Rohan Marley On Losing Lauryn Hill: ‘I Loved Her So Much and I Faltered In Expressing It’

February 28, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Former professional football player and son of musical icon Bob Marley, Rohan Marley recently sat down for a very candid interview with OPEN magazine. During the interview, the 40-year-old entrepreneur spoke very transparently about his relationship with the mother of five of his children, hip hop songstress Lauryn Hill, in addition to his most recent break-up with ex-fiancé and Brazilian model, Isabeli Fontana.

Although their 10-year relationship has come to an end, when it came to discussing his preferences in music, Rohan revealed that he still loves Lauryn’s music. He also expressed his regret for not showing Lauryn how much he loved her prior to their split in 2011.

“I feel sad that I loved her so much and I faltered in expressing it to her somehow. It was my fault that she did not understand how I felt, and it was sad that we did not work out in that relationship sense. I was heartbroken for a long time.”

Rohan, who has remained rather quiet about his relationship with Lauryn over the years, also spoke about the former couple’s split in an interview a few months back.

“As a man, there are certain things I don’t accept, and it just so happened that I didn’t accept certain things [in the relationship]. It doesn’t mean she’s a bad person or I’m a bad person. It just didn’t work out,” he said

“[Our relationship] is good as in… in terms of being a mother and father to our children, it’s good,” he said.“It’s not as perfect as one might want it to be. It’s just the way the road went,” he continued.

During his interview with OPEN magazine, Rohan briefly touched on his recent broken engagement to Isabeli Fontana as well.

“That too did not work out. Now, I am just engaged to myself,” he says with a laugh, “It is tough, but we are not to ask ourselves, ‘Could you be loved?’ but to say, ‘Yes, I am loved’.”

While break-ups can be rough, it’s great that Rohan isn’t all down on himself about them. You live, you learn.

What are your thoughts on his explanation regarding his split from Lauryn?

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  • Hello

    I just realized how very young Lauren was when she hooked up with this guy. She release “The Miseducation of Lauren Hill” in her early 20s. The lady was 23 years old. No wonder Lauren Hill made so many “mistakes.”

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  • Kenechi K-Track Okoli

    My thoughts? No matter how perfect things might seem…Shit happens.

  • Mary Yamada

    The sooner she gets back to writing songs and singing them the better. She was my absolute favorite of all time singers.

  • toya

    Yea I love me some Lauryn Hill. Why she had 5 kids without a marriage I dont no.

  • sassey

    Hot mess, that man! I am not sure what was running through Lauryn’s mind while he was out doing his thing. I hope that she is healed, whole and happy. I really hope she is in a spiritual place; letting God lead and direct her path.

  • Barbara Codner

    Rohan thought he could do better and now that his engagement didn’t work out, he’s having regrets. If Lauryn isn’t taken, he can always fix what is broken. Lauryn had 5 babies with this man. It’s safe to say that she always wanted him in her life and for them to be a family.

  • gryph

    falter in expressing…didn’t he get her cousin pregnant?


    What is love Rohan? Lot of these nikkas do not know what love is!!

  • realadulttalk

    I knew when I read the title that his last relationship was over. They always think about what they should have done after the fact.

  • The One That Got Away

    I think Lauren birthing 5 children showed her commitment to him, the relationship, and their children. She put in 10 years. He said his self that there is certain things as a man he couldn’t accept. We can speculate what that means but I’m guessing he wanted her to accept him the way he was without giving her the platform to express how that made her feel while she had to change in order to be with him. In other words he wanted what he wasn’t willing to give as most men usually do. Now he’s regretting not displaying his love for her which most men usually do… when they leave to be with who they think will let them half heartedly be in a relationship that will inevitablely end. All unrewarding relationships end. Men….allow yourself to love someone and let them love you. And accept the fact change happens. You can’t remain the same or YOU will lose out in the end. Not only do you lose the woman you say you love and share children with, but the ability to watch the children grow TOGETHER as parents. Just a thought.

    • gryph

      commitment to him or maybe she just wanted babies.

  • MLS2698

    Let this be proof to women that having a man’s baby ( or 5) does not bring him closer to ” expressing ” his love. In regular folk talk: DAT DON’T MEAN HE GON’ LUV YOU! Reciprocity, that’s what Lauryn sang about, and that is what women need.

  • Trisha_B

    At least he sees what he did wrong in the relationship…But Lauryn couldn’t have been that broken up about the break-up for her to get knocked up so quick by someone else soon after they broke up. So i think both parties had their faults

    • MLS2698

      Yeah, but if I let a man put five babies in me, I’ll be like Drake……..I BETTER FIND YOUR LOVIN’!

      • Trisha_B

        You would think so right?! lol Noooo way i’m having 5 kids by a man during a 10 yr period & we’re both sitting there questioning our love lol