‘They Said I Couldn’t and I Did!’: Coco Gets Emotional While Talking About Baby Chanel

02/20/2016 at 12:30 PM ET

Coco Austin and Ice-T‘s 12-week-old daughter Chanel is back on TV!

Austin, 36, appeared on the Dr. Oz Show Friday (via E! Online) with her 12-week-old child to discuss her new life as a mom.

While Chanel already has many cute outfits to choose from, host Dr. Mehmet Oz gave the mother-daughter pair an adorable scrubs-themed onesie that even had “Dr. Chanel” bedazzled on the back.

The Ice & Coco co-host talked about motherhood and broke down in tears when talking about becoming a parent.

“I have a baby!” she told Dr. Oz. “I love her. Makes me cry when I see her ’cause I made this little girl, ’cause they said I couldn’t. And I did! Screw the haters.”

Coco Austin waist trainer Chanel photo
Source: Instagram

In the years before she became pregnant, Austin, who suffers from high blood pressure, says doctors previously warned her of what the effects of pregnancy could be on her body.

“My doctor said I couldn’t have children cuz I would have a stroke If I didn’t get it under control,” she wrote on Instagram. “I was pissed to hear that and wanted a child even more. So Chanel is a blessing.. My blood pressure was 174/111 since I was six years old.. it’s in the family and no right diet or exercise can help.”

Following their taping for Dr. Oz, Coco and Chanel were back on the set of Law & Order: SVU making friends with Ice-T’s costar Kelli Giddish and her son Ludo.

— Karen Mizoguchi

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heather on

Is something wrong with this woman?

Marc on

I thought Oz only had humans on his show???

Kathleen on

I suspect they really said “Shouldn’t” not “Couldn’t.”

Guest on

Oh, now that’s a classy pic (up top) to be taking with your baby, lol.

loftybike on

I love Coco. She may not be the most conventional mother, but she had to go through alot physically before she was healthy enough to get pregnant. Baby Chanel is certainly very wanted and loved.

guest33 on

I don’t see how a warning from a doctor of what high blood pressure could do during a pregnancy could possibly mean that they’re “hating” (When she said “screw the haters”).

DaisyMoon on

It’s so funny that I like her more now that she’s a mother…

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a celeb happier to be a parent than this lady…
That tells me that her baby girl is in good hands and will loved and adored and will always have someone on her side.
Every kid should be so lucky.

Beckiereckie on

That selfie is absolutely grotesque.

Meaghen Powers on

Atleast she’s married with the father and proudly changing diapers, breastfeeding and loves her child and despite all health obstacles she chose to give birth to the child herself and not use a surrogate which a lot of celebrities with her medical condition would do. She may not be conventional, but atleast the child was born into a family with a mom and dad who are married and love each other. If there is a baby we should feel sorry for it is Louis Tomlinson’s Freddie- Mom, Dad are not together-Dad is shacking up with another girl Danielle and Louis has yet to change a diaper unlike Coco and Ice. Maybe her choice of fashion and photo-ops is not my style- but I sincerely believe this is a mother who loves her daughter and wants what’s best for her.

Lane17 on

Exactly right. Screw the haters such as the ones posting here. They are of no consequence. Coco loves her baby and it shows as Chanel is a happy and contented little angel, obviously very well taken care of.

sandy on

She obviously really wanted to be a mother- so I am very happy for her. Her baby is adorable. She is kinda a little doll- an accesorie, it seems, right now. Just wait until she starts walking!!! No more just dressing her up and carrying her around! Now that I want to see.

Slk on

Although I think she is obsessive about posting pics of herself- and now her daughter- I am happy for the them.
I think there are A LOT of jealous women hating on her because she went thru pregnancy and a week after delivering, she looks fantastic! She looks great. Good for her!!!! No one should say mean things because they feel bad about their own fat self!

Grace on

She seems extremely happy being a mom and baby seems very wanted and cared for. She’s not the conventional type of mom and while I don’t care for the selfie in this article, it doesn’t make her any less of a good mother. She never was this shy demure woman so why should she have to change because she had a child?

Shesuch A. Lyre on

Ice-T and Nas-T. Poor baby.

Laura on

Her daughter is such a cute pie.