Coco Explains Why She and Ice-T Waited to Have First Child

The couple announced that they were expecting earlier this week.

July 29, 2015, 12:51 PM
PHOTO: Ice-T and Coco Austin are pictured on April 11, 2015 in New York City.
Ice-T and Coco Austin are pictured on April 11, 2015 in New York City.
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— -- After 14 years of marriage to Ice T, reality star Coco Austin explained why she is now ready to have their first child together.

"'Thirty-five I'm going to have a child' — I've been saying that my entire life," Austin revealed to E! News. "When I got with him, I was like 35 is the number."

But after turning 35, Austin wasn't so sure how easy it would be to get pregnant.

"I was on the pill for 17 years," she explained. "I got off the pill and was like ‘Hey, how are we going to do this?' and they said it usually takes a year to regulate your body."

"Two months later, BAM!" husband Ice T, 57, said, picking up the story. "I told her I could dial in twins if she wanted it."

The rapper and "Law and Order: SVU" star added that he was often asked when they were going to have children.

"People were like, ‘Why isn't she having a baby' and she was on the pill. She doesn't want to have one yet. The minute she gives me the green light, we'll have a baby and it's happening."

The couple confirmed the news on social media earlier this week.

"I'm pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talkshow which airs Aug 3rd," wrote Coco, who turned 36 in March.

She added on Instagram, "On the show I get into all the details about getting pregnant, the sex and how far along I am!! I was so overwhelmed I cried!"

Austin also shows off her "cute little tummy" and gives away the baby's sex and how far along she is on the first episode of their Fox talk show.

But she did share that her pregnancy has been smooth so far.

"I have to say it's been really easy breezy," she told E! "I got sick one time and it was at night and the rest was easy peasy."

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