Miya Houston was quickly recognised by Marques Houston as “the one.”
Five months after they began dating, in March 2019, the couple got engaged. They had first met in 2018 at a Jehovah’s Witness gathering. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, they were married on August 24, 2020, in front of a small group of people in California.
Daughter Zara Denise, the first child born to Marques and Miya, was born in December 2021. They opted to keep their pregnancy a secret, but once their daughter was born, the former Sister, Sister star gushed on Instagram about his wife.
an uncommon sort of beauty. A child is such an amazing gift from God. Being able to carry an entire human inside a woman’s body is such an incredible creation.
She grew up in San Bernardino, California
Miya was raised in San Bernardino, California, where she was born on October 7, 2000. She disclosed to Rolling Out in March 2021 that she spent the majority of her teenage years living with her grandparents, which is when she converted to the Jehovah’s Witness faith.
She admitted that her father wasn’t a part of her life, but she seems to get along well with her mother. By stating, “My Beautiful Mom, my day one, my bestie, my venting buddy, my twin,” Miya complimented her mother on Instagram in 2021. Mom, I appreciate you giving me life. And thank you for our friendship; I want my future daughter to feel the same way.
She met Marques at a Jehovah’s Witness convention
After meeting at a Jehovah’s Witness gathering in April 2018, Marques and Miya became close because of their shared beliefs. They met through Chris Stokes, the actor’s manager, and his daughter Chrissy Morales.
Exact one year after they first met, the You Got Served actor posted a sweet message. “I found my one, my everlasting love, my relationship objectives, my other half, my spiritual woman, and my blessing one year ago today! … Happy one-year anniversary of getting to know each other, baby,” he added.
Despite the fact that they first met in April, their relationship didn’t officially begin until October 8, 2018, the day after Miya turned 18 years old.
She met her best friend at the same convention
Miya first met Marques at the same event that she also first met Chrissy Morales, her best friend.
She told Rolling Out, “I was initially with one of my pals and we noticed this lovely girl, who just so happened to be Chrissy, and we just went over to her and said, “Hey, let’s be friends.” Since that convention, a strong friendship has developed between us. We visit a makeup store. She is incredible.
Since then, Miya has shared numerous images and videos of herself and Morales on Instagram. The two of them have also made “clean” candles, gone out to breakfast, and made TikTok videos.
The two also started a joint YouTube channel in May 2020 where they share their beauty tips and Q&A videos.
She married Marques in 2020
Five months into their relationship, in March 2019, Marques asked Miya to marry him.
On Instagram, Miya posted numerous images of their engagement along with the caption, “Today I said ‘yes’ to my Bestfriend…. Being yours FOREVER and having you is such a blessing to me.
In addition, Marques shared a picture of the couple holding hands while displaying Miya’s 5-carat diamond engagement ring. She responded, “YES,” he wrote.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marques and Miya wed more than a year later in a very private outdoor ceremony. On August 24, 2020, they said “I do” at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, California. The husband wore a white Shaker tuxedo, and the bride wore a Jomo Patterson bridal gown.
Marques tells PEOPLE, “I was so anxious that I was literally shivering, but everything felt beautiful when I saw Miya go down the aisle. “I tried to control my tears and promised her I wasn’t going to, but I couldn’t. I sobbed uncontrollably.
The couple exchanged standard vows and added a unique handshake to their ceremony. We didn’t make any specific vows, but we did practise a special handshake for the “kiss the bride” section, according to Marques.
“We practised this handshake for like months, but we never perfected it till the big day! “We both exchanged looks of, ‘finally,'” Miya continued.
Marques surprised his wife by having R&B artist Major play at the reception.
She is a mom
Zara Denise Houston was born to Marques and Miya on December 2, 2021.
Zara’s birth was announced on Instagram a few days after she was born. The couple decided to keep their pregnancy a secret.
Daddy and Mommy adore you very much. Zari, slow down! I can’t believe you’ve been here for a week already. The caption was written by Miya. “I’m very grateful and pleased to be your mother, babygirl. Every single day, I give thanks to Jehovah for you. You won’t understand how much I love you.
Marques talked to PEOPLE about fatherhood two months later and credited Miya with helping him maintain his “balance.”
My daughter’s life is greatly influenced by me. I don’t belong to the group of absent fathers that’s
She is Marques‘ musical muse
Me, a 14-track album by Marques, was published in February 2022 and included the ballad “Forever’s Not Long Enough.” Early in their relationship, the singer told PEOPLE, he composed the love song specifically for his wife.
“I recorded the song and played the voice note for her,” Marques said. “I said, ‘Babe, this is the song I wrote about you like right when we started dating.'” And that was kind of great because I instantly recognised her as the one. I suddenly had the tune in my head.
The song’s music video, which debuted first exclusively with PEOPLE, included scenes from the couple’s wedding and engagement.
“Let It Go,” another song on the album, is a duet with Miya. Sings Marques, “It’s
She is a makeup artist
Miya has been employed as a professional makeup artist since at least June 2022, as can be seen on her Instagram. She contributed to the Tubi films Best Friend, The Stepmother, and The Stepmother 2. She has also done the makeup for other celebrities, such as singer V. Bozeman and actress Tanee McCall, a former backup dancer for Beyoncé.
She is active on social media
On Instagram, Miya frequently offers insights into her daily life, including numerous pictures about her time with Zara and Marques as well as frequent updates about her daily routines.
She uploaded an Instagram Reel of their beach picnic in August 2022, the couple’s second wedding anniversary, with the caption, “Yesterday I surprised the love of my life w/ a tiny romantic beach picnic for our 2 year anniversary. Hope you had fun on your date, my darling. More than you can imagine, I adore you. I appreciate you being the finest dad to Zara and the best husband to me.