song came to me by itself.”
The video, which was premiered exclusively by PEOPLE, featured footage of the couple’s wedding, engagement, and honeymoon.
The album’s “Let It Glow” also features a duet between Marques and Miya. Marques sings “It’s me and you for life, baby / You are my love, yeah / I am so blessed to have you as mine, babe.”
She is a make-up artist
Miya is a professional makeup artists, as seen on her Instagram. She has worked in this field since at least 2022. She worked on Tubi movies The Stepmother, The Stepmother 2, You can also find out more about the following: Best Friend. She has also done makeup for other stars — including actress and former Beyoncé backup dancer Tanee McCall and singer V. Bozeman.
She is active on Social Media
Miya shares her home life through Instagram. She often posts pictures of her daily routines and time spent with Zara, as well as special moments shared with Marques.
In August 2022 on the couple’s 2nd wedding anniversary, she posted a video of their beach picnic. She wrote, “Yesterday i surprised the love my life with a lil romance beach picnic for our 2-year anniversary.” … I hope you enjoyed your date my love. I love more than you can ever imagine. “Thank you for being my best husband and Dada to Zara.”
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