Ice-T and Coco Austin seemed to have put their divorce rumors behind them on Thursday night as they celebrated her birthday together in New York City, amid ongoing rumors that the couple is headed for splitsville.
The reality star and burlesque dancer turns 33 on Sunday. In celebration of the milestone, she and Ice hosted a bash at the SoHo dance club Greenhouse with music provided by DJ Whoo Kid and Chuck Barrett. Coco posted details about the event on Twitter and her Facebook page on Thursday, encouraging fans to attend.
“Come to my birthday bash tonight at Greenhouse in NYC..Everybody's welcome!!!” Austin wrote, in a comment that received more than 700 "likes."
And despite all the media attention Ice-T and Coco have received since West Coast rapper AP.9 publicly alleged that he had an affair with the TV personality star, the couple seemed to be as happy as ever. In an Instagram photo uploaded from the party by gossip blogger DaNYCGossipGirl, Coco could be seen smiling and leaning on her husband’s shoulder as he held his hand up to his ear as party revelers appeared to cheer on his wife.
“Ice T & Coco are definitely still together as Coco celebrated her birthday at Greenhouse this evening & Ice T was all smiles!” the gossip blogger tweeted.
For the occasion, Coco wore a black-and-white houndstooth mini dress paired with red dangle hoop earrings, while Ice-T wore a conservative black polo.
Ice-T and Coco’s public appearance comes at a tough time for the couple, after months of rumors that not only was their marriage on the rocks but that their reality television show, “Ice Loves Coco,” might also be headed for cancellation.
In February, a rep for the couple spoke to E! Online to clear up the rumors and confirm that the couple had not separated. “Ice and Coco are doing totally fine,” Coco's publicist told the entertainment site. “Those papers are fake. They are not addressing rumors or the photos and are moving forward happily.”
Since then, AP.9 has continued to speak to the tabloids about his alleged affair with Austin, telling Star magazine that the two had engaged in unprotected sex and releasing scantily clad photos of her.
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