Lauryn Hill has given birth to a baby boy, as Celebritology reported Tuesday. But with news of the happy occasion came questions about the child’s paternity — Rohan Marley, Hill’s on-again-off-again partner and a dad to her five previous children, has denied he fathered the baby boy — as well as some gossipy rumors about Hill’s relationship with Marley. (Some media outlets, including MediaTakeOut.com and the New York. Daily News, reported that Marley cheated on a pregnant Hill with a Brazilian model.)
Obviously fed up with the speculation, Hill released this statement:
“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 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 you concern and I appreciate all the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son.”
This message seems to confirm that Marley is neither a new father nor a cheater. And also that Lauryn Hill is really sick of gossip. The only question left is, what’s the little guy’s name?