Rohan Anthony Marley (born 19 May 1972) is a Jamaican entrepreneur and former football player. He is the son of reggae artist Bob Marley and Janet Hunt, and father of model Selah Marley and football player Nico Marley. He was born during his father's marriage to Rita, and went to live with her from the age of four until moving to live with Marley's mother after his father died of cancer in Miami in 1981.
Rohan Anthony Marley
19 May 1972
|Occupation||Chairman of Marley Coffee|
Chief Passion Officer of Gisges
(m. 1993; div. 1996)
|Partner(s)||Lauryn Hill (1996–2009)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Miami Palmetto (Pinecrest, Florida)|
|1995||Ottawa Rough Riders|
A 1991 graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Marley played linebacker for the University of Miami, 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 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).
Marley also helps run his family's charitable organization, 1Love, as well as the Tuff Gong Clothing Company.
On 18 March 1993, while a sophomore in college, Marley married his girlfriend Geraldine Khawly. They had a daughter, Eden (b. 1994), and a son, Nico (b. 1995), a linebacker who played at Tulane and was signed by the Washington Redskins in 2017.
Marley met musician Lauryn Hill in 1996 and they had five children: Zion David (b.1997), model Selah Louise (b. 1998), Joshua Omaru (b. 2001), John Nesta (b. 2002), and Sarah (b. 2008). Marley and Hill lived apart for most of their relationship, which ended in 2009. Marley took temporary custody of their five children while Hill served a three-month prison sentence for tax evasion in 2013. Hill sometimes referred to Marley as her husband, but they never married.
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