Zion David Marley; Interesting Facts About Lauryn Hill’ Son

August 6, 2023   | August 6, 2023  | 

    Zion David Marley is the oldest son of the rapper, Lauryn Hill. Since his birth, Zion has always been in the limelight partly due to his mom’s song titled ‘To Zion’, the special track of her most successful album ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill.’

    Not only as his mother’s son but Zion is equally recognized as the grandson of the iconic musician Bob Marley. Well, besides his family legacy, what exactly does Zion do? And what about his personal life?

    Read in detail about Zion’s inside life from his affluent upbringing to his career in the following article.

    Key Takeaways

    • Zion David Marley is a model and musician. He likes to play guitar and bass.
    • He has 8 siblings in total, 4 biological and 4 half-siblings.
    • He is the father of two children.

    Zion David Marley Is The Eldest Child Of His Parents; Know About His Siblings

    Zion is the first child of his parents Lauryn and Rohan. He has four biological siblings, Selah Marley, Joshua Omaru Marley, John Nesta Marley, and Sara Marley.

    His sister Selah, 24 is a singer and a fashion model. She has been featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Likewise, Joshua, 21 is an emerging rapper. Further, while Zion’s second brother John, 19 is working as a model, the youngest one Sara, 15 has shown interest in singing.

    In addition, Marley also has a half-brother Micah Hill, 12 from his mom’s secret relationship. And from his dad’s previous marriage, Marley is a brother to his half-siblings, Eden, Nico Rohan Marley, and Maria Fialho Marley.

    When Was Zion David Born?

    While some sources have reported his birth to be on 12th November 1998, Zion was actually born on August 3, 1997, in the United States of America. On his 23rd birthday on August 3, 2020, his mom Lauryn wished him a birthday on her Instagram by writing,

    Happy 23rd Birthday Zion!!
    I wish you healing, strength, compassion and most of all love, for yourself, and for others. May God set a clear path before you, guide and protect you, and transform any adversity or hardship you’ve experienced into an absolute blessing—so that you may be a blessing to others!

    Zion with his mom Lauryn
    Baby Zion with his mom Lauryn. Source: Instagram

    Zion’s Mother Lauryn Hill Dedicated A Song To Her Son

    The doting mother Hill affectionately named her track titled ‘To Zion’ after her son Zion. It was a way of showing her affection towards her son. One of the verses of the song said, “Beautiful, beautiful Zion,  How beautiful if nothing more / Than to wait at Zion’s door / I’ve never been in love like this before.”

    In October 2022, sharing the track’s first verse, Zion assured his mom that he will always make his momma’s head high. He wrote,

    I pray I never let you down! My purpose is only getting clearer #THANKYOU

    Who Is Zion David Marley’s Father?

    His father is Rohan Marley, who is primarily known as the son of Reggae legend Bob Marley. Besides, he is a former professional football player. His dad Rohan previously used to play for the Ottawa Rough Riders in Canadian Football League. Further, he was a linebacker for the University of Miami football team.

    At present, Zion’s dad is into business. He is the co-founder of an organic coffee plantation, Marley Coffee. He also owns the company ‘House of Marley’ which produces eco-friendly headphones and speakers.

    What Does Zion David Marley Do For A Living?

    From a young age, Zion was into music just like his mom. He likes to play guitar and bass. So far, there’s no sign that he has risen into mainstream music, however, as per his dad’s Insta post, it seems like he is working on it.

    On February 2, 2017, his father Rohan shared a missionary post with the background voice. It also had the text “The Mission, Zion Marley”, and captioned,

    Vibes ” My Lion Zion #LIONORDER

    @ziontrainmaley

    Scrolling down his father’s Instagram, it also looks like David Marely has been a model for Balenciaga, an online boutique in the US. In addition, Zion occasionally assists his dad in his organic business.

    Is Zion David Marley Married? His Girlfriends

    Zion is not married yet. Though the star kid who is in his late 20s has already been the father of two, his current relationship status is yet to be figured out. But previously, Marely had been in a couple of relationships. He dated a girl named Kristen Richardson while still in high school in 2015.

    Zion with his former girlfriend
    Zion and his ex Kristen

    The two also attended a high-school prom together. For the second time, Zion went on to a serious relationship with another girl named Tania. It was even reported that Tania was his baby’s secret mama. So, what’s the truth?

    Marley Fathered Two Children; Who Is His Babies’ Mother?

    Zion is the father of two children, a son Zephaniah Marley, 6, and a daughter Azariah Genesis Marley, 2.

    Zion David is a father of two children.
    Zion David with his father and children. Source: Instagram

    Talking about his children’s mom, especially Zephaniah’s, authentic detail is yet to come out. However, reports say, Zion shared his son with his former girlfriend Tania.

    As for Azariah, her mom goes by the name avatarhoneyB on Instagram. Back on March 10, 2023, Zion’s dad Rohan revealed Avatar as Azariah’s mother on his Instagram by writing,

    MY BELOVED GRAND DAUGHTER
    AZARIAH GENESIS MARLEY . “
    Zion keep on leading the Tribe my Son Mother of Creation @avatarhoneyb

    Looking at this, Zion seems to have fathered his two children from two different ladies.

    Zion is Highly Focused In Giving Value To His Roots

    Despite growing up in a lavish lifestyle, Zion has highly preserved the down-to-earth quality in himself. He grew up spiritual and calm and believe in respecting the roots of oneself. Most of his Instagram captions reflect this fact. Once with the picture of his new haircut, the star kid wrote in the caption “All Glory To The Most High, No Matter How Tall You Grow, You Are Nothing Without Your Roots.”

    Again on May 19, 2023, he uploaded a picture of his dad and other family members on his Instagram and captioned it,

    Who I am today is a reflection of those who came before me #KeepThyLaw Proverbs 22:6

    Beneath the post, his patriarch commented, “BLESSED LOVE MY SON.”

    He Is On Instagram

    He has a decent presence on Instagram with 46.9k followers. On his Insta, he mostly shares the picture related to his ancestry.

    What Is His Net Worth?

    He is reported to have a net worth of $1.5 million in 2023. On the other hand, his father is super rich with a fortune of $20 million, and his mom is worth $9 million.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Zion David Marley
    Popular Name Zion Marley
    Birth Place United States
    Birthday August 3, 1997
    Age 26 years
    Zodiac Leo
    Nationality American and Jamaican
    Ethnicity Mixed
    Father Rohan Marley
    Mother Lauryn Hill
    Siblings 4 siblings and 4 half-siblings
    Profession Reportedly model and singer
    Net Worth $1.5 million
    Height 5 feet 7 inches
    Eye Color Black
    Hair Color Black
    Sexuality Straight
    Relationship Status Possibly single
    Ex Girlfriends Kristen Richardson and Tania
    Children Zephaniah Nesta Marley and Azariah Genesis Marley