Sister, Sister star Marques Houston and his wife Miya Dickey-Houston have welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Zara.
“Miya chose the name Zara because she just felt like it was exotic. [There was] no special reason,” Houston told Usweekly. “She just wanted our girl to have a memorable name that wasn’t the average name. It still feels surreal, like, it hasn’t set in yet that we are actually not just babysitting one of our friends’ kids. But not getting any sleep definitely reminds us that we are now parents.”
Marques later praised his wife on his Instagram with a throwback photo that showed off her pregnant belly. “Beauty in rare form. A child is such a blessing from Jehovah. A woman’s body is such an amazing creation to be able to carry a full human. I love you Miya, my wife, my rock, my baby mama to watch you carry our child was nothing short of a miracle! Thank you Jehovah for our blessing!”
Houston and Dickey did not announce their pregnancy news prior to their baby girl’s arrival on December 2, 2021. The pair became engaged in 2019 after five months of dating and married in August 2020.
In June 2020, Marques took to his Instagram account to defend their 20-year age difference after rumors hit social media that they began dating when she was underage.
“With all that’s going on in the world, my love life shouldn’t be a topic,” the singer wrote. “But since it is, let me just give y’all the facts so you don’t have to ‘allegedly’ believe or create rumors. … This is not music or television, this is my family, my future wife and my life.”
He added that he started dating Dickey after she became an adult. “We have [our God] Jehovah’s blessing. So to all the rumors about me, none of it is true! And that’s the story. No twists, no turns, no scandals, just true love. There is nothing that can come to light, because there’s no darkness in my life.”
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