R&B singer and actor, Marques Houston, has been forced to defend his engagement with his nineteen-year-old girlfriend, who is nearly twenty years younger than him.
Keep scrolling to read about the full scandal, and to hear what he has had to say about the legitimacy of their relationship...
Well, there's a little more to this relationship than initially meets the eye.
It turns out that Miya is quite a bit younger than Marques.
Well, the plot thickens.The issue here is that many people are convinced that the actor started dating her before she turned eighteen.
And this scrutiny is only intensified when the couple announced their engagement last year.
And, while the couple seemed delighted with their news...
Marques famously became a Jehovah's Witness back in 2016...Empressive, Miya was actually a teenage runaway who was “rescued" by Chris Stokes, Marques’s longtime manager.
Miya struck up a friendship with Stokes' daughter and was quickly integrated into his tight-knit friendship group.
So, obviously, eyebrows were raised when she became romantically involved with Stokes' friend, who is nearly twenty years her senior.
And, to make things even weirder...
Yeah, something doesn't add up.
@MarleyHendrix21 @joshsweetener This. No ones talkin bout that. She literally went missing and ended up with them. This is crazy.— EAT. (& I Cant Stress this Enuff) The FUCKIN Rich. (@EAT. (& I Cant Stress this Enuff) The FUCKIN Rich.)1592387129.0
Some have even gone as far as to accuse the musician of "grooming" Miya.
#MarquesHouston is not the first or last to groom a minor especially within the #JehovahsWitnesses, we know many yo… https://t.co/WSFgMNb0uF— 🇺🇲Ruby Q🇵🇷 (@🇺🇲Ruby Q🇵🇷)1592440560.0
People are really laying into the actor...So much so that, over a year on from his engagement, he has been forced to speak out about the issue regarding their age difference.
Marques has finally addressed the backlash.
Firstly, he reiterated the story of how they met.
He then addressed the elephant in the room.
He then insisted that all the rumors about their relationship are false.
However, people still aren't convinced.Despite the paragraphs, people are still concerned by the legitimacy of his relationship with Miya.
Marques still has a lot of explaining to do.
Marques Houston wrote that long ass paragraph basically to say he was grooming that girl until he could legally date her🙄— coke (@coke)1592436326.0