Lauryn Hill’s Ex Rohan Marley Goes off on Wyclef Jean About His Book
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley have a complicated past that involves an affair of many years. Lauryn is an extremely private person, so despite the very public affair with Rohan, she never really spoke out on the private details of their relationship. Although the couple had several children together, he remained a married man throughout their relationship. And there’s that complicated relationship Lauryn had with Wyclef Jean, who is also married and was married throughout their relationship as well. Although Lauryn has not confirmed much about their relationship, Wyclef has always told the public that his affair with Lauryn Hill is what ultimately split The Fugees up.
But earlier last week, Wyclef made headlines when he alleged that the biggest issue he had with Lauryn is that she lied to him about her baby being his. And in his soon to be released memoir, he claims that it was mainly Lauryn’s “lie” about the paternity of the baby that put a strain on their relationship and eventually the entire group.
Here’s the excerpt from the book, Purpose:
“In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that. She could no longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken.”
A lot of Lauryn’s dedicated fans found Wyclef’s claims hard to believe, seeing as they just couldn’t imagine Lauryn being confused about the paternity of her child.
Well, it appears as if Rohan has decided to set the record straight on behalf of Lauryn Hill, who still has not addressed Wyclef’s allegations.
Here’s what Rohan told TMZ:
“Wyclef knew from jump that was my son from the day [Lauryn] was pregnant.”
And he even said that Wyclef and Lauryn’s relationship ended before he began dating her. He also claims that it was in fact Wyclef who hooked them up romantically:
“They were definitely not messing around, or he would never have given me the okay.”
And on why he alleges that Wyclef is lying:
“He is just saying false things to get book headlines. He knows he is fronting himself.”
Rohan made it clear to TMZ that he finds it hard to believe that Lauryn was sleeping with Wyclef while they were together. He says they were in the studio together too much for her to even have time to sleep with another man. But Wyclef holds on to his claims, and says that despite hooking the two up, he and Lauyrn were sleeping together regardless of her relationship with Rohan Marley.