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Rohan Marley

I'll Be Mr. Mom

When Lauryn Hill Goes to Prison

5/13/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0512_marley_gettyLauryn Hill’s 5-time baby daddy Rohan Marley says he plans to STEP UP his parenting during Lauryn's upcoming 3-month stint in federal prison ... telling TMZ, "I will be there for my kids."

Hill and Marley dated for 13 years -- but never married -- and since they split in 2009, Lauryn has done the lion's share of the child-rearing. The kids range between the ages of 5 and 15.

Rohan tells us he's always been involved in his children's lives ... but says, "I will be there even more while she is dealing with this … to make sure that everything is fine.”

We're told ... Lauryn and Rohan agreed that the kids will primarily stay with family members, with Rohan getting involved as much as he can.

As we previously reported, Hill pled guilty to blowing off 3 years of tax returns -- she's been ordered to turn herself in to authorities to begin her sentence by July 8.

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16.

Toasty J    

She said in court that "taxes are a form of slavery".
Millions of rich people just welcomed her to slavery.
Pay up!

527 days ago
17.

@luvonfiyah    

... also called *flippin' da' script* ... Do watcha' gotta' do! ; /

527 days ago
18.

Wrestlingmark00    

Strong independent black woman with baby thug daddy

527 days ago
19.

StereoMan100    

Wow, Why is this news? A dad shouldnt have to be recognized for taking care of his kids. He should be doing this anyways... If he can make them then he can raise them.

527 days ago
20.

EricsGirl    

This is the sad state of affairs in fatherhood. It is JUST as much this mans job to RAISE his own children as it is Lauren's. Him showing up on occasion ISN'T playing "Mr. Mom". That's OFFENSIVE to the dad's out their who actually do bother to raise their own children. Rohan will get involved "as much as he can"??? Oh, what? He has to work or something? So do thousands of other men! And they STILL raise their kids! They don't pawn them off on family members. This kind of crap really pisses me off. Shame on him, and shame on the people who green light and perpetuate this kind of behavior. It's disgusting.

527 days ago
21.

Rebecca    

Why is she getting 3 months when Wesley Snipes got 3 yrs for not paying Uncle Sam? hmmmm

527 days ago
22.

joe    

Have fun in jail you ignorant lowlife racist

527 days ago
23.

yoplay53    

Rohan did not have a father to guide him as what it took to be a father. His dad, Bob Marley, had many sons (him included) and daughters outside of his marriage, he, like Rohan, acknowledged his children, but did not make for a good father. Money won't do this, children need nurturinig, guidance, and role playing that a mother and father provides. .

Rohan commitment to stay and honor his marital vows with his wife was broken. He was never married to Lauryn and there was no commitment. According to Lauryn reported statements, they had these time of separation throughout the course of this relationship. It appears that he leaves when it suits him and come back the same way. Lauryn was quite forgiving, and he took advantage of that. His irresponsible ways didnot seem to affect Lauryn's decision to continue to have his children.

Money will send many to hell, because one party stand to gain with a marriage relationship while another stand to loose, therefore, marriage isn't optional, it becomes a relationship of convenience rather than commitment. The children are caught up in the crossfire in the end.

In conclusion,he is simply ignorant of the role a father plays in the lives of his children. I pray that his sons will break the curse and not grow up to do likewise. It has to end somewhere or this generational curse will repeat itself over and over again.

525 days ago
24.

iunderstand    

Rohan did not have a father to guide him as what it took to be a father. His dad, Bob Marley, had many sons (him included) and daughters outside of his marriage, he, like Rohan, acknowledged his children, but did not make for a good father. Money won't do this, children need nurturinig, guidance, and role playing that a mother and father provides. .

Rohan commitment to stay and honor his marital vows with his wife was broken. He was never married to Lauryn and there was no commitment. According to Lauryn reported statements, they had these time of separation throughout the course of this relationship. It appears that he leaves when it suits him and come back the same way. Lauryn was quite forgiving, and he took advantage of that. His irresponsible ways didnot seem to affect Lauryn's decision to continue to have his children.

Money will send many to hell, because one party stand to gain with a marriage relationship while another stand to loose, therefore, marriage isn't optional, it becomes a relationship of convenience rather than commitment. The children are caught up in the crossfire in the end.

In conclusion,he is simply ignorant of the role a father plays in the lives of his children. I pray that his sons will break the curse and not grow up to do likewise. It has to end somewhere or this generational curse will repeat itself over and over again.

525 days ago
25.

JustAnotherWithAnOpinion    

Well... You'd think it'd be common sense NOT to mess with the Federal Government and their money...

506 days ago
26.

Nnaji ikechukwu    

you are a man after God own heart,juse take take responsibility,and show them love,because this is time for you to show love to your pass lovely Lauryn Hill and the kids,may mighty father blessing be with you also may Godalmighty be with Lauryn Hill guide and protect her,God bless you all.

505 days ago
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