Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill split last year, ending a relationship that lasted from 1996 to 2011. While many suspect that the pair are not on speaking terms, Marley has shed some light on their relationship in a recent interview with UK publication The Voice.

The son of reggae legend Bob Marley admitted that things weren’t perfect between them, but both vowed to remain good parents to their children. Although they were not married, Marley and Hill have had five children together as a couple.

“[Our relationship] is good as in... in terms of being a mother and father to our children, it’s good,” said Marley, who is now engaged to Brazilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana. “It’s not as perfect as one might want it to be. It’s just the way the road went.”

He added, “As a man, there are certain things I don’t accept, and it just so happened that I didn’t accept certain things [in the relationship]. It doesn’t mean she’s [Hill] a bad person or I’m a bad person. It just didn’t work out.”

[via The Voice]