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?