Zion David Marley, born on August 3, 1997, is the son of Lauryn Hill, the R&B icon (Rhythm and Blues), and Rohan Anthony Marley, the son of the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley.
Zion Marley’s Mom – Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill is considered one of the most influential musicians of her generation.
She is listed as one of the Top 200 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone and holds the record for the most Grammys for a female rapper to date.
She began her career as a teen actress and later became the frontwoman of the 90s hip-hop trio Fugees.
While Lauryn was pregnant with her first baby, Zion, some of her closest friends and family advised her to abort the pregnancy, thinking it would negatively impact her career.
However, despite the odds, Hill decided to keep the baby.
She has also expressed her feelings about this decision in her song ‘To Zion,’ which is dedicated to her son.
Surprisingly, being pregnant helped her overcome writer’s block. Therefore, it is to Zion that we owe her groundbreaking solo album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’
Zion Marley’s Dad – Rohan Marley
Rohan Marley, the son of Bob and Rita Marley, is a former footballer who played college football at the University of Miami.
Subsequently, he pursued a professional career in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Following his football career, he co-founded an organic coffee plantation and a sustainable farming business known as Marley Coffee.
Zion David Marley’s Siblings
Lauryn and her longtime former partner, Rohan, were never married.
However, they have five children together. Zion Marley, the eldest, was born in 1997, followed by Selah Marley (born in 1998), Joshua Marley (born in 2001), John Marley (born in 2003), and, lastly, Sara Marley (born in 2008).
In addition to his full siblings, Zion also has four half-siblings from his father’s side and one half-brother from his mother’s side.
Zion David Marley Personal Life
Zion, unlike some of his brothers and sisters, prefers to keep his life private. However, due to his parents’ fame, he has ended up in the news a few times.
In 2015, at the age of 17, Zion made headlines when he arrived at his high school prom in a luxurious Rolls Royce alongside his date, Kristen Richardson, attracting the attention of paparazzi.
Two years later, in February 2017, at the age of 19, Zion became a father for the first time. His girlfriend, Tania, gave birth to their baby boy, named Zephaniah Nesta Marley.
Moving forward to March 2021, Zion’s father, Rohan, shared on Instagram that Zion had welcomed another addition to the family – a baby girl named Azariah Genesis Marley.
In 2022, during his mother’s performance of the song ‘To Zion,’ Zion surprised her by bringing his two children on stage.
This heartwarming moment provided everyone with a glimpse into their family life.
Zion Marley’s Online World
Zion has an Instagram account with almost 50K followers.
Although he is not very active on social media, he shares pictures of his family along with quotes from the Hebrew Bible on his profile.
It’s clear that Zion deeply cares about his family and his religious beliefs.