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Lauryn Hill reveals she is pregnant with her sixth child

June 6, 2011 | 12:58 pm

Lauryn Hill pregnant with sixth baby

Lauryn Hill has finally confirmed that she's pregnant -- that baby bump she's been sporting will be her sixth child.

"I'm going to be taking time off to give birth," the ex-Fugee reportedly said during a concert at Chene Park in Detroit on Saturday.

This will be the sixth child for Hill, 36, and boyfriend Rohan Marley, the son of reggae icon Bob Marley. The couple's other children are Zion David-Nesta Marley, Selah Marley, Joshua Marley, John Marley and Sarah Marley.

"I keep having these children. I don't know if I'm the most fertile woman in America," the Grammy winner joked two months ago at a Los Angeles show. "I've got five big children, you believe that? If you ask anybody I went to high school with, they'd be like puzzled. Wait till you hear the big secret though."

Rumors had been percolating for months as her belly grew and the singer dropped hints. Her tent-like frocks didn't do much to conceal the bump either -- as seen in the photo above, taken at this year's Coachella music festival.

The multi-platinum artist took time off in 2008 to concentrate on family but returned to the stage last year. For her album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," the singer penned "To Zion," about trying to pursue her blossoming music career after becoming a first-time mom. She is currently performing her Moving Target Concert Tour across the U.S. and will be headlining the Rock the Bells Tour with Nas, Cypress Hill, Mos Def and Talib Kweli in August. 

Watch her rendition of Bob Marley's classic "Could You Be Loved" at a recent appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" below. Tell us what you think in comments!


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Photo: Lauryn Hill at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15, 2011. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times