Well, well, well. This is an interesting turn of events. After wild speculation about the state of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley’s relationship, Mr. Lauryn has decided to set the record straight. And by “straight” I mean “I still have questions, but I’ll hold my tongue for the moment.” A few months ago. Lauryn announced that she was pregnant for the sixth time. Rohan, who is the baby-daddy of Lauryn’s first five children, seemed to be rejecting the idea that he was this child’s father. Over the weekend, Lauryn gave birth, and almost at the same time, Rohan went public with his new relationship – he’s dating a 28-year-old Brazilian model, Isabeli Fontani. It seemed like Rohan was being a d-bag, denying paternity on his kid, dumping his baby-mama and then hooking up with some young chick. But Ms. Lauryn wants us to know that’s not the situation:
“Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning. To speculate without the facts can only cause people to form WRONG conclusions. We both value privacy and for that reason defend and preserve our right to it… Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child. We have had long periods of separation over the years but our 5 children together remain a joy to both of us. Thank you for your concern and I appreciate all of the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son.”
[From Lauryn’s website]
Okay… the relevant part is “Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child. We have had long periods of separation over the years but our 5 children together remain a joy to both of us.” I feel like it’s a riddle. I feel like Lauryn could have just said, “Rohan is not the father of this baby, y’all.” Instead, she takes pains to let us know that Rohan didn’t abandon her while she was pregnant… which could mean she abandoned him? Eh. The easy answer is that Rohan is not the father, and that he and Lauryn split up sometime around the time when Lauryn got pregnant by another dude. But it feels like she’s talking around something, right?
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