Early Life & Career
Meleasa Houghton (born 1964) is an acclaimed gospel singer. She is very devoted to her Christian faith and dedicated her life to Jesus Christ. She has written many songs and was even nominated for a Grammy award. Unfortunately, she did not receive one.
Although Meleasa herself was a successful gospel singer, she rose to fame for being the wife of Israel Houghton. She met her future husband while working in Christian ministry. Shortly after meeting Israel, she joined the Israel and Breed band, where she has spent most of her professional career.
Her contribution to some of the band’s most popular songs like “How Awesome is Our God”, ”Alpha and Omega”, ”It’s Not Over”, ”Chasing Me Down” didn’t go unnoticed. There is no question she is a very talented gospel singer.
Meleasa is very active on her Instagram account and has gathered over eleven thousand followers. She mostly posts pictures of her family and children. Houghton does not use Facebook nor Twitter.
Meleasa Houghton’s Net Worth & Salary
Meleasa Houghton’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $2 million. Her ex-husband Israel has a net worth of over $8 million.
Under United States law, when a couple gets divorced, one partner receives half of the other’s property. Since she got half of Israel’s assets, she may be worth over $8 million herself. Not too bad for a gospel singer. There are no confirmed sources regarding her salary.
Meleasa Hougthton’s Family and High-profile Marriage To Israel Houghton
As previously mentioned, Meleasa Houghton is the ex-wife of Israel Houghton. Israel is a Christian music singer, musician, and songwriter. They met for the first time in Houghton’s Pittsburgh Church. They married in 1994, after several months of dating. Meleasa and Israels’ relationship and marriage were based on mutual respect and devotion to the Christian faith (or so everyone thought).
She has given birth to three beautiful children. Their eldest is a daughter named Mariah, their middle child was named Israel II, while the youngest of the family is named Milan Houghton.
There is very little information about Meleasa’s childhood and upbringing. It is unknown whether she has any siblings, nor what kind of relationship she has with her family.
Israel Houghton Affair & Separation
Meleasa was pulled into controversy because of her marriage to Israel. Reports claimed that her husband, Grammy Award-winner, had an affair. Israel Houghton himself has revealed this information shortly afterward. At the time, this occurrence drew a lot of media attention because of Israel’s religiousness. Christianity despises infidelity and considers it a sin.
Their marriage after ended shortly afterward with the rumors emerging that Israel’s unfaithfulness was the sole reason for their separation. They divorced in 2016 after more than 20 years of a seemingly happy marriage.
After their separation, there has been an ongoing debate about Christian men who claim to be honest and faithful to their partners throughout their marriage and until death does them part. The fact that a lot of Christians do not practice what they preach came to light. As it turns out – a lot of them did not stay true to their relationships.
Even though Meleasa and Israel divorced in 2016, both of them confirmed that they still keep in touch and have remained good friends.
Soon after the divorce, her ex-husband Israel began a relationship with Adrienne Eliza-Houghton and married her shortly after.
Despite her husband’s past, Meleasa has remained faithful and had no affairs, nor have there been rumors about her involvement in any scandalous activities (like a true Christian).
Meleasa is 58 years old and was born on March 1, 1961. Her Zodiac sign is Pisces.
Height and Weight
Meleasa’s height is slightly above the average height for women in the United States of America. The average is 5’4, while she stands at 5 feet 6 inches(168cm). She weighs 176lb(80kg) and has a shoe size of 8.5 US. No sources mention her body measurements as she has not disclosed this information to the public yet.
Nationality & Ethnicity
Meleasa Houghton is American. Her ethnicity is African American, she has dark skin, long black hair and deep brown eyes.
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Born:,1 March 1961
Profession:,Acclaimed gospel singer
Net Worth:,$2 million
Eye Color:,Deep brown
Height:,5 feet 6 inches(168cm)
Married to:,No (Divorced)
Children:,3 (Mariah – Israel II – Milan Houghton)