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Facts of Vanilla Ice

Date of Birth: 1967 , October-31
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Vanilla Ice

Quick Timeline of Vanilla Ice

1967 Born in South Dallas, Dallas
1980 Started practicing break dancing
1983 Wrote the lyrics of Ice Ice Baby
1985 Began his motorcross career
1990 Began dating Madonna
1997 Married to Laura Giaritta
1998 First child, Dusti Rain
2000 Second child, KeeLee Breeze
2011 Filed for divorced
1991 Began his acting career
1992 Won Razzie Awards
1991 Won American Music Awards
1988 Was arrested

Detail Timeline of Vanilla Ice

October 31 , 1967

Born in South Dallas, Dallas

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.

1980

Started practicing break dancing

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.

1983

Wrote the lyrics of Ice Ice Baby

With the start of his teens Vanilla Ice 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. 

1985

Began his motorcross career

Vanilla Ice 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. 

1990

Began dating Madonna

Vanilla Ice 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.

March 30 , 1997

Married to Laura Giaritta

Vanilla Ice 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.

1998

First child, Dusti Rain

Vanilla Ice 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. 

2000

Second child, KeeLee Breeze

Vanilla Ice 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. 

2011

Filed for divorced

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. 

1991

Began his acting career

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. 

1992

Won Razzie Awards

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

1991

Won American Music Awards

Vanilla Ice` 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.

August 8 , 1988

Was arrested

Though Vanilla Ice 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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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's early life

Vanilla Ice was from the middle-class family born as Robert Matthew Van Winkle on 31st October 1967 in South Dallas, Dallas, Texas, the United States of America to Camilla Beth (Dickerson). He is an American and is of German, American and English descent.

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.

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Vanilla Ice attended R. L. Turner High School, as a child but soon dropped out of it.

Vanilla Ice's career

He was also the motocross racer and Vanilla Ice 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 Vanilla Ice began his rapping career.

Vanilla Ice released his first album Hooked after signing a contract with Ichiban Records. As a mucisian he has worked with rapper Eminem, in his video We Made You.

He has also proved himself as an actor and has appeared in movies like Sandy Wexler (2017), starring Jennifer Hudson and Kevin James, The Ridiculous 6, featuring Terry Crews and Rob Schneider, who has a huge net worth, to name some.

Vanilla Ice's personal life

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 daughters 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.

Vanilla Ice's net worth

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.

The value of Vanilla Ice's house located in Miami Beach was $14 million in the year 2011. The rapper had previously bought that property at the price of $1 million in 1991.

Vanilla Ice's 1990 album titled To The Extreme Album Sales, sold 15 million copies all over the world and had earnings of $16 million.