'Made that one little thing bigger': Coco Austin defends bathing daughter Chanel, 6, in sink amid backlash
EDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY: Coco Austin, the wife of American rapper Ice-T, was recently criticized online for her extreme unconventional parenting style after they saw her daughter taking a bath in the sink. However, Austin, 43, hit back at the trolls and defended her choice of giving a bath to her daughter Chanel, 6, in the kitchen sink.
"Everything I do, people have got to say something about it. But now it's kinda weird to other people. Like, really? If you are a mom you have bathed your child in the sink," Austin told Page Six at an event on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Austin concluded by pointing out that the unusual bathing approach was only "a small blip" in a lengthy TikTok video. "I was going to the fashion show and they took that one second and made that one little thing bigger than anything else," she said.
The 64-year-old rapper also defended Austin, who has frequently faced mom-shaming online, and told PageSix that he has learned to "expect" the criticism on social media. "I think with social media, if you put it out there you have to expect comments," Ice-T said. "So it will be positive or it will be negative. So the only way not to have them comment about your child is don't post," the rapper added.
The couple, who have been married for almost 22 years, decided not to pay attention to what other people say. "The key is you cannot give a f**k about other people’s opinions, or you will never get anywhere in life," Ice-T said.
Chanel Nicole Marrow is the only child of Ice-T and Coco Austin together. She was born on November 28, 2015, and is the rapper's youngest child. In addition, Ice-T has a daughter named Letesha Marrow and a son named "Ice" Tracy Marrow Jr from his past relationships.
The parenting style of the American model has frequently drawn criticism from fans. In the past, Austin has drawn criticism for dressing immodestly around her daughter, letting her daughter have French manicures, and displaying anger when Chanel started school in September 2022.
The couple was also slammed in May after they posted a picture of Chanel being pushed in a stroller while visiting the Bahamas for the weekend to have some family time. Nevertheless, Austin takes ownership of her allegedly "suffocating" personality.