Rohan Marley expecting eighth child

May 03, 2019
Rohan Marley
Rohan Marley

Bob Marley's son, Rohan Marley, and his newly-wed wife, Barbara Fialho, are expecting their first child together.

The Jamaican businessman and his Brazilian model wife both made the announcement via Instagram late last month. Marley, 46, and Fiahlo, 31, tied the knot in March at a ceremony in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The couple are expecting a girl, whose name will be 'Maria'.

In the post revealing her pregnancy, Fialho can be seen cradling her baby bump as she sings to her unborn child. She is accompanied by six female back-up singers. The video also had a caption that said: "My first gift for my daughter Maria Fialho Marley. May God make you always happy."

Marley reposted the video on his social media page under which Fialho thanked him for making her a mother and expressed that he has her 'whole heart'.

In an interview with Vogue prior to the announcement, Fialho expressed a desire to bear children. She said that she wanted two kids, but revealed that Marley wanted a lot more.

"Rohan wants many, I want two," she said at the time. She also spoke about how the couple met and explained that besides being her lover, Marley is her best friend.

"When we got involved, it all happened very quickly, very lightly. Rohan is cheerful and very humble, spending the day with him is fun and always very productive. He is electric and dreamy like me, and he is also my best friend," she said.

The two were reportedly in a relationship for four years before tying the knot.

The child will be Fialho's first and Marley's eighth. The former athlete-turned-entrepreneur has two children from his marriage to Geraldine Khawly, one of whom is American footballer Nico Marley. Marley and Khawly divorced in 1996. He is believed to have also entered into a relationship with singer Lauryn Hill that same year. Hill and Marley were reportedly together from 1996 until 2009 and share five children together. After that, Marley was linked to another Brazilian model, Isabeli Fontana. The pair were briefly engaged. They split in 2013.

Before she began dating Marley, Fialho was linked to Lenny Kravitz.

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