Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana has been dating Rohan Marley, son of the late Bob Marley, since October 2011, and now it seems the couple is ready to tie the knot. Fontana told Veja Magazine that she planned to marry Marley in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the Rastafarian movement. The 28-year-old model, who will be marrying for the third time, said:“Rohan told me we have to return to the roots so the marriage will last forever.”
Fontana has two children from her two prior marriages, and Marley has two children from his first marriage to Geraldine Khawly, and five children with Lauryn Hill, who he separated from last year when he found she was expecting a child that was the result of an affair with another man.
Fontana and Marley apparently “see each other very little” as she continues to live in Sao Paulo and he lives in New York. The model’s mother expressed concern about the speed with which this relationship is progressing, “but everything has a different rhythm with Isabeli,” she explained.
This imminent third marriage for a woman under thirty and all of the drama involved makes it seem like Fontana is the model version of a new Elizabeth Taylor. “A third wedding under the age of thirty!?! …Some people never learn!” Heroin_Chic exclaimed. “Marrying somebody you rarely see doesn’t sound like a good idea either,” she added.
Niusity posted, “Ugh, love Isabeli but their love story is so weird that they'd better wait a little.”
CommanderTMugler doesn’t seem to care much about the soap opera-style romance; he just wants to see a wedding happen. “I can’t wait to see her gown! Any word on who will make it?” he asked. If this whole thing actually pans out and the couple does take a walk down an Ethiopian aisle, then we’ll be sure to get all the details on the gown front.
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