‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Ice-T Celebrates 21st Anniversary With Wife

by Liz Holland

Actor and Rapper Ice-T celebrated his wedding anniversary with his wife, Coco, on Friday. The pair is toasting to 21 years, and the 63 year old performer took to Instagram to commemorate the milestone. Ice-T writes alongside the snap of him and his wife, “Today is @Coco and my 21st Anniversary. Zero complaints! Love is Love ❤️” 

The pair married just two months after meeting back on a music video set. The pair even had their own reality show, “Ice Loves Coco”, but ultimately decided to call it off after 3 seasons. In a 2012 interview, Ice-T gives more insight about why the show didn’t last. “After a few seasons, normal people’s lives loop, and you do the same things over and over, but that’s not entertaining television,” he says. “So then the producers want you to do something you wouldn’t normally do, and that’s when it gets corny.”

Ice-T Says Reality TV is In The Past For the Pair

Ice-T says he doesn’t see any reason to bring the show back. “We did three years. By now people like us or hate us,” he explains. “And when you let people know everything about you, you’re no longer entertaining to them. There are certain people who will do anything to stay on reality TV. I won’t mention any names! We weren’t willing to do that.”

Ice-T’s authenticity is certainly an admirable quality of his. And according to him, authenticity is one of the things that initially attracted him to his wife Coco. “There was an instant physical attraction, but I was at a point in my life where I was ready to slow down,” he says. 

‘She Was Just a Really Sweet Girl’

“I wanted a partner. I wasn’t in a position to be dating a beautiful psychopath…We started to talk and I found out she was just a really sweet girl. I applied the stereotype that everyone does to Coco – that she just wanted to party and have a good time. But she was just an honest and giving woman. She’s the nicest person, man or woman, I’ve ever met.”

The way Ice-T speaks about his wife is honestly heartwarming, and we’re so glad these two found each other! The rapper says his secret to a long marriage is simple– address issues quickly. “I couldn’t have picked a better partner,” Ice-T says of his wife. “She pulls her weight and kills it in every department. We address problems quickly. She doesn’t say, ‘I’m mad at you from last month.’ How am I supposed to fix something if I didn’t know it was broken? And we compromise. If you want to win every argument and do whatever you want to do, there’s a name for that — it’s called being single!”