Lauryn Hill Dismisses Rumors In Statement, Hints Marley Was Not The Father Of Her Child

Lauryn Hill: 'Mr. Marley Did Not Abandon Me'

Just days before giving birth to her sixth child on Saturday, July 23, singer Lauryn Hill was in the midst of rumors that she was dumped by Rohan Marley--the father of her five older children.

The blogosphere has been abuzz with reports that Marley, the fourth son of reggae legend Bob Marley, left a very pregnant Hill for Brazilian model, Isabeli Fontana. However, Hill released a statement via her representatives' Twitter account on July 26 that reveals Marley is not the father of her newborn baby boy--and he didn't abandon her.

"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," Hill stated.

Although Hill requested that her personal life be kept private, she did take some time to deny the rumors regarding her relationship with Marley.

"Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child," stated Hill. "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."

Marley not only retweeted Hill's public statement, but he also posted his own message--one congratulating Hill on the birth of her son. He posted the following on his Twitter account on Monday:

I'm forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I'm sure she'll appreciate the love being sent to her.

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