An in depth-knit household. Ice-T opened up about his particular bond along with his and spouse Coco Austin’s 7-year-old daughter, Chanel — together with their distinctive sleeping association.
“Chanel nonetheless sleeps within the mattress with us,” the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star, 65, revealed on the Tuesday, Could 9, episode of the “That Moment With Daymond John” podcast. “So, I’m a lot extra linked to her than my different youngsters, nevertheless it’s been a gorgeous factor.”
Ice-T turned a father in 1976 with the beginning of his daughter Letesha, 47, whereas he was nonetheless in highschool. Little is understood about his eldest baby’s mom, Adrienne, aside from she was the rapper’s girlfriend on the time. He additionally shares son Tracy, 31, along with his ex Darlene Ortiz.
The actor and Austin, 44, tied the knot in 2002. Greater than a decade later, the couple welcomed Chanel in November 2015.
“I believe the distinction with Chanel and my different youngsters is I’m very acutely aware of this child,” Ice-T defined on the podcast. “I had my [first] daughter once I was in highschool. I used to be ripping and operating, so it was presents over presence. I wasn’t there. My son … occurred proper once I was changing into Ice-T. You understand, I’d by no means been well-known earlier than, this was an entire new factor, so I’m distracted by that [at the time]. Chanel, I’m comfortable. I’m in a cruise sample.”
The Equal Customary star mentioned Chanel helped him “create new targets” in life regardless of having greater than 20 seasons of SVU and 10 albums beneath his belt. “You bought that bread, you might begin slowing down. However nah, not that new child, and it’s the perfect reward I might ever get,” he mentioned.
Earlier this yr, Chanel stepped out with Austin to assist her well-known father at his Hollywood Stroll of Fame ceremony in Los Angeles. The trio posed for photos in entrance of his Hollywood Boulevard star, with Chanel matching the musician’s all-black apparel in an lovable little black gown and footwear.
Since their daughter’s arrival, Ice-T and the Suppose Like a Man Too star have referred to as out the parenting police a number of instances. In July 2021, Austin responded to criticism over persevering with to breast-feed Chanel, who was then 5 years previous. “Chanel nonetheless likes my boobs,” the mannequin completely advised Us Weekly on the time. “It’s an enormous bonding second for a mom and your baby.”
She continued: “Why take that away from her? … If she doesn’t need it, all proper, that’s the place you cease it. However I’m not going to say no.”
Later that yr, the California native got here beneath hearth once more for permitting her daughter to get acrylic nails for her college image day. Ice-T fired back at the trolls throughout an October 2021 look on The View, stating that his No. 1 rule is to “not take note of something anybody says on the web.”
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The “Colours” singer famous that folks ought to solely be involved with what others say to their faces. “The web is the world. It’s the world speaking, so I don’t concentrate,” he mentioned.