Coco Austin and rapper Ice T are parents-to-be! The stars announced they are expecting their first child while filming an episode of their new talk show, "Ice & Coco," on Friday.
Following a report stating that they’re expecting, Coco (Nicole Natalie Austin), 36, and Ice T (Tracy Lauren Marrow), 57, took to Twitter to dish about their exciting news. “Oh s—t! The news it out. YES. We’re having a baby!” Ice T told fans Monday. Coco, a model and self-proclaimed fitness guru, reconfirmed the news on her Twitter account after telling her 1.14 million followers that she had some “big news” to share.
I'm pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talkshow which airs Aug 3rd. pic.twitter.com/CYVHKD5yud
— Coco (@cocosworld) July 27, 2015
The “Law & Order” actor responded to his wife’s initial tweet telling his fans, “Yes it’s true.”
Coco will divulge how far along she is in her pregnancy and the child’s sex on the talk show. “On the show I will get into all the details,” she teased on Instagram. The episode in question airs Aug. 3 on Fox. Find out what time “Ice & Coco” premieres in your city here.
TMZ was the first to report on Ice and Coco’s baby news Monday. According to the site, the married couple has been “jawboning about” the topic of children for years. Ice has two children from prior relationships, son Tracy Morrow Jr. and daughter Letesha Marrow. “She wants a kid. In the end, she got her way, after 15 years of marriage,” reports TMZ.
Coco and Ice T tied the knot in 2001. The duo have hemmed and hawed about having a child on several episodes of their E! reality series, “Ice Loves Coco,” in recent years. In April 2014, Coco told InTouch Weekly she was planning for a child.
“… We keep a list of what we need to do, and right now having a baby is next on the life list!” Coco told the magazine. “I’m prenataling it with vitamins and everything to get my body prepared.”
While this is the duo’s first child together, they do share two babies, bulldogs Spartacus and Maximus. The pups are so famous, in fact, they have their own Instagram page.