Grammy-winner Israel Houghton announced the end of his 20-year
marriage to Meleasa Houghton, telling Facebook followers “I failed and
sinned in my marriage.”
“Several years ago I failed and sinned in
my marriage. … Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship
have proven too much to overcome. We have always handled our family and
ministry with grace and generosity toward others, discretion, and
privacy,” Houghton posted.
Houghton says the news might be shocking to some, but many close to them were aware of their marital troubles.
am in the process of restoration and I have repented for my actions.
Although I am sincerely sorry, and forgiven, I soberly realize that I
will live with the consequences of my failings for the rest of my life,”
Houghton posted on Facebook.
“As this has become a public matter
I want to apologize to the many who have supported my ministry through
the years. I’m sorry for the many who will be hurt to learn of my
personal failure. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news may
cause you. We thank you for your prayers and for allowing us to handle
this privately with those who are set over us in this process,” Houghton
The couple has three children.
Houghton and his now ex-wife Meleasa have three children: Mariah, Israel and Milan. In addition to singing, Israel is also a worship leader at famed pastor Joel Osteen’s church in Houston, Texas.
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