Quick Facts of Meleasa Houghton
- Full NameMeleasa Houghton
- Date of Birth1964 /03 /01
- Marital StatusDivorced
- ProfessionGospel singer
- Eye colourBlackBlack
- Hair colourBlack
- SpouseIsrael Houghton (1994-2016)
- Online PresenceInstagram
There is a various celebrity, who has come to limelight after marrying famous stars. Contrary, today we are about to look at the life of Gospel singer Meleasa Houghton who gained fame after divorce with her husband Israel Houghton. Israel is renowed for hits To worship you I live, Jesus at the center, Your presence is Heaven, our God reigns and many more.
Meleasa received Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel Performance/ Song. Meanwhile her ex-husband Israel is Grammy winner for best Gospel song. Would you like to know, Meleasa’s current relationship? What’s her net worth and salary? if so the read the whole article.
Early Life Preface
Meleasa was born on March 1, 1964, in the USA. She was born in the African-American family. She grew up alongside two siblings a younger brother and sister. Currently 56 years old grew up in a family of hardcore Christian beliefs.
Houghton attended a Christian school and sang in the church from an early age. She is very close to her mother and never misses to wish her on Mother’s Day. Her Instagram post on May 14, 2018, shows her love towards her mother where she thanked her for the sacrifice she made for her.
Failed Marriage Life
Meleasa Houghton married Grammy award winner Israel Houghton in 1994. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony after dating for a couple of months. They first met in Houghton‘s Pittsburgh church and fell in love because of their devoted passion towards Christianity.
Just like Meleasa, her husband Israel is a musician, producer, songwriter, and singer. The couple was happily married for 21 years before the news about her husband’s extramarital affairs started to spread. However, despite the rumors, the 55-year-old supported her husband and always stayed by his side.
Sadly things started to fall after the rumor of her husband started to turn true. Israel had been cheating Meleasa for a girl name Adrienne Houghton. Later the news came out and she was one of the colleagues of Israel. Ultimately Meleasa filed for divorce and separated with her husband.
Their divorce was finalized on February 22, 2016. Despite parting their ways she remained close with her ex-husband because of her children.
As of now, Maleasa is single and lives with her children. Contrary, her husband Israel proposed her new love, Adrienne, on August 12, 2016, in Paris. Adrienne uploaded a picture of her engagement ring on her Instagram account in front of Eiffel tower. Her husband re-married on November 11, 2016.
Meleasa shares three children with her marriage with Grammy award winner Israel Houghton. Currently, she lives with her children. She gained custody of her children after the divorce.
The ex-couple were blessed with Mariah Houghton, Milan Houghton, and Israel II(Sonny) Houghton. Their first child Mariah was born on August 31, 1995, while their second child Milan was born on October 21, 2003. Meleasa left Texas house after the divorce, but the couple shares mutual custody of their children. Additionally, Meleasa’s children share a smooth relationship with their new mother Adrienne. At one time Meleasa praised Adrienne for taking care of her children.
Net worth in Millions
Meleasa has earned an impressive amount from her career as a singer. Well, she has a total net worth of around $4 million as of 2020. She gained this fortune from her husband as a divorce settlement.
As per Celebrity net worth, her husband Isabel Houghton has a net worth of $8 million as of now. He has amassed such a hefty amount from his works as a singer.
Meleasa Houston singing a prayer song with ex-husband Israel.
Moreover, her net worth increases from her singing career as a gospel singer. On average in experience Gospel singer in the US earns around $51,926. On the other hand, an experienced level gospel singer earns an average salary of $89,670.
Moreover, Meleasa lived in Texas house worth $797,000. Sadly she had to evacuate the house because of failure to pay the mortgage. Her husband had to pay $608,654.17 as the mortgage. But, the couple didn’t pay $4,687 as a monthly rent due to which they had to leave the house.
As of now, the house is on sale for $797,000. The 5,405 square foot Mediterranean McMansion boasts five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a pool, a jacuzzi and overlooks Lake Houston.