An American singer, Meleasa Houghton was a nominee for Gray Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song. She is best known as Gospel Singer. She was part of Israel and Breed and contributed several songs including- Your Presence Is Heaven, Rez Power, Jesus at the Centre and so on. She was involved in controversies due to her marriage and divorce with her ex-husband, Israel Hughston.
Early life and Education
Meleasa was born on 1st May 1964 in the United States. Houghton holds America nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. From an early age, she was very interested in music and that too in Christian music.
Rather than pop culture, she was more inclined towards Christian music.
Meleasa Houghton's Career
Talking about her career, she is a Gospel singer involved with the American singer Israel and New Breed. The breed including Meleasa gave various songs including- Your Presence Is Heaven, Rez Power, Jesus at the center and so on.
For her song How Awesome Is Our God [Live], she was nominated for Best Gospel Performance/Song. Her ex-husband Israel Houghton is a popular American Christian music singer and songwriter who is the Grammy Award winner.
Recently, his song Chasing Me Down with the fellow inspirational artist, Tye Tribbett made it in the Top 20 Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart
Meleasa Houghton's Personal Life
Meleasa was dragged into much of the controversies due to her marriage and divorced. She was married to Israel Houghton, an American Christian music singer, songwriter plus producer in 1996 after months of dating. The couple met at the Houghton’s ministry in Pittsburgh for the first time, and after that, they started dating.
They together had three children- Mariah, Israel II, Jordan Houghton, born June 6th, and Milan Lily. Their daughter Mariah is a married woman now. She tied the knot with her boyfriend in the year 2016.
In 2016 they divorced after 20 years of relation and announced it on the social networking sites. The custody of their children was given to Maleasa. Now, she is single and living with her children.
There was numerous news about the reasons behind their separations. It was said that Israel’s then-girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon, the co-host of Real was the reason for their divorce. But Meleasa disclosed that Bailon was not the reason for that. Isreal stated he has sinned in his marriage with Meleasa.
He said prior to announcing their divorce in the year 2016, they were facing marital issues for the past couple of years. He said the couple tried to solve their issues, yet with no result. In the end, they filed for divorce in the year 2016.
Currently, Israel and Adrienna are together and got engaged in 2016. Looks like the couple might get married soon.
Meleasa Houghton's Net Worth
The beautiful, Meleasa Houghton has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Before their divorced, she and her ex-husband used to live together in a house in a suburb of Houghton that is worth $797,000 currently. Houghton is living a great life with her children and enjoying being a single mother.
She is a gospel singer and the average salary of a gospel singer is around $40k. The net worth of her ex-husband is estimated at $8 million.