Lauryn Hill Welcomes Baby No. 6, But Is Rohan Marley The Dad?

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The singer gave birth to a son last Saturday, but the baby's paternity is still up in the air.

Lauryn Hill, 36, has always been one of those few celebrities who have managed to keep their personal life shrouded in mystery, so we may never know what's going on in this situation, but one thing is for certain: there are still some very big questions left unanswered: If Rohan, her long-time partner and father of Lauryn's other five children, is the father of this newest baby, why did he say he wasn't? And if he actually isn't the father as he says, how could he stay with a woman who's had a baby with another man? Let's try to get to the bottom of this tangled mess...

First let's go back to the beginning: Lauryn and Rohan Marley, son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, met in 1996, when Rohan was still married. And according to an October 2003 Rolling Stone article, Marley never divorced his first wife Geraldine Khawly, despite being with Lauryn and having several children with her. So much for "One Love."

Rohan and Lauryn have five children together, their ages ranging from three to fourteen. In the past, Hill has referred to Marley as her husband, though there is no legal record of their relationship. Wikipedia states that Marley's MySpace page refers to himself as single—but, let's be real, who the hell has signed into, let alone updated, their MySpace page in the last five years? That bit of evidence, I think, we can rule as circumstantial. Eddie Murphy To Take A Paternity Test

Rohan's Wikipedia page also states that Lauryn Hill and he have only five children together, making no mention of Lauryn's most recently born son. Yet, Lauryn's Wikipedia page states that the couple has six children together. Hmmm...

A little while back, we posted that Rohan denied fathership of Lauryn's most recent pregnancy early on. He took to Twitter to say: "2 things, I'm not married and I don't have anyone expecting anything." Ouch. Not the greatest thing to hear from your long-time partner when you've got one cookin' in your oven. Lauryn Hill's Sixth Baby Isn't Her Boyfriend's Child

And what followed this announcement were rumors that Rohan left Lauryn while she was pregnant for Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana. Yet, Celebrity Baby Scoop, says Rohan denied this allegation, saying, "Ms. Hill is the mother of my children, whom I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for. I would never do that." So was Lauryn the one who strayed?

The post goes on to say that Lauryn and Rohan have just five children together, and yesterday Rohan tweeted: "I'm forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son." So one thing's for certain: Rohan is ardently denying paternity of the child—leaving all to wonder who could be the father of this new little bundle. Lauryn hasn't revealed the name of the baby yet, but rumor has it that, for now, she's been calling him "Baby Boy Marley."

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