Vanilla Ice Biography


Vanilla Ice

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Birth Name: Vanilla Ice
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age:   49 Years
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American rapper, Vanilla Ice is popular from his own album, To the Extreme which is also one of the fastest selling hip hop albums till date. He is also an actor and television celebrity. Vanilla Ice was from the middle class family born as Robert Matthew Van Winkle in South Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America to Camilla Beth (Dickerson). He is an American and is of German, American and English descent.

In 1990, he began his romantic love affairs with renowned singer and songwriter, Madonna Louise Ciccone. They dated each other from the start of 1990 and continued it for about eight months.

After Vanilla Ice called off his first love life with Madonna, he was not linked with any one for about six to seven years. But with the start of 1997, news came out that he is engaged with Laura Giaritta. They got married on 30th of March, 1997. They also have two children from this married life. These days it is said that they are in the process of getting divorced as Ice filed a divorce for her.

Hip Hop was Vanilla Ice childhood dream. He was also interested in poetry. While he was in his early teens he also took several break dancing classes. He was also the motocross racer and he began racing professionally from 1985. He also won Grand National Championships three times. But while racing, he also broke his ankle and that was the end of his racing career. Then he began his rapping career. He released his first album Hooked after signing a contract with Ichiban Records. He is also an actor and for his role in Cool as Ice, he earned the salary of $1,000,000. His net worth is rumored to be around $18 million.

 

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Born in South Dallas, Dallas

1967 31th of October

Vanilla Ice was from the middle class family born as Robert Matthew Van Winkle in South Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America to Camilla Beth (Dickerson). He is an American and is of German, American and English descent.

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Started practicing break dancing

1980

Vanilla Ice was a talented guy since his early days. He was also interested in poetry and his childhood dream was Hip Hop. When he was in his early teens he also took several break dancing classes.

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Wrote the lyrics of Ice Ice Baby

1983

With the start of his teens he began practicing break dancing. And some years later he began dancing with in the street with some dancing group. It is said that he wrote the lyrics of the famous hip hop song, Ice Ice Baby when he was just sixteen years old. 

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Began his motorcross career

1985

In 1985, he started his different professional career and that is motorbike racing career. That year he focused completely on motocross. He also won Grand National Championships for three different times in his life. 

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Was arrested

1988 8th of August

Though he is popular as the renowned rapper and actor from Untied States, he also has some bad behavior. In 1988, he got arrested in South Dallas. That year, he was arrested for illegal drag racing. In 1991, he also got arrested for second time and that was for threatening a homeless man. 

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Began dating Madonna

1990

In 1990, he began his romantic love affairs with renowned singer and songwriter, Madonna Louise Ciccone. She is also an actress. They dated each other from the start of 1990 and continued it for about eight months.

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Began his acting career

1991

American rapper, Vanilla Ice is popular from his own album, To the Extreme is also an actor and he began his acting role in 1991 and that was from the movie Cool as Ice. Till now he has appeared in half of dozen of movies. 

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Won American Music Awards

1991

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. Soon after releasing his first album in 1990, he got his first nomination in American Music Awards. He also won this award that year and that was for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist.

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Won Razzie Awards

1992

Razzie Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the film industry and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. He has also been honored with this award once in this life and that was in 1992 for Worst New Star.

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Married to Laura Giaritta

1997 30th of March

He remained single for more than half a decade after he called off his first love life with Madonna. But with the start of 1997, news came out that he is engaged with Laura Giaritta. They got married on 30th of March, 1997.

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First child, Dusti Rain

1998

He became father for the first time in his life in 1998 after being married with Laura Giaritta. They welcomed their first child, a sweet little baby girl in 1998 and they named her Dusti Rain. She was in good health when she was born. 

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Second child, KeeLee Breeze

2000

He also became father for the second time in his life and that was in 2000. He and his wife, Laura Giaritta welcomed their second child together in 2000 and that time it was also a daughter and they named her KeeLee Breeze. 

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Filed for divorced

2011 of July

Vanilla Ice and his first wife Laura Giaritta are in the process of getting divorced. Till the end of 2010, they were one of the sweetest couple who are happy to be each other’s spouse but with the start of 2011, the situation became reversed and it is said that Laura Giaritta is cheating on him, so he filed for divorced in July, 2011. 

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