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Singer Lauryn Hill is tired of the false rumors about her new baby boy (born July 23) and her relationship -- so she decided to clear things up by dropping a bombshell on Twitter. For days, gossip columns have been buzzing that Hill's longtime partner Rohan Marley dumped her while she was pregnant with their sixth child. Now Hill, 36, reveals that this isn't the case -- because Marley is not the father of her new baby boy.
"Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child," writes the former Fugees frontwoman. "We have had long periods of separation over the years but our five children together remain a joy to both of us." If you read between the lines there, Hill is saying that her sixth child is not Marley's.
Earlier in the week, Marley implied the very same thing, telling Twitter congratulators that he was "forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son" -- the operative phrase there being "her new son." On Tuesday, he tweeted about the gossip, saying, "People would rather listen to gossip, than hear from the actual individuals. Some people just don't want the truth."
Both Marley and Hill are urging their fans not to judge them based on rumors and misinformation.
"Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning," writes Hill in her statement. "To speculate without the facts can only cause people to form the WRONG conclusions. We both value privacy and for that reason on defend and preserve our right to it."
"The Truth Maybe An Offense, But Its Not A Sin," adds Marley on his Twitter. "Learn To Live And Let Love."
Rohan, the fourth son of reggae legend Bob Marley, recently has been linked to Victoria's Secret model Isabeli Fontana. Though he and Fontana spend a lot of time tweeting back and forth, Marley also took to Twitter to deny that he would cheat on Hill with another woman.
"Ms. Hill is the mother of my children, whom I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for," Marley tweeted on Saturday. "I would never do that."
Marley and Hill are the parents of Zion, 14, Selah, 13, Johsua, 9, John, 8, and Sarah, 3. Hill has not released the name of her newborn son -- or dropped any clues as to the identity of his father.