Unlike most marriages in Hollywood, the marriage between Ice T and Nicole “Coco” Austin has survived the test of time. For many years now, the couple has continued to grow even closer. As a result, it is tempting to say that perhaps both of them learned a lot from their first marriages that failed and have decided to make things work this time. Indeed, things are working out well in Ice T’s family.
Meet Ice T’s Second Wife
Coco Austin is a Hollywood actress, model, dancer, entrepreneur, and social media personality. She has several other nicknames that include Coco-T, Coco Marie, and Coco Marie Austin. The name Coco came from one of her brothers mispronouncing her name while they were much younger. He normally called her “Coco” or “Cole Cole” instead of Nicole. With time, that became the name everyone in her home called her.
The personality who has Serbian ancestry from her maternal grandparents was born to her actor parents on the 17th of March, 1979 in Tarzana, California, US. Nicole and her family relocated to Mexico at age ten with her younger sister Kristy Williams and three younger half-brothers. They all grew up in Palos Verdes.
As a child, Nicole was a tomboy who loved to play football and ride terrain vehicles. She also danced ballet, taps, and jazz when she was very young. Thanks to her mother’s influence, she started stage performance at a young age. She particularly performed several stage productions at Albuquerque Little Theatre in New Mexico.
Her Career As An Entertainer
Coco’s journey in the entertainment industry began after she participated in a model and talent search for Beverly Hills Studios in 1994. By the time she was up to eighteen years of age, she had started modeling more; for calendars, catalogs, and videos. In 1998, the same year she upped her modeling game, she won the Miss Ujena competition in Mexico.
Nicole’s curvy body drew a lot of attention to her and she later became the first Caucasian beauty to appear on the cover of “Smooth Magazine”. That year, the magazine also had the highest sales ever recorded to date. Similarly, she has featured in over fifty national magazines and in 2007, she launched her self-titled quarterly magazine.
As an actress, Nicole Austin started her career with low-budget R-rated films like Southwest Babes, Desert Rose, and The Dirty Monks in 2001, 2002, and 2004 respectively. Since then, she has been featured in a number of TV shows and specials.
Nicole Austin’s Marriage To Ice T
Just like her parents, Nicole Austin met her husband on set. According to her, she was modeling at a movie set in California where Ice also happened to be shooting a video. It happened that Ice was in a bad mood, and his friend, the producer of the video, wanted to cheer him up. He took Coco to him without letting her know who she was going to meet. When she finally met the rapper, he asked her if she had ever conceived the thought of dating a gangster rapper. Unsure who a gangster rapper was, she responded that she wouldn’t mind if the guy is nice. He then responded by saying that if she took “N” out of “Nice”, she would get ice. The line cracked her up and the rest is history.
Contrary to what a lot of people may expect, the first thing that attracted Ice to his wife was not her curvy body, but her teeth. However, his attention later shifted to her curvy body. Regardless of the huge age difference between them, the couple shared and have continued to share a very strong and special bond. Ice T was forty-two years old while Nicole was twenty-two when they met, but the age gap was not a barrier. They were instantly attracted to each other and they started dating almost immediately. Two months after they met, they got married in 2002.
Before her marriage to Ice, Nicole was married to Mike Williams, and their marriage lasted for about ten years, from 1991 to 2001. She got married to her current husband the next year after she left her ex. The couple have been happily married for many years now, and they do not hesitate to sing the praises of one another or display their affection publicly whenever they feel like it. Their many years of marriage is blessed with a daughter. However, the rapper has two kids; a boy and a girl from his past relationship and marriage.
Ice T’s Family Is Made Up Of Two Adult Offsprings and One Younger Child With Nicole
Ice T’s first child is a girl he had at a very young age. The second is a boy while the third is another girl. While the first two of his kids are grown adults who are doing well for themselves, the last is still very young, and very much under the care of her parents.
LeTesha Marrow – Ice T’s First Child
- Full Name: LeTesha Marrow
- Date of Birth: 20th March 1976
- Age: 45 years old
- Place of Birth: New York City, New York
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Education: N/A
- Occupation: Radio/ TV host, Reality TV star
- Parents: Tracy Marrow (father) and Adrienne (mother)
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: N/A
Ice T’s first child is LeTesha, a daughter he had with his high school lover Adrienne. Simply called Tesha, the now-grown lady was born on the 20th of December 1976, in New York City to her very young parents. There are no details as to what the relationship between Ice and Adrienne was like – how it started or ended. There is also no information about whether or not they are on talking terms. Both parties have decided to keep whatever they shared really private.
As a true daughter of her father, Tesha was always interested in music and she listened to iconic rappers like Eminem and Snoop Dogg as a child. Later as an adult, she worked on the radio for some time before becoming the host of a TV series, T-Tea-V Behind the Scenes. She was also featured in her dad’s reality TV series titled Ice Loves Coco. However, the show was short-lived. It started on the 12th of June 2011 and ended in 2014 after running for three seasons. Again, in June 2012, she was a guest on the Atlanta radio show, Claim Your Fame.
Concerning her personal life, there is an unconfirmed rumor that she is married to an unidentified man and has a son for him. Her son is known, but his father isn’t. Elyjah Marrow, her son, made the news in 2014 after he accidentally killed his roommate, Daryus Johnson. Both boys were nineteen years at the time and were very close friends too. Elyjah was handling a stolen gun when he mistakenly fired it at Daryus, hitting him in the chest. Although he was rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Daryus did not make it.
The teenager was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of marijuana. He was eventually sent to Cobb Country jail but has since been released.
Tracy Marrow Jr.
- Full Name: Tracy Marrow Jr.
- Date of Birth: 23rd November 1991
- Age: 29 years old
- Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Education: N/A
- Occupation: Rapper
- Parents: Tracy Marrow (father) and Darlene Ortiz (mother)
- Marital Status: Single
Tracy’s mother, Darlene Ortiz, was Ice T’s first wife. The couple had him in Los Angeles on the 23rd of November, 1991. His mum became the first hip-hop vixen after his dad, then an upcoming rapper, featured her on the cover of his debut album, “Rhyme Pays”.
Darlene met Ice T when she was seventeen and spent her years as a young adult with him. Obviously, their relationship couldn’t survive forever, and they eventually parted ways after twelve years of being together. She revealed more about her relationship with Ice in a book she wrote titled “Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T and the Birth of Hip Hop”. However, news has it that her ex-husband did not consent to her publishing the book.
After high school, Tracy chose to start hustling over going to college. Like his father, he went into the music industry and became a rapper. In 2017, he joined his father’s music group called Body Count, a heavy metal band. He serves as a backing vocalist in the group. The band’s songs that he was featured in include “No Lives Matter”, “This Is Why We Ride” and “Raining in Blood”. He and his father also worked on some projects like “All Love Is Lost” and “The Ski Mask Way”.
The young rapper has featured in more songs with the band and has not released any solo music yet. Tracy has managed to keep his personal life away from the media, and there is no detail about his relationship life or other things he might be up to. However, sometime in 2012, he was arrested by the police for playing deafening music while driving. When he was pulled over and was told to turn the music down, he refused and chose to turn it up. The cops later discovered that there was a warrant out for his arrest for speeding and he was then arrested and booked.
- Full Name: Chanel Nicole Marrow
- Date of Birth: 28th November 2015
- Age: 5 years old
- Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Parents: Tracy Marrow (father) and Nicole Austin (mother)
The newest member of Ice T’s family is Chanel Nicole. Nicole Austin and her husband announced the arrival of their baby on social media in November 2015. Since then, they have continued to flaunt beautiful photos of her on their Instagram handles. Little Chanel also has her personal Instagram account with about 453k followers.
Since she is only 5 years old, there is not much detail about her and it is still early to predict the career path she may want to follow. Although she looks a lot like her dad, one cannot tell whether or not she will grow to be like him or follow his career path.
All The Scandals That The Marrows Have Been Involved In
One major scandal that drew attention to the family was the arrest of Ice T’s grandson, Elyjah after the accidental murder of his friend. Also, there was the arrest of his son, Tracy Jr.. Aside from these two, the family has tried to stay away from any sort of trouble or scandal.
However, Nicole Austin has stirred up a few controversies on social media. The first was when she mentioned that she submits totally to her husband in the bedroom. She stated that it was the right thing to do and that other women should do the same.
After that, she stirred reactions on social media after she revealed that she was still breastfeeding her then five years old daughter. The revelation got mixed reactions, and her husband stepped forward and took sides with her. He stated that they fed good food to their daughter, but she just likes sucking now and then. He also got his own share of backlash, as well as support, but the couple doesn’t seem to care at all.