Why Ice-T and Coco Austin Make for the Perfect Blend
They married just a couple months after meeting and remain rooted on the East Coast, where Law & Order: SVU is filmed. Ice-T reported for work in 2000 planning to do four episodes and remains a star of the enduring NBC procedural, now in its 24th season, contentedly trading in Hollywood for the New Jersey suburbs.
The artist also took a cue from Ozzy when it came to handing the keys to the empire over to his fairer half.
“Behind the scenes Coco has actually been my personal assistant, similar to Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy, running all my businesses, all the logistics of tours and all that,” he told PR.com in 2011. “Everything that I do other than act, Coco’s on the phone making all those deals happen and doing everything that she’s doing with her career, simultaneously. So I’ve got the easy job. I just go out and do the work and Coco handles all the business behind the scenes.”
And Ice-T couldn’t gush enough about his ride-or-die, saying, “She’s sincere, she’s sweet. She’s not silly on a relationship level. She’s goofy and playful, but she’s very sincere. She means what she says, she didn’t lie, she’s honest and she wasn’t materialistic. She was just like, ‘If you treat me right, I’ll treat you right.’ That’s pretty much the basis to any good deal, just treat each other right. She’s lived up to the deal for the past 10 years.”
Coco added, “And I wanted to become that ultimate woman for him. When I was around him for a couple weeks, I gathered all the facts of what he liked and what he didn’t like, and I just shape-shifted into that woman for him.”