By Carter Maness
Rohan Marley, former football player, son of music legend Bob Marley and onetime beau of hip-hop icon Lauryn Hill, is set to marry model Isabeli Fontana in an Ethiopian wedding. Marley previously had a storied 15-year relationship with Lauryn Hill. And while there was never confirmation the two were legally married, the duo had five children together and Hill routinely referred to Marley as her husband during last decade-and-a-half.
Hill’s most recent child, which she announced as she returned to performing last year, was fathered by another man.”I’m going to be taking time off to give birth,” the former-Fugee revealed at a concert in Detroit.
Marley and Fontana, who began dating as Hill neared the birth of her child, apparently chose Ethiopia for its Rastafarian roots. “Rohan told me we have to return to the roots so the marriage will last forever,” Fontana recently revealed.
The famed model is not without controversy, either. She recently was at the center of an Internet firestorm after H&M darkened her skin for swimwear ads. Her mother shined some light on the couple’s engagement and as-of-yet unset wedding. “I think everything is happening too fast, but everything has a different rhythm with Isabeli,” she said.