How many children does Bob Marley have?

BOB MARLEY was a singer whose family life was kept out of the public eye - but how many children did he have?

PUBLISHED: 13:32, Wed, Sep 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:32, Wed, Sep 2, 2020

Bob Marley died before he was 40-years-old, leaving his children without their father. His death also left the world without one of their pioneering reggae artists, though many have attempted to emulate him since. But how many children does he have and who are they?


Bob Marley had many children, and his official website acknowledged 11 children officially.

Rather than just having his own children, Bob adopted two children from his wife’s previous relationships, while also having children with various different women during his marriage.

He was married to Alpharita ‘Rita’ Anderson, tying the knot in Jamaica on February 10, 1966.

His eldest child is Sharon, born in November 1964 and was born to Rita ad adopted by Bob after their marriage.

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Bob Marley - how many children does he have?Bob Marley - how many children does he have? (Image: Getty)

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After this, he had three children with Rita: Cedella (born August 1967); David, known as Ziggy (born October 1968); and Stephen (born April 1972).

As well as these children, Bob’s mother, also called Cedella, claimed the fourth child born to Rita, Stephanie, born in August 1974, wad the product of an affair of Rita’s with another man, though she was raised as Bob’s child.

The other six children Bob Marley officially has were each born to him by different women, with two of them born just three days apart.

Robbie was born on May 16, 1972, to Bob and

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