So what really broke The Fugees up? In a new autobiography, Wyclef Jean discuss his extramarital affair with former band-mate songstress Lauryn Hill. The book, “Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story,” being released on Tuesday, reveals the personal and business relationship that Hill and Jean had.
Rumors had been circulating that the two were seeing each other on a intimate bases, even though Wyclef was married. In the book Jean says that him and Lauryn got together the same year he married his now current wife. They (Lauryn and Wyclef) stayed with each other for about three years until a pregnancy caused an irreparable rift in their relationship.
Here’s what happened:
During Lauryn’s first pregnancy she allegedly lied about the paternity of the baby that lead to the demise of their affair.
Jean claims that Hill tricked him in to believing that he was the Father of her firstborn, Zion David. Eventually, Jean found out that Hill’s actual baby daddy was in fact Rohan Marley, the son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley.
Hill and Marley met in the summer of 1996, and they went on to have five children together.
Meanwhile, finding out the truth about the paternity of Hill’s child resulted in the ending of their relationship that had been reportedly fraught with unforgivable betrayal.
In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that.
The Haitian-born Jean says that Hill’s lies also led to the band’s eventual 1997 breakup.
“She could not longer be my muse,” he wrote. “Our love spell was broken.”
I think I need to get this book