Lauryn Hill welcomes sixth child after brief scare
Lauryn Hill welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, but it wasn't an easy entrance into the world for the former Fugees singer's sixth child.
The child had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck after the delivery, but both mother and baby have since recovered from the scare, E! News reported. The baby's name has yet to be announced. Hill has not commented. "A message posted on her official website on Monday, July 25, read: "Ms. Lauryn Hill is reported to have given birth to her sixth child, a son."
The father of her other five children, Rohan Marley, 39, a son of reggae legend Bob Marley, gave the new mother support on Twitter on Monday, writing, "I'm forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I'm sure she'll appreciate the love being sent to her."
Hill, 35, and Marley's relationship status is unknown as the singer has avoided publicity since dropping out of public view in 2002, following the success of her first album. Marley was reportedly married at the time they met in 1996. The couple have five children together, Zion David-Nesta Marley, 13, Selah Marley, 12, Joshua Marley, 9, John Marley, 8 and Sarah Marley, 3.
Marley addressed their relationship on Twitter recently writing, "The nature of our relationship something we don't expect people who spread gossip for a living to fully understand," adding later, "Ms. Hill is the mother of my children, whom I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for. I would never do that."
Hill announced that she was expecting in June, during a concert at Detroit's Chene Park.
"I'm going to be taking time off to give birth," Hill told the crowd, Rolling Stone reported. Hill previously hinted at the pregnancy during a show at Los Angeles' Club Nokia in April.
"I keep having these children," Hill said at the time. "I don't know if I'm the most fertile woman in America. I've got five big children, you believe that? If you ask anybody I went to high school with, they'd be puzzled."
Hill rose to fame as a member of the Fugees. In 1998, she launched her solo career with "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," which earned the singer five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.