Marley in 2012
Rohan Anthony Marley|
19 May 1972
Chairman of Marley Coffee|
Chief Passion Officer of Gisges
|Spouse(s)||Geraldine Khawly (m. 1993–1996)|
|Partner(s)||Lauryn Hill (1996–2009)|
|Children||7, including Nico Marley|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|College||University of Miami|
|1995||Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)|
Rohan Anthony Marley (born 19 May 1972) is an entrepreneur and former American football player. He is the son of reggae artist Bob Marley and Janet Hunt. He was born during his father's marriage to Rita, and went to live with her from the age of four then lived with Marley's mother after his father died of cancer in Miami in 1981.
A 1991 graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Marley played linebacker for the University of Miami football team, where he played alongside Dwayne Johnson, Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis. In 1993, he led the Hurricanes with 95 tackles. He later played professional football in the Canadian Football League with the now defunct Ottawa Rough Riders.
In 2009, he co-founded Marley Coffee, an organic coffee plantation and "sustainable" farming business in Jamaica's Blue Mountains, although the majority of coffee sourced through Marley Coffee is from Ethiopia. The business is run on a 52-acre estate in Portland Parish. In 2011, Marley Coffee went public under the name Jammin Java Corp (OTC:JAMN).
On 18 March 1993, while a sophomore in college, Marley married his girlfriend Geraldine Khawly. They had a daughter, Eden, and a son, Nico, a linebacker who played at Tulane and was signed by the Washington Redskins in 2017.
Marley met musician Lauryn Hill in 1996. They had five children: Zion David (b. August 1997); Selah Louise (b. September 1998); Joshua Omaru (b. 2002) John Nesta (b. 2003); and Sarah (b. 2008). Marley and Hill lived apart for most of their relationship, which ended for good in 2009. Marley took temporary custody of their five children while Hill served a three-month prison sentence for tax evasion in 2013.
For years, Hill referred to Marley as her husband, but they never married. Rolling Stone suggested that Marley had never divorced Khawly. However, in 2011, Marley produced a Haitian divorce decree which demonstrated that he had divorced Khawly in 1996.
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