Marques Houston is once again making headlines, this time for claiming that controversial comments he made while explaining the two-decade age gap with his wife were taken “out of context”.
As previously reported, the singer and actor spoke with page 6 earlier this week and said he dated women his own age years ago, but they came with too much “baggage”.
He added of women with children: “Nothing against single women, but single mothers with children are a red flag for me.”
Houston’s comments were met with swift backlash. Now the No Exit star issued an apology.
On Wednesday, he took to his Instagram story to clarify his comments.
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“I humbly apologize for the comments I have made and to those I have offended. I have deep respect for all women of any age, race or background and my comments made in a recent interview have been taken out of context,” Houston explained.
“I work with many independent women every day, and I have ultimate respect for them and what they are capable of accomplishing in this world, and my choice of words, or the way they were taken, does not does not reflect how I see them,” he said. continued. “Once again, I would like to apologize and use this experience to improve myself and the men for whom I am an example.”
Since he married his wife Miya Dickey in 2020, who was 19 at the time, the former member of R&B group Immature has faced backlash and criticism.
Houston’s latest comments sparked more anger, including from Immature Young Rome band member.
Rome wrote in a lengthy Instagram statement, “It’s a shame that at the time of crying and crying my brother, I have to speak about statements I don’t agree with. But as a member of Immature , I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive statements made by my former band member Marques Houston. We were raised by a tribe of strong, independent women who faced hardships we will never understand. completely.
Houston is now 41 and his wife is 22.
The couple welcomed their first child together in 2021. Despite the backlash, Houston continues to defend her relationship and insists the age difference doesn’t matter.
In an interview earlier this month on TV One’s UncensoredHouston said of her marriage, “People don’t understand it.”
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