Laura Giaritta Filed For Divorce With Husband Vanilla Ice After ; Know About Their Married Life And Children
Laura Giaritta is the wife of rapper Vanilla Ice. One might think that being married to one of the most famous and affluent stars of the rap industry must be an adventure but the life of Laura Giaritta isn't all smiles. After the career of Vanilla Ice took a downward spiral following his hit Rap career, he was attempting to re-brand himself and create a new image with a funk-inspired rap sound. This is when Laura Giaritta and Vanilla Ice met each other at a 4th of July party, in 1994. Apparently, the fireworks also had some kind of metaphorical significance of the beginning of something new.
Rappers are generally associated with strong and intimidating personalities. Sharing life with one of them can be a really exhilarating and challenging task for the significant other.
Laura Giaritta is the wife of rapper Vanilla Ice. One might think that being married to one of the most famous and affluent stars of the rap industry must be an adventure but the life of Laura Giaritta isn't all smiles.
Has Laura Giaritta and Vanilla Ice Divorced?
To the Extreme star and his spouse, Laura Giaritta isn't getting divorced even though, she filed for a divorce in 2016 citing the marriage was "irretrievably broken". Probably, the duo wants to give one more chance to improve their relationship.
Giaritta and her beau are blessed with their third child, a baby girl on 31st October 2018. At the time, Vanilla took a picture of his child on Instagram writing the "best birthday gift". It seems like, the cupid reconciled after realizing she is pregnant with his baby.
Most notably, a month before the arrival of their child, Vanilla donated $25,000 to the Palms west hospital after winning FamilyFeudABC. On 11 January 2020, the Big Money cast enjoyed a holiday with his beloved spouse, Giaritta and he was kissed on his cheeks by Laura.
Laura Giaritta: Current Relationship Status
Laura is currently in the process of a divorce with her husband Vanilla Ice. Laura filed for divorce with the famous American rapper in 2016 but the divorce is not yet final, according to sources. They have two daughters together named Dusti Rain Van Winkle and KeeLee Breeze Van Winkle.
After the career of Vanilla Ice took a downward spiral following his rap career, he was attempting to re-brand himself and create a new image with a funk-inspired rap sound. This is when Laura Giaritta and Vanilla Ice met each other at a 4th of July party, in 1994. Apparently, the fireworks also had some kind of metaphorical significance of beginning of something new.
He released a new album called 'Mind Blowin’, but it also tanked on the charts, causing Ice to spiral into a depression. He even tried to commit suicide through a drug overdose. Due to this near-death experience Ice decided to change the direction he was headed in life and bounced back to his on and off girlfriend at the time, Laura. They dated for roughly around two years and soon decided to get married.
On the bright sunny day of March 30, 1997, they finally decided to walk down the aisle. The ceremony was performed at Star Island mansion in Miami Beach in a small ceremony consisting of close friends and family of the couple. Their union quickly resulted in the birth of their first child Dusti Rain in 1998 and KeeLee Breeze was born in 2000.
Their marriage seemed like a fairytale love story at first but seemed to take a dark turn in the days to come. The anger issues of Ice eventually took a toll on the happiness of their family.
Laura Giaritta and Vanilla Ice’s Divorce
Although the couple seemed very happy in front of the cameras their marriage was always troublesome. Vannila Ice is well known for having a short temper and losing his cool. In 2001, Vanilla Ice was charged with domestic violence and was asked to undergo family therapy. He was arrested again for battery in 2004 and 2008, but Giaritta dropped the charges both times.
Laura has often accused Ice of not being a good father and claims that she raised the girls practically by herself. As Vanilla Ice was unavailable father his daughters are also not close with their father as they should be.
Back in 2016, on her 46th birthday, Giaritta filed for divorce from Vanilla Ice in Palm Beach County, Florida. He was handed the paperwork on October 19 when he was on tour. But according to sources, the divorce is not finalized yet. She seems to be referring to Ice when she is using the hashtag let me go.
Still cut off for over nine months............. still waiting with the love of my daughters family and friends&hearts #expected #Narcissism #letmego— Laura VanWinkle (@JUSTFINFAB) August 3, 2018
Please keep praying for my daughters and I
As per sources, the duo was living separately for five years before filing for the divorce. Although being apart from each other they were often seen together taking romantic vacations. The last trip she took with Ice was their Curacao trip, she has not spoken to Ice since. The daughters were also said to be happy with the divorce because of the chaos their life had been in due to the relationship of their father and mother.
Vanilla Ice demanded 50/50 custody of their daughters and didn't provide any alimony despite the claims of his wife. His wife claimed alimony on the basis that she supported the rapper's career and dedicated most of her time to the girls.
Quick Facts: Laura Giaritta
- She is 48 years of age.
- Her sister is Renee Giaritta.
- Her parents are Elaine Giaritta and Thomas Giaritta.
- She currently lives in Wellington, USA.
- Her nationality is American.