Mariah Houghton- Daughter of Meleasa and Israel Houghton

Who is Mariah Houghton?

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

Additionally, 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.

Quick facts

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,
Meleasa Houghton,
StepmotherAdrienne Bailon
GrandparentsHenry Houghton,
Margaret Houghton
SiblingsMilan Houghton,
Jordan Houghton,
Isreal Houghton Sonny,
Lillie Houghton
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseByron Rideau (ex-husband)
ProfessionFounder at Bella’s Blankets (Non-profit)
Creative Director for XIXI
Net worthBelow USD 1 million
Social mediaInstagram,
Eyes colorBlack
Hair ColorBlack


Israel Houghton posted photo of mariah when she was a kid

Mariah Houghton was born to Israel and Meleasa Houghton on August 31, 1995, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a Virgo. A Virgo woman is protective, intuitive, and loyal; however, she can be complicated, possessive, and secretive.

Mariah comes from a very respectable family. Her grandmother, Margaret Houghton, was known as Hamilton’s Historical icon. She was the go-to historian, chronicler, and archivist.

Mariah’s parents homeschooled her instead of sending her to an educational institute. Additionally, She went to the Lakewood Church founded by Joel Osteen in Texas. 

For Mariah Houghton, Israel and Meleasa were an inspiration. Since she wanted to be a singer like them, she started singing in church and became a gospel singer.

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. She is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.


Israel Houghton (father)

Mariah photo with her father Israel Houghton

Mariah’s father, Israel Houghton, was born on May 19, 1971. Her father has been singing professionally since 1997. Additionally, Israel has a successful career winning multiple Grammy Awards.

Israel married Meleasa Houghton in 1994. However, there was a rumor circulating that he was cheating on Meleasa. Israel was having an extramarital affair with DeVawn Moreno.

The Houghton couple separated in 2015 and finally divorced in 2016. 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.

Meleasa Houghton (mother)

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.

Adrienne Bailon (stepmother)

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

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

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.

Margaret Houghton (Grandmother)

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.


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.


Byron Rideau

Byron Rideau wedding pic with Mariah Houghton
Byron Rideau’s 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 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.

Mariah Houghton 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, her 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.


How old is Mariah Houghton?

Mariah was born on August 31, 1995. As of 2023, she is 27 years old.

Who is Mariah Houghton’s mother?

Mariah is the biological child of Meleasa Houghton.

Who is Mariah to Adrienne Houghton?

Mariah is the stepdaughter of Adrienne Houghton. She was born to Isreal Houghton by his first wife, Meleasa.

When did Mariah get married?

Mariah Houghton married Byron on September 25, 2016. She was only 20 years old.

Who is Mariah Houghton’s husband?

After divorcing Byron in 2019, Mariah seems to have taken a break from formal relationships. She has learned that rushing into a relationship is a bad idea. It seems she is not involved in a romantic relationship with anyone.

However, her ex-husband Byron has married a beautiful lady named Jordan.

What happened to Mariah Houghton’s marriage?

In a YouTube interview with The Roommates, Byron mentioned that he had been too busy with his work. Mariah told him that she had stopped enjoying life after marriage and didn’t want to be married.

She also rejected the idea of taking help from a marriage counselor. Finally, after three years of marriage, the couple separated in 2019.

Is Israel Houghton’s daughter still married?

Isreal Houghton’s daughter, Mariah Houghton, has taken a break from entering into a romantic relationship as of 2021. Our sources suggest that she is more focused on her career and wants to avoid rushing into a relationship.

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