Lauryn Hill’s Son John Nesta Marley Is All Grown Up: What’s He Doing These Day?

By Aaron Hernandez | Published on: March 14, 2024 | Updated on: March 14, 2024
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John Nesta Marley is the son of Rohan Marley and singer, Lauryn Hill. Apart from himself, John’s has many siblings, both biological and half.

Besides, John is also trying to make a name for himself. The 17-year-old is all grown up into a handsome man. Many of you might be wondering as to what is he up to these days?

Well, today we’re going to find out. At the same time, we’re going to discuss his parents, siblings, lifestyle, and more!

Meet John Nesta Marley: Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley’s son

John was born on June 28, 2003. He is the youngest son of Grammy-award-winning singer Lauryn Hill and her partner Rohan.

John Nesta Marley is the son of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley
John Nesta Marley is the son of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley

John belongs to the black race and has mixed ethnicity, African-American from his mom’s side, and Jamaican-African from his father’s side. In addition, John is the grandson of legendary Reggae artist, Bob Marley and his partner, Janet Hunt.

He was raised in many places including Kingston, and Miami. When his parents separated, he and his siblings spend the majority of their time with Lauryn.

How many siblings does John Nesta Marley have?

In total, John has four biological siblings and four half-siblings. His biological siblings, i.e children of Rohan and Lauryn, are Zion David Marley, born August 3rd, 1997, Selah Louise Marley, born November 12, 1998, Joshua Omaru Marley, born January 26, 2002, and Sarah Marley, born 2008.

Now for his half-siblings, first from his dad Rohan’s side, he has three, Nico Marley, born January 5th, 1995, Eden Marley, and Maria Fialho Marley. Now from his mom Lauryn’s side, he has one half-sister, Micah Hill.

John has an exceptional bond with not just his biological brothers and sisters but also with his half-siblings too. His half-brother Nico once shared a picture of all of them on his Instagram profile.


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The force really is strong with this fam. We wish there is no conflict between them today or tomorrow.

The very handsome John Marley is in line to become a model

If you have not followed the Marly family for some time then you’ll be shocked to see John. The young man is as handsome as his father and his grandfather.

In fact, he has already tried his hands in the modeling business. In March 2019, John joined hands with the fashion label The Brooklyn Circus and promoted their S/S19 collection.

Of all his siblings, excluding his model sister Selah, John is without a doubt the most stylish. In his Instagram account, he shares a lot of fashionable photos of himself.

Safe to say, he is on the verge of becoming the next big thing in the fashion industry unless he transitioned towards music.

John Nesta Marley’s Mom and Dad Relationship: Were they ever married?

Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley’s full relationship timeline has been open in the media since its beginning. The duo first met backstage at a concert back in 1996. At the time, Hill was secretly dating Fugees member Wyclef Jean.

John's parents dated from 1996 to 2011
John’s parents dated from 1996 to 2011

After she met Rohan, many of her friends even suggested she break up with Wyclef and move on with Rohan. And so she did. However, their relationship started having issues after Hill discovered that her beau is married to a woman named Claudinette Jean since 1994.

Still, the duo soldiered on and in 1997 they gave birth to their first child, Zion. One after another, they became a parent of five kids. However, things never sailed smoothly for the duo. Rohan was even accused of abandoning Hill whilst she was pregnant with a baby, though later it was found out that the baby was not even Rohan’s, to begin with.

While the pair were dating, there were also rumors about their marriage, but it all turned out false. They never married each other. And after years of on-and-off relationship, they finally broke up in 2011.

John Nesta Marley Lifestyle and Net Worth

It’s a no-brainer that John enjoys a lavish lifestyle all thanks to his millionaire mom and dad. His mom Lauryn has a total net worth of $8 million. The Grammy-award-winning singer earned the majority of her dough after her album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill sold millions of copies.

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John enjoys a very lavish lifestyle

On the other hand, Rohan Marley is an entrepreneur who founded Marley Coffee. As of 2020, his total wealth stands at $20 million.