Coco Austin & Ice-T welcome baby girl Chanel Nicole Marrow three weeks early

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It’s not that I forgot about Coco Austin’s pregnancy, it’s that I forgot that she was so far along. Coco and Ice-T announced the pregnancy when she was far into her second trimester, yet she was barely showing. She was still barely showing when she posted a bunch of bump photos in the past few days (like the Christmas tree photo, where she identifies herself as 37 weeks along). She carried SO small. Crazy-small. And now Coco has given birth to a tiny baby!

Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole.. A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl .Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she was coming out I was so excited to meet her!

[From Coco’s Instagram]

The only real surprise is that Coco gave birth three weeks early. Ice and Coco announced they were having a girl several months ago, and they also had the name all picked out. I still don’t like that they named their daughter Chanel, quite honestly. But I think including “Nicole” in the name is fine – that’s Coco’s real name. I’m assuming the baby will be going by Ice-T’s real last name, which is Marrow. Chanel Marrow… it could either way. I’m hoping that Ice puts his foot down and demands that they raise their daughter to prioritize education over superficiality. Ice’s son (from a previous relationship) turned out really well, so here’s hoping. Congrats to Ice and Coco!

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Photos courtesy of Coco’s Instagram, WENN.

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  1. Laura says:

    Hooray for the happy couple! I really like the two of them and wish them & baby Chanel (so awesome) all the best health & happiness.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I guess she overcame the challenge of being so incredibly “petite down there.” I don’t care for Coco at all. I think she’s tacky, conceited and not very bright. But I’ve always liked Ice, I suppose because of Law & Order, which is a dumb reason to like someone, but there it is. So congratulations. Try to bring your daughter up to have a brain. Poor thing is wrapped in a dish towel.

    • Becki says:

      the baby is wrapped in a blanket from the hospital! lol it DOES look like a dishtowel, but for whatever reason, those are the blankets the hospital uses.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yes, I was just kidding. Most mothers I know bring a receiving blanket to the hospital so you don’t see those old rags in pictures very often. They look so scratchy and dirty, though I’m sure they’re clean.

      • swack says:

        That, believe it or not is a receiving blanket – probably from the hospital. And they don’t look the best because they are not gently washed as one would do at home. Sorry this was to GNAT and we must have been posting at the same time. This may have been taken fairly soon after delivery thus the use of the hospital blanket.

      • Eden75 says:

        They are also flannel, which will pill like that after repeated washings.

        I kept both of my kids wrapped in the hospital blankets even when we were back in our room because those blankets are kept in the warmers and when they start to cool down, the baby gets wrapped in a new warm one. This was especially helpful with my son as I was stuck in bed and not allowed to get up for three days. The blankets kept him happy and calm while I was recovering.

      • Joaneu says:

        @GNAT – I’ve actually seen quite a few celebs post photos of their newborns wrapped in the very same blankets. They seem to be a standard US hospital issue item. Echoing what the ladies before me said, this picture was probably taken quite soon after the birth because the hospital blankets are sterilised.

      • jessoutwest says:

        @GNAT, hospitals will let you take your baby home in your own receiving blanket, but use the hospital issue ones immediately after birth.

      • Dani says:

        What Jess said ^^ my hospital mandated we use their hat and blankets till going home.

    • fluffyrabbit says:

      You have good instincts. I met Ice-T at the height of his touring with Body Count at a Lollapalooza concert. His band was not due to play for a couple hours but he was walking around the crowd near the stage in between two of the acts just talking to fans. He stopped to talk to my boyfriend and I and he was so laid back. He was not in any hurry and we talked to him for a good ten minutes. Totally nice guy, down to earth, it was amazing. We discussed music and how much fun we were having at the concert.

      I met several famous musicians while bartending at a large hotel near an amphitheater which was a venue for many big name acts in early 90′s and Ice-T is one of the top 3 nicest I ever met. For this reason I will always like his wife. She obviously makes him happy and he credits her with making him the man he is today.

      • Kitten says:

        That’s cool that he wasn’t a d*ck to you but let’s not forget that this guy was a pimp and a jewel thief in his early years. That doesn’t mean we should all hate him and it doesn’t mean that he hasn’t changed, but it’s worth pointing out that Ice T is likely still atoning for some seriously shady deeds.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Aw, that is so nice, fluffyrabbit. Thank you for sharing that. I agree that he seems to adore Coco, and I’m glad he’s happy with her. I just find her to be unlikeable, but then I don’t have to be married to her.

      • Don't kill me I'm French says:

        I met Ice T at a Body Count concert in 90′s at Paris ( France) .I was one of the rare female fans at the concert and the security team was worried for me because their concerts were “energic” and the concert room was tiny. The band came to talk with some fans after the concert. They asked me how a white French teen girl could be fan .

      • Nicolette says:

        They both seem like nice people. He always says “happy wife, happy life”, it’s so simple but true. Happy for them both, what a wonderful early Christmas gift!

      • mayamae says:

        @GNAT, I usually find myself liking Coco against my own will. I don’t care for the name Chanel, it’s just as try hard and snob wanna be as Herme, in my opinion. And I’m not sure why Kaiser thinks Ice-T will “put his foot down” about prioritizing education before superficiality. He chose to marry a woman who seems to model herself after what she thinks is the male fantasy. Perhaps his son turned out well because he’s a male, and thus not expected to dye his hair blonde, install gigantic breast implants, dress like Peg Bundy, and talk like Marilyn Monroe.

        BTW, the ASPCA once raided a huge puppy mill. One of the dogs that absolutely broke my heart had been born with her back legs paralyzed, and never been given medical attention. She was severely deformed. A generous viewer made a specialized set of wheels for her, and for the first time in her life she was mobile. She was the #5 dog from the puppy mill, so they named her Chanel.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I saw their reality show a while back, and while she doesn’t seem very bright, she seems like a genuinely good person. A bit tacky, but really nice. They also seemed to really love eachother.

      Also, why is the Christmas tree out so early? I mean, in my country we don’t decorate them until Christmas Eve, but I know in some countries people start earlier. But it isn’t even December?

      • mayamae says:

        Growing up, our tree went up the day after Thanksgiving (11/26 this year). I notice some people now have their trees up before Thanksgiving dinner. I can’t imagine going to all that trouble to only have the tree up a day or two, but everyone has their own tradition.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Well it goes down on the 6th of January ( Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day).
        You guys take it down earlier? I didn’t know that, how interesting.

      • Isabelle says:

        Think she is smart actually and plays dumb. She runs all of their finances and side businesses. Thought she was dingy until I watched their reality show and realized she is running the show in their house. She is no dummy, maybe smarter than people that think she is dumb. Seem to be a very happy couple and it was one of the few reality shows I liked watching. Have no shame in admitting it was one of my favorite reality shows.

      • Abby_J says:

        We put our tree up on Thanksgiving, but she might have gotten it up early because they were expecting the baby. That would be an afterthought once that kiddo was born!

      • Jwoolman says:

        I think CoCo is a lot brighter than she appears. Ice-T is quite intelligent himself and he obviously has a high opinion of her abilities. He encourages her to do things. She just adopted the outward appearance of “dumb girl”, it’s a social thing in the USA at least, starting in childhood (you learn to try to hide your intelligence in school). She also seems like a kind person to me.

    • Shannon says:

      If it was taken right after she was born, it makes sense. I wasn’t given the option with either of my sons to put them in a receiving blanket from home; they immediately went into the receiving blankets/hats the hospital had prepared. The whole “first outfit/receiving blanket” thing came as we left the hospital, not right after the birth. It makes sense for a lot of reasons – sanitary reasons, liability issues, etc.

    • Crumpet says:

      Well, certainly it’s good the baby was so petite! Bah.

      I think Coco appeared to carry small because her waist is literally the only small thing about her, so pregnant she finally looked well proportioned. I do hate that mincing way she is posing next the Christmas tree.

      • Breakfast Margaritas says:

        Also her stomach muscles were probably really tight and strong due to her love of exercise and weightlifting. Beyonce carried similarly and folks refused to believe she was pregnant (pillow baby). I’m assuming she watched her diet cautiously too.

    • KCAT says:

      They’re both a mess lol, but it seems like real love. Ice T seems like he’s settled down. He has a past. He seems ok now. More power to them and congrats on the baby.

  3. ali.hanlon says:

    Chanel is a great name!

    An she carried small because she kept healthy and worked out.

    The average weight of a baby should be 5-7 pounds not the 8-10 which it is pushing now a days.

    • Snowflake says:

      She’s naturally skinny too if you look at old pictures of her. Imo, she bought her butt and boobs. So she’s not naturally thick. But yes she obviously works out a lot.

    • Jaygee says:

      Nope. My first was 5 lbs 10 oz, and she was barely even within the weight range for a newborn (barely in the 5th percentile for weight and considered too small). 5-7 lbs is NOT a normal weight range for infants. No shade to Coco of course, her baby was three weeks early (as was mine), which explains the low birth weight.

      Also, some women just carry small depending on their body type and the baby’s position. I did with both my kids (one was small and one average sized at birth) and had I gained a ton more weight during my pregnancies, my belly still would’ve looked small. My belly just doesn’t pop the way some women’s pop.

      • Eden75 says:

        One of my girlfriends was a small carrier, actually, almost invisible carrier. She was pregnant in high school and couldn’t get up the nerve to tell her parents. Her water broke at the dinner table. I believe her total weight gain was about 12 pounds and the baby was 10ish. His position hid him the entire time. Almost no one knew she was pregnant and to this day people we went to school with are surprised when she says that her son is his age.

      • Shannon says:

        I was 5 lbs 12 oz when I was born, and here I am almost 40. My second was induced because the doctor said he was getting too big. He weighed 6 lb 7 oz. My first came naturally and weighed 6 lb. 12 oz. So, seriously, no shade to moms who have bigger babies, but if you have a small bone structure nature (and doctors) don’t want to wait too long. There’s nothing wrong with babies just because they’re under 7 lbs. They can grow and thrive just like bigger babies.

      • Ifusayso says:

        What are you references? 5.5-10lbs is the normal newborn weight range. 6-7 are perfectly healthy newborn weights. I was 2 weeks early and weighed 6/3 and have been completely healthy. My first was 2.5 weeks early and 6/6 and my youngest was 5 weeks early and 5/5. She weighed enough to go home but her lungs were immature. 5.5-7 are def normal and totally fine “go home with mom” weights.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      What a lot of misinformation, Ali.halon. The AVERAGE healthy baby weight is 7.5 pounds. That tells you that a healthy baby can be much more than 7 pounds. And 5 pounds is not NOT a healthy weight for a newborn. And women carry differently – you can be fit and healthy and not “carry small.” That is NOT an indication of the mother or baby’s health. Everything you said was completely inaccurate, and you seem much more concerned with vanity than health.

      • sarah says:

        Meh, i think it’s more significant if the baby is early (or premature, which is different) than a low birth weight. I weighed 3.5 lbs at birth and my sister 4.5 lbs. And we are both freaky healthy when it comes to basic health and no learning issues. I think also race/ethnicity has an impact. My mom carried small.

      • swack says:

        You are so right about the average weight of a baby these days. When I was pregnant (35 years ago) the average weight was 7 lbs.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not saying a healthy baby can’t weigh five pounds. I’m disputing her claim that “the average weight of a baby should be 5-7.” That’s ridiculous. You and your sister may be healthy, but your birth weights were lower than desirable, and you’re lucky.

      • Jaygee says:

        +1 A coworker of mine “popped” big time and had an 8 lb baby, all while maintaining her usual pre pregnancy workout regimen and being generally very fit and healthy.

      • MC2 says:

        GNAT- I agree! I had gestational diabetes (runs in my family) so my baby’s weight & size was more monitored then most and I paid attention to what was “ideal”. I was on a very strict diet w/ blood tests 5 times a day. 5-7 lbs is not ideal. It’s fine & I’m sure the baby will be healthy & but this post is not accurate at all. My baby was just under 8 lbs which was considered in the range that most providers would wish for. I got lucky, though, that I carried to full term. Oh- and I carried so big since I am a small person naturally. How you carry is relative to so many factors that you can’t generalize based on it.

      • mayamae says:

        @GNAT – sing it, girl. Babies used to be much smaller because pregnant women were more likely to smoke and cut calories in hopes of a smaller baby. It is never the norm for a full-term baby to weigh five founds. That’s insane.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Not aimed at anyone just putting some facts that hospitals and the CDC use. Normal weight for a full term infant (38-42weeks gestation) is considered 5.5-8.8 pounds. Preterm babies are usually less than 5.5 pounds and post-term or babies of diabetic moms over 9 pounds. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birthweight.html

        Coco’s preemie baby is actually a good weight for coming 3-weeks early. Happy for them and I would rather be called Channel anyday than Apple. LOL. Coco may seem superficial but she sounds like she truly is in love with her baby which is really the most important thing IMO.

    • Tate says:

      Umm… I stayed healthy during my first pregnancy, gained a total of 30 pounds and gave birth to a 8 pound 12 ounce healthy baby girl.

      • Don't kill me I'm French says:

        My older sister just gained 10 pounds during her first pregnancy.Just after the delivery ,she weighed 5 pounds less than her normal weight and my nephew weighed 8 pounds.At her second pregnancy,she gained 15 pounds whereas during my pregnancy,I gained 50 pounds and I stayed heathy .
        Every pregnancy is different

    • chaser says:

      That is utter bs. I kept incredibly healthy and fit during my pregnancy and put on only 9kgs and I carried reasonably average and my baby was a healthy 8 pound 8. She was born 2 days before edd. She’s 3 now, tall and perfectly within weight range for her age/height.

    • Eden75 says:

      Normal baby weight also depends on the size of the parents. I am small, below average short. My daughter was 2 weeks early (so, right on time) and was 6 lbs 4.5 oz and 14 inches long. She is a full grown woman of 4′ 11″. My son was 2 weeks early (again, right on time) and he was 7 lbs, 11 oz and 23 inches. He takes after his dad and is already as tall as me, but that still makes him smaller than most (not all) of the other 13 year olds running around. An 8-10 pound baby was not going to happen here. In fact, with both, they monitored the baby’s size as if either had gotten to the 9 pound range it would have been a concern both for mine and the baby’s health. We aren’t all programmed to pop out big babies. However, I do agree that 5-7 is not the average since every generation is usually bigger than the previous. Most of my friends babies were over 8, with one being 13 pounds. He’s a little tank and already almost 3 feet tall at 1 year old.

      • Eden75 says:

        I also should have added that I do not carry small, none of the women in my family do. I was young and active with my daughter and gained 62 pounds and a decade later was working and active with my son and gained 74 pounds. Pregnancy is different for everyone and each one is different for the woman. If it was the same for everyone, prenatal care would be pretty basic.

    • Jaded says:

      @Ali.Hanlon – you don’t “carry small” because you keep your weight down and work out during pregnancy. My mother only gained 20 lbs with each pregnancy, was an ardent walker and swimmer during each pregnancy, and both my sister and I weighed 8 lbs at birth.

    • Trillian says:

      Nope, and nope. I carried my first just like her and he was 7,6 lb (3450 g – sorry I’m no good with this pounds and ounzes stuff). Perfectly normal birthweight for a full-term baby.

    • Antonym says:

      I don’t think she carried all that small. I think her chest got very large, which made her appear to carry smaller. I think the size of her “bump” (for lack of a better word) was probably quite normal.

      I also like them, mainly because I like Ice. Like GNAT, I’m certain that I like him because of L&O (not that I’m oblivious to his past). They seem happy. I wish them and little Chanel more happiness and health.

    • Bridget says:

      Um, NO. Under 5 lbs and you’re not even supposed to take the baby home until they’re over 5lbs.

      I’m not even going to touch the rest.

    • Sarah says:

      Yikes, not even close to true. I’m not a big woman and I gained 23 with each of my babies and had an 8 lb, 12 oz girl at 40 weeks and a 9 lb, 8 oz boy at 41.5 weeks. We tend to have term/late term babies in my family, and I can’t think of a single baby under 7.5 lbs (going back a couple generations on my mom’s side).

    • Veronica says:

      Exercise and healthy eating will help with some of the weight gain, but it’s not a sure bet. Plenty of women go through hormonal changes that cause increased appetite, edema, and weight gain through pregnancy that undermines any attempts to offset it. She carries small because she got lucky – the baby sat low and not toward the middle of her body. My coworker is ENORMOUS right now despite the fact that she works on her feet and exercises regularly because the baby sits right on her pelvis. Five pounds is on the lower end of the scale for baby weight – the average is closer to 7-8 lbs. A ten pound baby can be problematic, but heavy babies are not usually a result of poor maternal health so much as medical issues (gestational diabetes) or late term carries.

      Beyond that…it’s really tacky to suggest that there’s an optimal weight gain/appearance for pregnant women. THEY’RE PREGNANT. If there’s one period of a her life where women should be left alone about their physical appearance, it’s when her weight gain is caused by another person. Every pregnancy is different and every woman is different. My mother had three children, and she had dramatically different weight gain on each one. There are basic standards that give us an idea of what’s best for the mother and infant’s health, but none of them are gold standards that apply across the spectrum.

    • Wiffie says:

      That is a bull statement. Normal range is between 6 and 8.5 lbs. 9 to ten is big, but relatively normal. A five lb baby is very small, and in some cases normal but usually small. That is dangerous information you are ignorantly spreading….

    • Mltpsych says:

      My baby was 8lbs 13 oz and I only gained 15 lbs during my pregnancy. She was 21 inches long which is tall and why she weighed that much. Your statement is ridiculous, I was an 8+ baby and so was hubby and that was 40 years ago. Some people make bigger babies some don’t. This was preemie which is why it’s small.

  4. love scandal says:

    That baby looks beautiful! Congratulations to them.
    Looks just like Ice-T in miniature.

  5. Becki says:

    Wow, I don’t understand women who carry so small!! I was naturally thin, but gained a lot weight with my pregnancies. Good for her though, she’ll bounce back after baby quickly, I’m sure. Congrats on the sweet baby!! She looks adorable!!

  6. AlmondJoy says:

    She’s so precious! Congrats to Ice and Coco on their beautiful new baby ❤️

    Kaiser: My name is the same as the baby’s, except mine is spelled differently. So of course I see nothing wrong with the name. Who knew Chanel was a bad name? I get compliments on it all the time. Neither of my parents are superficial, they just really liked the name.

  7. Kitten says:

    Is this their first kid?

    “Chanelle” is actually a beautiful French name but I have a feeling they just wanted to name their kid after a fashion designer, sorta how people name their tiny dogs “Gucci” or whatever.

    Congrats to them though!

  8. The Original Mia says:

    She’s a cutie. Happy for all of them that she’s healthy.

  9. Sochan says:

    A friend recently had a baby that was 3 weeks early and less than 6 pounds. No, this is NOT an average, healthy weight for a newborn. It’s the weight of a fetus who hasn’t finished her in utero life yet. My friend’s baby has to be fed very carefully on an exact schedule to get her to gain weight and the baby basically sleeps all the time. These “late-term preemies” are basically living the life of a fetus outside the womb.

  10. tracking says:

    That is one cute little baby!

  11. HeyThere!! says:

    I wonder what these women think when they have baby girls that look like them pre/surgery?? Are they sad that they altered their image so much? I constantly think about this with Kim and North. To me, it’s really sad. That being said, beautiful baby girl welcome to the world! You have two parents that will be crazy about you! This little girl will be good for them both!

  12. SuperMoist says:

    Congrats to them! I’m so happy for these two. I used to watch their reality show with hubby (who watched it first and got me hooked). That baby is definitely going to be a daddy’s girl!

  13. Dawn says:

    Congrats to them! They look over the moon happy just as new parents should look. She is going to be a beautiful little girl and by the looks of it greatly loved. My boy was three weeks early as well and he was 7 lbs and 3 oz and 21 inches long and very healthy. You just never know when they will want to come.

  14. Janie says:

    Congrats to both! Chanel is a gorgeous little girl and looks a lot like dad, at least in that photo. I love this couple and she couldn’t have better parents. Terrific news!

  15. Bonnie says:

    That baby looks just like Ice-T! She is cute. I would take ice and coco any day over those nasty Kardashians!!! Bring back their show, there is love there, and they keep it real!

  16. iheartjacksparrow says:

    They must be a fan of Scream Queens.

  17. Jesusstolemybike says:

    I’ve had a 7lb, 11oz 37 weeker, 8lb2oz 38 weeker, and a 5lb4oz 39 weeker. 5 pounds is NOT a normal average birth weight.

  18. Jen43 says:

    She’s a beauty. Congrats to them.

  19. Abby_J says:

    I lost 20 lbs with my first pregnancy and 15 with my second. I was one of the lucky ones (please note the dripping sarcasm that probably doesn’t come across in a post on the internet) to basically have morning sickness my entire pregnancy. My husband was practically force feeding me food by the end so I could stay on the calorie count the OB gave me. My first was born seven weeks early and I barely showed at all. She was no bigger than me, I don’t think. Kiddo was 3 lbs 5 oz. Second made it to 37 weeks, and still was only 5 1/2 lbs. I doubt she had my problem (or she’s hidden it well) but I sure didn’t feel healthy for being tiny or having tiny babies.

    That sweet kiddo is adorable and I wish them all the happiness in the world.

  20. Dangles says:

    Intially they were going to name her Liptons, so I guess Chanel isn’t too bad.

  21. Lucky Charm says:

    So the two females in the family are Coco Chanel, how quaint. Seriously, congratulations to them both on the birth of a healthy, beautiful daughter. When she’s older, she can always go by Nicole if she chooses.

    My son was also born three weeks early and was under 7 pounds and perfectly healthy.

  22. Mistriux says:

    other pictures on Dailymail shows the baby has dimples just like Ice T. she is so adorable.

  23. Argirl says:

    37 weeks is not a preemie. Isn’t it considered “term” and 39 weeks is “full term?”

    • Veronica says:

      Most women carry 39-41 weeks for full term. It’s considered optimal to carry to that period because it’s closer to proper weight gain and development. Babies have limited ability to thermally regulate, so the closer to full term weight, the better. “Term” is generally used to refer to the fact that the baby is fully developed and will likely avoid a NICU visit – not that it can’t happen or that it’s the best thing to do. It’s not what we think of colloquially as a preemie, but it’s still technically premature by medical definition.

    • Tate says:

      My youngest was born at 36 weeks. She was considered “pre-term” but not a preemie.

  24. Knitnwine says:

    Omg. NICU nurse here is drinking tea and reading comments. Harsh ladies, harsh.

  25. sauvage says:

    These heels give Kim Kardashian a run for her money (pun intended).

  26. reed says:

    I freaking love Coco & Ice-T. Yaaaaaay!

  27. KCAT says:

    Aww Looks like Little Ice T haha