Body Count rapper Ice-T and his wife Nicole Coco Austin are expecting their first child together
They’re one of the most loved-up couples on US reality TV, and now Ice T, 57 and his wife Nicole Coco Austin, 36, are expecting their first child.
The couple have been together for 14 years, and despite a 21-year age gap, are renowned for their affectionate relationship. They first hit screens back in 2011 on their reality show Ice Loves Coco, and have recently announced that they’ll star in a new daily talk show on Fox, creatively called…Ice and Coco.
They met in 2001, and have often been spotted throughout their relationship at showbiz events in co-ordinating outfits, partying with famous pals including Paris Hilton, Steven Baldwin and Carmen Electra. Coco has always been open about her desire to have a child, too – speaking to E! News in the past, she said: ‘There’s a lot of peer pressure…it’s not just my family giving it, it’s the world.’
Ice, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow, seemed pretty chilled about the prospect of having a third child, saying: ‘It’s Coco’s call…she puts in the order and I do the deed.’ Charming. He already has a daughter, LeTesha, 39, who his then-girlfriend Adrienne gave birth to when the pair were still in high school, and a son Ice, 23, with his ex-girlfriend Darlene Ortiz, whom he met in 1984 when they were both appearing in the breakdance-themed film Breakin’. He also has a 20-year-old grandson.
As well as having a baby on the way, the couple are also throwing themselves back into the world of reality TV with their new talk show, which begins on Fox on August 3. Back in 2012, it looked like parenthood might be off the cards for the couple, when Coco was seen crying on Ice Loves Coco after being told by a doctor that her blood pressure was too high to conceive. But she defied the odds and is now expecting her very own mini-T, which she confirmed with in a tweet earlier.
Watch Ice-T explain how rap changed his life below.
Thea de Gallier