“Law & Order: SUV” star Ice-T’s only daughter with Coco Austin, Chanel Nicole Marrow, was thrilled to find out that her famous father was a contestant on the recently premiered “The Masked Singer” spinoff.
62-year-old rapper and actor Ice-T was revealed to be the celebrity hidden under the disguise of “Disco Ball” during the debut episode of Fox's latest competition series, “The Masked Dancer,” and nobody was happier to learn this than his biggest fan.
Ice-T’s 5-year-old daughter Chanel Nicole Marrow, who the star shares with his wife of 15 years, 41-year-old actress and model Coco Austin, was watching the show at home on December 27, 2020, and she had the cutest reaction.
Ice-T, Coco Austin, and Chanel Nicole Marrow posing backstage during New York Fashion Week in New York City, in February 2017. | Image: Getty Images.
Chanel's mother was right there to document the little girl’s genuine surprise after Ice-T was revealed to be the celebrity dancer wearing the “Disco Ball” costume, and the moment was shared to the little girl's own Instagram feed.
According to the post’s caption, both Austin and Ice-T chose to keep the latter’s appearance on the show a secret from their daughter until the last minute to give Chanel, a fan of the show, a thrilling surprise.
With her adorable reaction to finding out that her father was “The Masked Dancer” for that episode, Chanel proved that apart from loving the show, she is most proud of her father, and her fans and followers were sure to praise her for this.
“Adorable.. Soo cute how proud she is of her poppa,” a user wrote in the comments section of the post. “Her reaction brought tears to my eyes!” added another user. “Your reaction was priceless, cutie!!!!!” wrote a third person.
ICE-T’S “MASKED DANCER” FEARS
After Ice-T was unmasked on the debut episode of “The Masked Dancer,” he was finally allowed to share a little bit about the behind-the-scenes of his participation in the celebrity dance competition.
Talking to TMZ, Ice-T recalled that it was not a big deal for him to agree to take part in the show, since it involved little effort to him and he wasn’t actually worried about being a dancer.
But the “Law & Order: SVU” star only understood the difficulty of what he was to do on the show when he put on the costume, especially after trying on the 20-pound head for the first time.
After getting a feeling of how it was to perform on the heavy costume, Ice-T started to worry mainly about his physical well-being, since he feared he was going to fall and not only harm himself but also become a laughing matter.
Since he managed to do the episode without getting harmed, Ice-T is happy with his participation in the show, although he was eliminated right away. After all, he only did it to make his daughter happy.
As Ice-T told TMZ, he hadn’t even heard of “The Masked Dancer” when he received a call from the producers to invite him to it, and he only said yes after he learned about Chanel’s interest in the “The Masked Singer” spinoff series.