NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 2:51 PM
“Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T and his wife, Coco Austin, have welcomed their first child — a baby girl named Chanel Nicole.
“Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole.. A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl,” Austin captioned an Instagram photo of the yawning newborn Saturday afternoon.
“Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she was coming out I was so excited to meet her!” she added.
The rapper-turned-crime procedural actor posted the same photo, captioning it, “Ladies and Gentlemen! Please allow me to introduce to the World…. Baby Chanel 5.7 pounds. Love is Love.”
A photo posted by Coco (@coco) on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:33am PST
Austin and Ice-T, who married in January of 2002, have had their baby’s name picked out for 10 years, the reality TV star recently told E! News.
“We just want a healthy baby,” she added. “God is on my side and he gave me what I wanted and I’m grateful.”
The 36-year-old actress also fended off accusations in August that she was faking her pregnancy because of the lack of a noticeable baby bump at the six-month mark.
“I call it a lump because it’s not physically a bump because you have to push it out to see it,” she said.
Austin is a first-time mom. Her 57-year-old husband has two grown children, Tracy and Letesha, and a 20-year-old grandson, Elyjah.