NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) — Ice-T was accompanied by two special guests on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
The 58-year-old actor brought wife Coco Austin and 4-month-old daughter Chanel to visit the NBC late-night talk show. The couple introduced their baby onstage, much to Fallon and the audience’s delight.
“She’s a little model,” Austin gushed of the sleeping infant. “I’ve got the camera in her face at all times. She poses, she moves her eyes and looks at the camera. She’s going to be awesome in five years.”
Ice-T and Austin married in 2002 and welcomed Chanel in November. The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star is also dad to 40-year-old daughter Letesha and 23-year-old son Tracy Marrow, Jr., with previous partners.
“Muhammad Ali said when you have a baby in the second half of your life … it’s like you want to hit a restart button on your life,” the actor said. “All of a sudden, I’m like, ‘Ice, you’ve got to stay healthy, you’ve got to stay in the game.’ It’s just a beautiful thing.”
Austin often posts photos of Chanel on social media and shared a video from her daughter’s first photoshoot in December. The 37-year-old television personality defended herself the same month against fans concerned about Chanel’s well-being.
“How is this exploiting her? I’m proud that I’m finally a mama … does she not look happy?” she wrote.
Ice-T and Austin starred on three seasons of E! series Ice Loves Coco and have a new show, Ice & Coco, in the works. The actor plays Fin Tutuola on Law & Order: SVU, which was renewed for an 18th season in February.