One-hit wonder rapper-turned-reality TV star Vanilla Ice has separated from his wife after 14 years of marriage.
Vanilla Ice (real name Robert Van Winkle) married wife Laura Giaritta in 1997, and have two daughters together, Dusti, 12, and Keelee, 10.
Ice, 43, moved out of their family home in Wellington, Fla. this past weekend, after he allegedly discovered that Laura had been cheating on him.
Laura Giaritta denies allegations that she was unfaithful, but confirms she and her longtime husband are no longer living together. Giaritta tells the National Enquirer, “We’ve had problems for a very long time and Rob has moved out.”
Whether or not the cheating allegations are true, infidelity is just one of the couple’s “problems.” Back in January 2001, Vanilla Ice was arrested for assaulting his wife. He pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and was sentenced to probation and ordered to attend family therapy sessions.
In April 2008, Vanilla Ice was arrested again on a battery charge for allegedly kicking and hitting his wife. He was released hours later after Giaritta withdrew her charges, stating her husband only pushed her. The case was later dropped.
Then on Thursday, July 7, 2011, Vanilla Ice was arrested againand booked into Florida’s Palm Beach County Jail after his wife called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, saying he had kicked and hit her, the arrest report said. She later told deputies he had only pushed her.
Vanilla Ice moved out of their home the next day.