Lauryn Hill is speaking out about her new baby – and warning people not to make assumptions about his father.
Hill, who welcomed her sixth child last weekend, responded to speculation that Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s son and the father of her other five children, is her new son’s dad. And by mentioning the five children they have together, she seems to rule Marley out as the parent of her youngest child, who’s reportedly named Baby Boy Marley.
“Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning,” the soul singer, 36, writes on her official Web site. “To speculate without the facts can only cause people to form WRONG conclusions.”
Another rumor she’d like to clear up: Marley did not abandon her while she was pregnant with his child, she says, “contrary to the numerous reports.”
“We both value privacy and for that reason defend and preserve our right to it,” she continues.
While the status of her relationship with Marley is unclear, the Grammy winner says the couple’s brood – Zion David, 13, Selah Louise, 12, Joshua Omaru, 9, John Nesta, 8, and Sarah, 3 – remain the priority. “We have had long periods of separation over the years, but our five children together remain a joy to both of us.”
She adds: “Thank you for your concern, and I appreciate all of the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son.”
For his part to debunk the paternity speculation, Marley Tweeted, “People would rather listen to gossip than hear from the actual individuals. Some people just don’t want the truth.” Earlier, he congratulated her on the birth of her new son.