Who said marriage keeps your relationship alive. For longetivity of your marriage, there must be trust and understanding. If one person broke the faith, there is no value of staying together no matter how long you have been together. Grammy Award nominee, Meleasa Knows it very well, and after divorce from her ex-husband, she is living with her kids.
Meleasa Houghton is a gospel singer who has won the GMA Dove for Award for the song of the Year in 2015. She is better known as the ex-wife of six-time Grammy Award winner Israel Houghton. She was together with Israel for almost two decades. Here are some facts of Israel Houghton’s ex-wife Meleasea Houghton.
Meleasa Was Married to Former Husband, Israel Houghton for Over Two Decades
Meleasa married to gospel singer Israel Houghton in 1994. She met Israel at Houghton’s ministry in Pittsburgh and eventually like each other, began dating. After dating for four months, Meleasa and Israel tied the knot. The couple even worked together on numerous songs.
Despite being married for more than twenty years, the couple ended their marriage and departed their way. Her husband confirmed that he cheated on her with another woman.
Like most couples in Hollywood, their relationship lasted for years but not forever. Meleasa has always been loyal to her husband and does everything to workout their married life. So, what the cause of their divorce?
Meleasa’s Husband Israel Houghton’s Divorce for Andrienne Bailon
Grammy winner Israel Houghton addressed that he cheated on estranged wife Meleasa Houghton with Andrienne Bailon, who is the co-host of The Real. Israel posted the pictures of him with Adrienne on vacation in Tulum, Mexico, that went viral on and claimed he cheated on his wife. Later the singer confirmed that his relationship with Bailon, stating a lengthy Facebook post in 2016.
Meleasa and Israel Houghton separated in 2015 and lived in different houses. A few months later, the divorce became finalized on February 22, 2016. The singer announced his divorce after twenty years of marriage via Facebook post, which has removed now.
The worship leader wrote, with a collective heavy heart, he and Meleasa were officially divorced. He has failed and sinned in their marriage several years ago. Despite that, the duo tried to work on their marriage, but it didn’t succeed. So, they decided to end their married life.
For the sake of their children, like most estranged couples, they chose to remain friends and kind to each other going forward. The leading cause of their divorce was Andrienne Bailon, with who Israel has an extramarital affair before his divorce to wife, Meleasa Houghton.
Life After Divorce: Married or Single?
After the divorce from Israel Houghton, she lives with her kids. She is working as a full-time mom and busy taking care of her children. There is no rumor that she is romantically involved with any guy. On the other hand, Meleasa’s ex-husband wedded his girlfriend, Andrienne Bailon, on November 11, 2016, in Paris.
Israel’s current, wife Andrienne, announced the engagement on Instagram with a clip, showing off the ring in front of Eiffel Tower and caption it, that read, “You. Me. Oui.” They said “I do” in front of 70 guests at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris.
Meleasa Has Three Children
Meleasa Houghton is a proud mother of three grown children; two daughters, Mariah and Milan Lillie, and a son, Israel Sonny Houghton. Her oldest daughter Meleasa was born on August 31, 1995, and is 25 years old. Mariah Houghton is married to her boyfriend turned husband Bryon in September 2016.
Israel’s ex-wife, Meleasa, shared a photo of her daughter and son-in-law on her social media and blessing them.
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Byron and Mariah…..there is a smile in my heart which will remain for always when I think about the Goodness of God…..God is constant and faithful and He will hold you tightly on your journey…..I have shed many tears of joy because my prayers were answered…….May the two of you be blessed and filled with the peace of God…..treasure one another……you are beautiful gifts to one another and I love love you both dearly …….🎁🎁🎉🎉
Her youngest daughter, Lillie Houghton was born on October 21, 2003, and recently graduated from her high school and preparing for the college. Israel Sonny loves singing songs. Lillie and Sonny both seem, they are following the path of their parents. They often sing songs and posted videos on their social media. Milan Lillie and Sonny both have social profiles.
How Old is Meleasa?
Meleasa Houghton celebrates her birthdate on March 1, 1964, somewhere in the United States. This is the only thing we know about her. By nationality, she is American, but her ethnicity is unknown. Also, being a private person, she has hidden all of her info of her family, education, and early life.
According to her birthdate, Meleasa is 56 years old and busy taking care of three children. On Mother’s Day, Houghton shared a family photo on which we can see she has two siblings, and her mom is standing on the left side of his father. Scroll down to see the post.
Who is Meleasa’s Father?
As mentioned earlier, Meleasa keeps a low profile. When it comes to his family, she completes silently. We tried to get the detail of her parents’ names and profession, but we have collected some data.
However, Meleasa is so grateful to her parents for giving her a through Christian upbringing. She posted a photo of her mom on her Instagram in December 2019 with a caption. She wrote, her mother was always kind and lovely and so blessed that another Christmas to come with love sign.
Going through her Instagram, she often shares a picture of her parents. On April 5, 2019, she took to Instagram to wish a warm birthday to her father. She posted a photo of herself and her father and captioned it. She stated Happy Birthday, Dad. Meleasa added, she was horned to call her dad. Also, she thanked him for showing love to her mom.
What Does Meleasa Do for a Living?
Israel’s ex-wife is a gospel singer and released numerous albums and songs. She was a member of the Israel and Breed Christian Band. She has developed her interest in singing from an early age. Later, she followed her passion and became one of the notable singers in the USA. She has been in the music industry since 1990. Throughout the years, she makes a significant fortune and living a luxurious life with her family.
At present, Meleasa’s estimated net worth is $1 million whereas, her former husband, Israel’s net worth is $8 million. According to US law, after divorce, the spouse received half property from their spouse.
Does She Have a Social Account?
The five feet six inches gospel singer holds an account on Instagram, but she isn’t online on Facebook and Twitter. Further, she fills her Instagram page with full of fond memories.