It’ll Be a Girl (Named Chanel!) for Ice-T and Coco

08/03/2015 at 12:05 PM ET

Just a week after announcing their pregnancy newsIce-T and wife Nicole “Coco” Austin have revealed the sex of the baby: It’s a girl!

The couple shared the exciting news about their first child together on the premiere episode of their new daytime talk show, Ice and Coco, which was taped July 24 and aired Monday.

“I’m 21 weeks. I’m over five months,” Austin, 36, said on the episode, revealing that she’s due in December.

The pair have chosen a name for their bundle of joy: “Already got a name,” Ice-T, 57, shared. “The girl’s name is Chanel.”

The baby will be Ice-T’s third child – he’s already dad to Tracy and Letesha, his two adult children from previous relationships.


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Austin told PEOPLE that she couldn’t contain her emotions after first learning she was expecting.

“I took the test and when I found out, I ran downstairs. He was on the computer and I was bawling, screaming. He thought someone died,” she told PEOPLE. “He was just as surprised as me.”

Austin initially was told that her pregnancy could be high-risk due to high blood pressure, but the news caused her to change her approach to health. She said her body is now in a “healthy zone.”

“You never think it could really happen to you — that you can actually make a human being — and when you do, you’re like, ‘Wow!’ ” Austin explains. “Your body takes over and does it itself. You’re not putting the hands and feet together – your body’s cooking it and it’s amazing. It’s a miracle how life can happen.”

The mom-to-be’s pregnancy cravings so far have included a variety of fruit, including honeydew, blueberries and pineapple.

Despite the healthy diet, Austin has allowed herself one indulgence: soda.

“I’m not really a soda girl but I’m craving bubbles,” she said.

– Lindsay Kimble

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Justme on

Congrats love them!

jlo27916 on

I just love them! Happy for them and think they’ll be great parents🙂
Congrats on that baby girl!

Maureen on

Congrats to you both!!! You two will be fun parents xo

julie on

Happy for them!

Tammy on

I am very happy for them! Love him on the Law & Order series and they are super cute together🙂

ToniMarie on

I just love them together! Best wishes with your new baby!

Travy on

Now there’s a world class couple! Love them and believe they’re so sincere and love one another more than life itself. Congrats!!!

LaVonda on

The best of luck to them. I’m happy for her.

Kay on

Coco’s daughter, Chanel? Are you kidding me? Don’t get me wrong, Chanel is a beautiful name, but I truly believe they have only chosen the name solely so they can make Coco Chanel puns for the rest of their lives.

life goes on on

They will spoil that little one so much. So happy for those two.

blessedwithboys on

21 weeks is one week past the halfway point, thus 4 1/2 month plus one week. She’s not both 21 wks and over 5 mos.

Lee on

I think they will make great parents. Not crazy about the Coco Chanel thing but Chanel by itself is a nice name. Its much better than Blue, North West, Apple, Rocket, Bear, Moxie Crimefighter, Royalty, Rinbow, you get the idea. Congrats to them!

Diana Sanchez on

Congratulations on your bundle of joy! I absolutely love this couple! They are so cute together!

gardenboy on

So this unborn child is just a blob on a monitor and they’ve got it sexed and named…Lets hope nothing goes wrong.Time was when people kept these things quiet until the pregnancy was well advanced.

Ilona on

This is too funny !!!! But I am French !! this name ( CHANEL , DIOR ) is given in poor families . this name is considered ridiculous

Maybe that name exists in the US.

lisa martin on

So happy to hear the great news . Your baby girl is going to be beautiful.

sally on

You crave bubbles so you drink soda??? Um, seltzer water has bubbles and comes in tons of flavors and has NO sugar or caffeine. Use your brain Coco. When I heard the name- I was like- what else would you expect? Too predictable and not original at all for this couple.

kuy78 on

What will the surname be? And considering that breasts enlarge during pregnancy, will she use a crane when she walks? If she walks?

wellspring on

in the photo on her home page, she has no nipples (or at least none on the visible plastic boob). Not a typical photo for a “motherly” type.

57 is too old to be dad of an infant. And old sperm is more likely to produce babies with challenges. yeah, the risk is still small, but it’s there. He is simply too old for new fatherhood, unless the “new” kid is 15 years old, or 30 … never mind all the other “old” celeb dads (yeah, I know non-celebs have babies late in life too). Is she suggesting this pregnancy wasn’t planned? They’ve been married 14 years and this happened by accident NOW?

Kestrel on

They missed an opportunity to go with a beverage name.
Seriously, Ice-T, Coco and…Margarita? Martini? Chardonnay?

sexy88 on

He has 2 adult children, a son and a 40 yr old daughter plus a 20 yr old grandson. It would be weird if I’m 40ish and my Dad is still having children. In a few yrs he’ll be a great grandpa, for all we know he may already be one.

virgochic on

Thank god Coco’s first name really isn’t Coco. I cannot take the Coco Chanel puns, how annoying will that be. Glad Coco finally gets the thing she wanted most

Kar on

Ooo lovely couple!

Mandy on

Awww I am happy for them, hope everything continues to go well in her pregnancy and she has a healthy little girl

Anonymous on

wellspring- They’ve been trying for awhile, I think, so most likely she was caught off guard a bit when it actually happened!

Anyway, Chanel isn’t a name I’d choose myself, but I think it’s all right.

Michelle Haist on

Love the name, so cute! Congrats, to Chanel’s Mom and Dad! 😀

Brooke on

I just love them. So happy that this is finally happening for them

Johnny T on

A thug for a father, a bimbo for a mom. This poor kid has no chance.

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