Lauryn Hill's five-time baby daddy and long-time ex-lover Rohan Marley says he'll step up his fatherly duties when she gets locked up.
Marley, who broke up with Hill in 2009 after a 13-year relationship, told TMZ, "I will be there for my kids."
While the Neurotic Society" singer has handled most of the child-rearing, Marley says that he will be more involved in taking care of his kids -- all ranging from 5 to 15 years of age -- during Hill's three-month prison sentence.
"I will be there even more while she is dealing with this…to make sure that everything is fine," he says. Family members will reportedly handle the bulk of the responsibility with Marley helping out where he can.
While the two have kept the nature of their relationship somewhat private, Marley sat down with OPEN magazine in March to shed light on his feelings for Hill. “I feel sad that I loved her so much and I faltered in expressing it to her somehow," he said. “[Our relationship] is good as in… in terms of being a mother and father to our children, it’s good. It’s not as perfect as one might want it to be. It’s just the way the road went.”
Hill heads to prison July 8.
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