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Rohan Marley
File:CES 2012 - House of Marley (Rohan Marley).jpg
BornRohan Anthony Hunt
(1972-05-19) 19 May 1972 (age 49)
Other namesThe Rat
Alma materUniversity of Miami
Height5ft 8 in
Weight205 lbs

Rohan Anthony Marley (born 19 May 1972) is a former American football player and entrepreneur. He is the son of late reggae artist Bob Marley and Janet Hunt.[1]

A 1991 graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High School,[2] Marley played linebacker for the University of Miami football team, where he played alongside players like Dwayne Johnson and Ray Lewis. In 1993 he led the Hurricanes with 95 tackles.[3] He later played professional football in the Canadian Football League with the now defunct Ottawa Rough Riders.[4]


He is the co-founder of the Tuff Gong Clothing line.[5]

In 2007, he co-founded Marley Coffee, an organic coffee plantation and sustainable farming business in Jamaica's Blue Mountains.[6] He appears in the documentary film Motherland.[7]

In 2011, Marley Coffee went public under the name Jammin Java Corp [OTC:JAMN].

In January 2012, Marley advertised his new 'House of Marley' range of eco-friendly headphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.[8]

Marley helps run his family's charitable organization, 1Love.

Personal life

In college Marley married his girlfriend Geraldine Khawly. Together they have a daughter Eden and a son Nicolas.[9][10]

Marley and musician Lauryn Hill met in 1996. Hill has referred to Marley as her husband, though the legal status of their relationship is unknown.

According to an October 2003 Rolling Stone article, Marley never divorced his first wife Geraldine Khawly.[9] With Lauryn Hill he has five children.[11][12] Their fifth child is a girl who was born in early 2008.[13][14][15][16][17] Lauryn Hill has recorded songs about two of her children with Marley. "To Zion" on her first solo effort, 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill; and "Selah" featured on the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood soundtrack in 2002.[18]

He was recently engaged to Brazilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana.[citation needed]


  1. George Vescey. "Sports of the Times; Sugar Bowl Rocks Early With Strains of Marley". New York Times. 29 December 1992. Retrieved on 8 August 2009.
  2. David O'Brien. "This Marley's music has more pop to it". Sun Sentinel. 3 September 1991. 1.C. Retrieved on 8 August 2009.
  3. Bruce Newman. "Hurricane From The Caribbean". Sports Illustrated. 13 September 1993. Retrieved on 8 August 2009.
  4. "Lady Soul". Rolling Stone. 18 February 1999. Retrieved on 8 August 2009.
  5. David Lipke. "Tuff Gong channels the Bob Marley legend". Daily News Record. July 2005. Retrieved on 8 August 2009.
  6. Marley Coffee Website Clearly identifies Rohan Marley as the co-owner of Marley Coffee."Our Story on Marley Coffee Website"
  7. Motherland Film with Rohan Marley
  8. "Marley promotes good vibrations", Jamaica Observer, 21 October 2012, retrieved 27 October 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Mystery of Lauryn Hill : Rolling Stone
  10. Géraldine KHAWLY
  11. Laura Checkoway. "Inside 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'". Rolling Stone. August
  12. Essence Magazine
  13. Lauryn Hill had a baby girl in the very recent past
  14. YBF Exclusive: Lauryn Hill Is Preggers!
  15. Lauryn Hill just had her 5th kid
  16. People magazine article: "Whatever Happened to ... Lauryn Hill?" 18 August 2008; Vol. 70 No. 7 by Tiffany McGee and Alex Tresniowski.
  17. FoxNews article: "White House Says 'No' to Denzel Washington's 'Great Debaters'".
  18. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

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