Janet Bowen Wiki, Now: Bob Marley’s Lover and Mom of Karen Marley

Janet Bowen

Janet Bowen is the lover of Bob Marley with whom she has a daughter named, Karen Marley who is a social media personality. She was born to Janet during his father’s marriage to singer Rita Marley and went to live with her on and off from the age of four until moving to live with Marley’s mother.

Bob had a lot of kids. Three of them were born to his wife Rita, and he also adopted two more children from Rita’s past relationships as his own, giving them the Marley last name. According to the official Bob Marley website, he has a total of 11 children.

How Old Is Janet Bowen?

Janet Bowen is in her 70s. Her daughter, Karen Marley graduated from Miami and was born in 1973 in England, United Kingdom. Karen is 51 years old, as of 2024.

Karen Marley Biography

Karen Bowen is the daughter of Bob Marley and Janet Bowen. She has siblings named Sharon Marley, Stephanie Marley, and Makeda Jahnesta.

Her grandparents are Cedella Booker and Norval Marley. She also has uncles named Anthony Booker and Richard Booker. Her great-grandparents are Albert Thomas Marley, Ellen Broomfield, Omeriah Malcolm, and Alberta Whilby. Her father, Bob Marley also has three notable grandchildren, musician Skip Marley, American football player Nico Marley, and model Selah Marley.

Karen was very close to her father Bob and said, ‘My father cared deeply for our planet — the people and everything else within it,” she reflects on the cultural icon, who died when she was 8 years old. “His sense of style was relaxed and laid-back, and in essence, the origin for my easy, conscious style.’

Janet Bowen Daughter: Karen Marley

Karen Marley who used to work as an interior designer, has teamed up with her sister’s clothing company. They have even designed uniforms for Jamaica’s Olympic teams.

She is now using her clothing line to promote inclusivity and environmental friendliness. Her family and Jamaican heritage play a significant role in inspiring her designs. She grew up with her great-grandparents in Jamaica but eventually moved in with her stepmother and five siblings.