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From Tiny Tot to Cute Kid! Coco Austin and Ice-T’s Daughter Chanel Nicole Is All Grown Up: Photos

The adorable daughter of Ice-T and Coco Austin, Chanel Nicole, is getting so big

The couple often share their daughter’s milestones on social media, including her SpongeBob SquarePants-themed birthday party when she turned 6 years old in November 2021.

“Chanel’s words exactly to me when she walked into the party, she said ‘Mommy, I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time!’” Coco exclusively told In Touch in November 2021“Every detail of the party is hidden from her until she walks in the day of [the party].”

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic back in 2020, Chanel’s bash was limited to a small guest list at the time. 

“This year’s celebration for Chanel’s party was a tad different, and [we] had a week to prepare,” Coco explained on Instagram about planning the event. “[Because] of the current situation (COVID), we had a much smaller group than we normally do, but we still made it happen.”

The proud mom noted it was a “doll surprise theme” with a “built-in Chanel salon” and photo booth. “I think she was definitely surprised,” continued Coco. “After months and months of telling her this party may not happen, and somehow, we pulled it off.”

The party from the year before was even bigger.  Coco shared some of the details with In Touch, and we have to say, her party was fit for a princess.

“I always tell people I wish I could just be one of those parents [who are] like, ‘OK, let’s go to Chuck E. Cheese’ and not worry about the hoopla with it,” the blonde beauty joked in November 2019. “Since day one, she’s had such fabulous parties,” she said, adding people now expect each party to be bigger and better than the last.

“I mean, I’m celebrating her birthday like a 16-year-old celebrates their sweet 16. I’m celebrating it like that at 2 and 3. I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do when she actually gets to 16,” she laughed. “Maybe do a birthday in a hot air balloon or something!”

The Ice Loves Coco alum shared that the party’s theme is always a major factor. “It has to be fabulous,” she acknowledged. “Like I said, I wish I could just go down the street and go to Chuck E. Cheese. Yeah, well, no. I don’t think that can happen. It just wouldn’t sit well with me.”

Since Chanel’s birthday often lands on Turkey Day, the famous family gets creative to make sure they celebrate Thanksgiving and Chanel to the fullest extent. A birthday cake is always on their Thanksgiving table and maybe even some candles in the turkey.

Coco admitted her daughter might have what it takes to be the next big child star. “I see her personality. That’s where it’s kind of going automatically. She likes to perform. She likes to act out for you,” the proud mom gushed. “She likes to be a comedian in your eyes. She likes to sing and dance. And that’s kind of what ‘star’ entails, you know, they want to be that shining light.”

Ice-T and Coco have been married since December 2005 and they welcomed their only child together, Chanel, in 2015. Over the years, the parents haven’t been afraid to stand up to critics that comment on their parenting choices. In July 2021, the reality star mom shut down critics who are against her continuing to breast-feed their daughter when she was 5 years old.

“Chanel still likes my boobs,” the model told Us Weekly at the time. “It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child … Why take that away from her? … If she doesn’t want it, all right, that’s where you stop it. But I’m not just going to say no.”

One month later in August, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actor chimed in to defend his longtime love’s choice to breast-feed their daughter. “News Flash! We feed Chanel FOOD … She just likes to suck moms boob every now and then … Me Too!!!” Ice-T tweeted.

Scroll through the gallery below to see Chanel grow up from a baby to a little lady.

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