Just weeks after West Coast rapper AP.9 released new scandalous photos of Coco Austin, her husband, rapper and actor Ice-T, seems to be going to great lengths to prove that the marriage is still going strong despite rumors that the pair are on the brink of a divorce.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, Ice-T not only threw Coco a surprise birthday party at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood on Sunday (days after co-hosting a birthday bash for her at the SoHo club Greenhouse) but he also gifted her a new home in Las Vegas, where she is currently performing in the burlesque show “Peepshow.”
Coco had reportedly been told that she was doing an interview with a reporter that evening, when she walked into Planet Hollywood and discovered a party waiting for her. Not only that, but Ice-T also surprised his wife with the news that he will be relocating to Las Vegas from April to July to be with her while his television show, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” goes on a shooting break.
“I thought we’d done all the birthday partying last week. This was a total surprise because I thought I had to go for an interview,” Coco told the publication. “This couldn’t have been better because Ice flew in, and now we have a new home here. And all my new friends in the cast joined us.”
And the couple certainly won’t be cramped in their new digs. For the three-month period, Ice-T rented a 6,000-square-foot home in the master-planned community, Summerlin – a 22,500-acre plot of land that was purchased by Howard Hughes in the 1950s and developed decades later by his estate.
“Our new home is around the corner from my gym, but at this rate, I’d better put my own in the house,” Coco said. “Our dogs are going to love their own yard and neighborhood away from the hotel. We have a great spring and summer to look forward to all together.”
The celebrations come one month after Austin held an interview with the Daily Mail in which she opened up about the scandal with AP.9, which originated when the rapper posted some very intimate-looking photos taken of him and Coco on Twitter.
During the interview, Austin admitted that the publicity had taken a toll on her marriage but said that her relationship with Ice-T was still going strong.
“Do I want to set the record straight? No, because that's old news,” Austin said. “And those pictures [with Moose Diesel] are old too. People are going to think what they think, and there's nothing I can do about it. But people were also saying my booty was fake too no matter what I said or did, so there's nothing I can do about that either.”
“Ice and I just live our own lives,” she added. “I have to answer to him, and he has to answer to me, and that's it. We don't care about the outside world, and, even though it can be harsh out there, we just have to deal with it.”