Who is Mariah Houghton?

Mariah Houghton is the daughter of famous Gospel singer Israel Houghton. But it is not the only reason for her fame. Her absolute talent as a singer is another reason people know her. 

Mariah Houghton is the daughter Israel had with her former wife, Meleasa. She also seems to be close to her stepmother Adrienne Bailon, too. She has made multiple appearances with her stepmother on her YouTube channel.

Mariah Houghton’s career has been through ups and downs, but her dedication has pushed her to give nothing but the best.

Let’s read about the life of Mariah Houghton.

Full nameMariah Houghton
BirthdateAugust 31, 1995
Age27 years old
Sun signVirgo
TraitsPositive– Protective, intuitive, and loyal
Negative– Complicated, possessive, and secretive
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Currently residingHouston, Texas, USA
ParentsIsrael Houghton (father),
Meleasa Houghton (mother),
Adrienne Bailon (stepmother)
GrandparentsHenry Houghton,
Margaret Houghton
SiblingsMilan Houghton,
Jordan Houghton,
Isreal Houghton Sonny,
Lillie Houghton
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseByron Rideau (ex-husband)
Founder at Bella’s Blankets (Non-profit)
Creative Director for XIXI
Net worthBelow USD 1 million
Social mediaInstagram,
Eyes colorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Early life

Israel Houghton posted photo of mariah when she was a kid

Mariah Houghton was born to Israel and Meleasa Houghton on 31 August 1995. She was born in Pittsburgh, USA. Mariah has received a lot of attention since her early childhood. Her grandparent is Margaret Houghton, aka ‘Hamilton’s Historical icon.’

Mariah Houghton has four siblings: Milan Houghton, Jordan Houghton, Isreal Houghton, Sonny, and Lillie Houghton.

She attended Lakewood Church, founded by Joel Osteen in Texas.

Mariah used to sing in church. However, she did not attend college and started her professional career as a gospel singer.

Mariah Houghton Personality Traits

Photo of Mariah Houghton as a child with her father Israel Houghton

Mariah is a stunning woman who has such an appealing personality trait. Her beauty and grace are something that makes us curious about her.

Mariah is an American beauty blessed with black hair and black eyes. Her birth sign is Virgo, and she is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Photo of Mariah when she was 19 posted by Israel

Mariah Houghton Parents

Mariah is close to her family and has been in the media for her family’s name. Let’s have a close look at her family details.

Israel Houghton

Mariah photo with her father Israel Houghton
Israel Houghton with his daughter Mariah

Mariah is a child of six Grammy Awards winner singers, including Israel Houghton. Israel Houghton was born on 19 May 1971. He has been active in the field of singing since 1997.

Israel married Mariah’s mother, Meleasa Houghton, in 1994. Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2015. And they got divorced in 2016.

Reports stated that he was in a relationship with DeVawn Moreno when he was still married to Meleasa. Israel has two kids named Kingston and Khristian from DeVawn Moreno.

Israel Houghton is now with Adrienne Bailon. The couple wed in Paris after dating for several months.

Mariah has an inseparable bond with her father and her stepmother, Adrienne. She often shows up in the media to confess her special relationship with her family.

Israel Houghton is active on Instagram with ID @israelhoughton

His account has accumulated 535k followers and has 1,111 followers. He has confessed his love for his current wife in his bio, saying he is proud to be Adrienne’s husband.

Related: Check out the biography of Israel Houghton.

Meleasa Houghton

Meleasa Houghton with her daughter Mariah
Meleasa and Mariah Houghton selfies

The mother of Mariah, Meleasa Houghton, was born on 1 March 1994 in the United States of America. Meleasa has two siblings, one is her brother Gil, and another is her sister Ruby.

She is famous for being the ex-wife of Israel Houghton. Mariah is a gospel singer. She received the GMA Dove award for the traditional gospel in 2015.

Meleasa is active in charity functions and women empowerment programs. She does not sing as of now.

Related: Read about the mother of Mariah Houghton

Adrienne Bailon (stepmother)

Even though often we find such a relationship complex and tricky but not so in the case of Adrienne and Mariah. 

Adrienne Bailon and daughter of Israel
Adrienne Bailon and her daughter Mariah Houghton

Mariah Houghton quickly warmed up to her stepmom. It can be either because both share the same interest, such as music.

The statement (humorously) made by her on Adrienne’s YouTube channel, All Things Adrienne that she didn’t need to shop anymore as they wore the same size also indicates that they share similar tastes regarding fashion.

They both are friends and feel awkward when someone stages them as “steps.”

Adrienne is Scorpio and Mariah is Virgo. They both can be excellent matches, another reason for their compatibility.

Related: Read about Adrienne Bailon’s life story


Mariah has three siblings- Jordan, Milan, and Israel Houghton Sonny. All of them have an interest in music. Singing may be in their genes.

Sonny Houghton is currently the producer and director of marketing for Beat Bank. He is active on Instagram with the ID @sonnyhoughton2

Lillie Houghton is also into music. She posts several videos of her singing on her Instagram account @lillie_houghton

She is a content director at Beat Bank.

The siblings share each other’s pictures over social media. It seems like they enjoy each other’s company.


Margaret Houghton grandmother of Mariah Houghton
Margaret Houghton, grandmother of Mariah Houghton

Mariah’s grandmother is Margaret Houghton. She has written many books and edited them as the Hamilton public library archivist.

Her love for history was immense. When she was alive, she made a remarkable contribution to society. Unfortunately, Margaret passed away on 8 October 2018.

Byron Rideau (ex-husband)

Byron Rideau wedding pic with Mariah Houghton
Byron Rideau wedding pic with Mariah Houghton

Mariah married Byron Rideau for almost three years but got divorced. They married in 2016. He was 22 years, and she was 20 years.

They were happy until the news about their disputes came out. Every one of us assumed that they were so much in love with each other. But in 2019, Mariah decided to quit the marriage, saying in the media that she didn’t prefer a married life. Mariah told him that she didn’t enjoy life after marriage.

In a YouTube interview with The Roommates, Byron said marriage was an immature decision as they were too young. It was Mariah who wanted to divorce. She told Byron that she didn’t want to be married anymore.

Byron was taken aback as he never saw this coming. However, he still has no ill feelings for her. He has moved on.

Byron also accepted that he prioritized his work and gave his family less time. He wanted to contact a marriage counselor, but Mariah decided their marriage did not need help. Instead, they should split up.

Finally, after three years of marriage, the couple decided separation was best for both and to salvage what remained of their relationship.

Byron is married to Jordan Rideau, and they seem to be very happy.

Mariah Houghton career

Following the footpath of her parents, Maria is interested in singing. There is a video on YouTube where she is singing live in front of an audience with her father, Israel Houghton, on Piano. They were performing Adele’s song To Make You Feel My Love.

Daughter of Israel Modeling
Mariah Houghton modeling

Her mother, Meleasa Houghton, also attended the show to support her support for the daughter

Mariah sang in the Lakewood church when she was six years old.

She is currently working as Creative Director for Adrienne’s business XiXI.

Social Media

Mariah Houghton is active on Instagram. As of now, Mariah has 64.7k followers, with 59 followers on her Instagram.

Mariah has been living a single life now after her divorce. There are no rumors about her connection to anyone else. She lives in Pittsburg, USA currently.

Mariah is active in the design field at present. She has created a separate promotional page for her creativity. If you want to have a look at her designs, the Instagram ID is @maisonmaisey

Mariah has grown up to become an independent woman. Mariah has inspired many women out there who look up to her as a role model.


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