Prepare to feel old: the subject of Lauryn Hill’s beautiful dedication, “To Zion,” off her 1998 classic, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, is 17 years old. Son of Hill and Rohan Marley, Zion David Marley recently attended his high school prom. And he has a girlfriend.
Zion and his lovely date, Kristen Richardson, pulled up in a Rolls Royce as the young Marley went for dapper casual with an off-white suit, blue shirt and blue loafers (yes, this is the part when you double-take in disbelief).
“SMILING LION ‘ A CELEBRATION INDEED,’” Rohan wrote on Instagram. “He’s a very responsible young man…making all the #MarleyBoys proud”
“To Zion” was a standout song on Hill’s magnum opus, on which she shared the story of her decision to keep Zion after being advised against it for the sake of her career. And a fine decision it was, as he turned into a handsome young man. Congratulations, young Marley.
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Photo Credit: Instagram/RoMarley