Lauryn Hill, the Grammy Award-winning singer, is expecting her sixth child with boyfriend Rohan Marley, reports E! Online. Lauryn Hill announced the news during a performance in Detroit on Saturday (4th June 2011), telling the crowd that she would be "taking time off to give birth".
Hill had fuelled speculation of a pregnancy while performing in Los Angeles earlier this year, saying, "I keep having these children. 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. Wait till you hear the big secret though". The singer's sixth child will also be Rohan's eighth, as he has two children from a previous relationship. The couple, who met back in 1996, are already parents to sons 'Zion David-Nesta', 'Joshua' and 'John' and daughters 'Selah and 'Sarah'. Rohan's father, the reggae legend Bob Marley, had nine children in total. There is currently no-word on when Hill is due to give birth, but she recently signed up to headline the 'Rock the Bells' tour with Nas, Cypress Hill, Mos Def and Talib Kweli in August 2011.
Lauryn Hill's debut solo album, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill', has gone eight-times platinum since its release back in August 1998.