Ice-T and Coco Expecting First Child
Ice, ice … baby!
“I’m pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talkshow which airs Aug 3rd,” she Tweeted.
“Oh s—! The news is out. YES. We’re having a baby,” the dad-to-be, 57, added via Twitter. “We want to say thank you to everyone for the overwhelming LOVE you are sending us! We appreciate you.”
The new baby will be the Law & Order: SVU actor’s third child — he’s already dad to Tracy and Letesha, his two adult children from a previous relationship.
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“I’ve been pregnant for a while, but we’ve been holding it between us for some time,” Austin, 36, told Good Day NY on Monday morning. “It’s a nice feeling to know that the world knows and I don’t have to hide it.”
During their reality show run, the couple made it clear they wanted to start a family together. However, doctors warned Coco that her health — including high blood pressure — could be a risk to a possible pregnancy.
But the now mom-to-be refused to give up. “There’s a lot of peer pressure for me. It’s not just my family that’s giving it, it’s the world … When the time’s right, I will,” she told E! News in 2012 of having children.
And when the time came, the pair were surprised at how soon Austin became pregnant.
“It wasn’t a big deal. It was actually shocking how easily it happened,” she said. “It’s beautiful how life actually works. Now that I have a little thing inside of me moving around, it’s amazing.”
In addition to prepping for their upcoming addition, the couple will also be busy with their new talk show, Ice and Coco, which debuts Aug. 3, on select Fox stations.
— Anya Leon