Rohan Marley said that he will care for their five children he has with Lauryn Hill while she is in prison for failing to pay her taxes.
Hill was sentenced on May 7 to three months in prison for failing to pay $2 million in taxes over the course of three years by U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo. Arleo ruled that Hill is to serve three months in federal prison and she was also sentenced to serve three months of home confinement with electronic monitoring after her prison term. Hill must also serve a year of supervised release and pay a $60,000 fine in addition to paying her tax debt to the IRS.
Hill will begin her sentence by July 8.
"I will be there for my kids," Marley told TMZ. "I will be there even more while she is dealing with this ... to make sure that everything is fine."
Marley and Hill dated for 13 years but they never married. They broke up in 2009 and Hill assumed the majority of the parenting. The two have agreed to let the children stay with her family, but Marley will be a more hands on parent in her absence.
After their breakup, the two decided to remain on civil terms. However, that peace was threatened when Marley publicly denied being the father of her sixth child. It led to many fans believing that he had abandoned her while pregnant, but Hill took to her website on July 26, 2011 and denied the rumors.
"Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child," she wrote.
Hill gave birth to her sixth child in July of 2011 and he tweeted his congratulations.
"I'm forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I'm sure she'll appreciate the love being sent to her," he tweeted.
It is unclear who will watch Hill's sixth child when she begins her sentence in July.
In 2012, Marley gave an interview in which he alluded as to why they ended their relationship. He said there were certain things he would just not accept in a partner. However, he said they were getting along for the sake of the children they shared.
"[Our relationship] is good as in ...in terms of being a mother and father to our children, it's good," he said. "It's not as perfect as one might want it to be. It's just the way the road went."