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The American Gospel singer Meleasa Houghton gained fame as the ex-wife of Israel Houghton. Furthermore, they welcomed three children in their marriage. Professionally, the singer contributed to many popular songs of different bands.

Meleasa Houghton later won the GMA Dove Awad for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the year. Furthermore, she received the nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/song. Learn more about the gospel singer including her net worth as well as earnings in this article.

Meleasa Houghton’s Marriage and Divorce

Meleasa Houghton’s best known as the ex-wife of Israel Houghton. The ex-couple tied the knot in 1994 in a close and intimate ceremony in front of friends and family. Furthermore, the guest list was small and only close friends and family members attended the wedding. However, the venue of the ceremony is still a mystery to their fans.


Although the couple lived happily married life for twenty-two years, they decided to part ways back in 2016.

So far no rumors about her dating again surfaced. Furthermore, she enjoys her single life and lives with her two sons.

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After their divorce, Israel stated in a post he failed and sinned his marriage five years before their divorce. In his post, he revealed that he and his current partner Adrienne met just over 2 year ago while his marriage was falling apart since the last 5 years. It was over somewhile before coming out publicly about their separation.

In his post of March 23, 2016, Israel backs up his current wife Adrienne stating that an innocent party had been dragged into this situation (the divorce controversies).

Adrienne is a woman of integrity & character.. Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions.   

His post later flooded with comments that led Israel asking his fans to respect his privacy. Thus, the singer’s unfaithful moment probably led the loving couple to their divorce.

Life After Divorce and Children

Being a single parent can be hard as it is, but when your ex-partner doesn’t pay for the mortgage of the house, it becomes even more stressful. According to various sources, Meleasa and her children evicted from their home in Texas due to Israel Houghton not paying for the mortgage for almost a year. As a result, the bank left with no other option evicted them.


Meleasa’s ex-husband needed to pay $89,111 as per the bank statement, yet he failed to do so. Moreover, Israel needed to pay $608,654 in order to fix everything as per the court documents. Furthermore, reports of a buyer for the house came in and Israel was relieved from some of his debt.

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Throughout their married life they welcomed three children. They are the parents of two sons and a daughter. As a matter of fact, their eldest child is their daughter Mariah Houghton. They later welcomed their sons Israel II and Milan Houghton.

Even though Meleasa and her children went through an eviction they remain in good term with Israel. Furthermore, their daughter already tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Byron. However, most of her two sons’ information is not accessible to the public.

How Much is Meleasa Houghton’s Net Worth?

Meleasa Houghton holds an estimated net worth of $1 million. According to the Law in the United States, any partner gets half of their spouse’s property after their divorce. Moreover, her ex-husband, Israel Houghton has $8 million net worth.


Although they did not disclose their financial statement, she likely received half of his property. Hence, she may own an estimated net worth of $4 million. 

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Before the couple divorced, she used to share the house together in Texas worth $797k. However, Israel not paying for the mortgage for almost a year caused the bank to evict Meleasa and her children.

Quick Facts of Meleasa Houghton

  • Meleasa Houghton was born on March 1, 1964, in the United States of America.
  • She is an American by nationality and is of Black ethnicity/race.
  • Meleasa is currently 54 years old.
  • She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.
  • As for her weight, she weighs in 60 kilograms.
  • Her hair and eyes are brown.