Is Vanilla Ice married? Yes, he was. However, he is now a divorced man. His wife’s name is Laura Van Winkle who accused Ice of leaving her with no income. This made her file a financial affidavit where Ice was ordered to bear support expense of 10,000 USD a month and an additional 110,000 USD for his failure to pay for the last 11 months.
Vanilla Ice whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle is a father to two daughters named Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze who were born in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Talking about his past relationship, Ice has encountered a romantic relationship with American singer Madonna Louise Ciccone (born on August 16, 1958) in 1990.
Ice and Maddona dated for about 8 months only and soon ended their relationship before celebrating their wedding. His relationship with his ex-wife started in 1995 with whom, he tied his knot in 1997. Nearly after two decades of their conjugal life, Laura Van Winkle filed for a divorce case in October 2016.
The lawyer from Ice’s side was John T. Christiansen who filed counter-petition stating that Ice wants 50/50 custody of their daughters. He also mentioned that Laura was able to support her own and therefore Ice won’t give her alimony. Let’s explore in detail about Ice’s biography and some interesting personal facts about him:
Who is Vanilla Ice?
Born as Robert Matthew Van Winkle (real name), he landed the planet on October 31, 1967, which makes the age of Vanilla Ice be 53 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an established American rapper, actor and is also recognized for his television hosting roles.
His first studio album entitled Hooked was released in 1989 on Ichiban Records. Later, he signed with a record label of the EMI Group named SBK Records. He has gone through some difficulties in his life making him attempt suicide. On DIY Network, he started hosting the show called The Vanilla Ice Project in 2009.
In 2011, he was signed with Psychopathic Records. The same year, he has also released the album called “WTF – Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus” in August 2011.
Early Life and Education
Robert Matthew Van Winkle was born in 1967 and his place of birth is in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America. He never knew the facts about his biological father. His mother was married to another man during his birth time and therefore received the surname of his step-father.
At the age of four, his mother and step-father got divorced. After that, he spent most of his time between Dallas and Miami as his new step-father was an employee for a car dealership. He started learning breakdancing between the ages of 13 and 14. This made him receive a nickname “Vanilla” by his friends as he was the only white guy in his group.
He started rapping where his friend started calling him as “MC Vanilla,” Soon, one of his breakdance moves; “The Ice” and nickname “Vanilla” were combined to form his stage name as “Vanilla Ice.” After that, Ice moved back to Texas with his mother as his stepfather received a better job in Carrollton, Texas. Ice was enrolled at L. Turner High School but dropped out from there very soon.
Career and Professional Life
During the mid1980s, Ice was concentrated towards motocross, where he turned as the receiver of three championships. During a race, he broke his ankle and during the vacant time, he polished his skills of dance moves.
In 1989, his first studio album named Hooked was released in 1989. The following year, his major-label studio album called To the Extreme was released. On March 22, 1994, he released his next studio album named Mind Blowin. Ice’s third studio album named Hard to Swallow was released on October 20, 1998, which includes 13 tracks listing.
On October 23, 2001, Ice released his fourth studio album called Bi-Polar. His journey of releasing studio albums was followed by Platinum Underground and W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus) released in 2005 and 2011 respectively.
Vanilla Ice is now a divorced man after the separation with wife Laura Van Winkle. We have found people curious to know about Laura’s maiden name which is “Giaritta.” He was also in the relationship with singer Maddona in 1990. With his wife, he has welcome two daughters named Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze. Talking more about his personal facts, Ice was vegetarian for several years.
Vanilla Ice has a perfect physique muscular body structure with a tall height. He stands at a tall height of 6 feet and weighs about 86kg or 189 pounds. Ice is in regular workout activities and has been adopting a healthy lifestyle for achieving complete fitness.
Salary and Net worth
American rapper Vanilla Ice has an estimated net worth of 18 million USD. The financial affidavit filed by his wife state that he makes a monthly income of 68,000 USD and has liquid assets amounting to 2,927,541 USD. He has eight vehicles, 15 properties and also a boat.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Vanilla Ice is prepared by most of the popular wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Join him on Instagram @vanillaiceofficial where he has amassed more than 459k followers now. Ice’s Twitter profile is reachable @vanillaice where he is being followed by over 53k followers.