"I want [people] to think of me as a better person — not the wild Coco," Coco Austin tells PEOPLE Now

February 09, 2017 01:35 PM


Coco Austin knows she has given off a bit of a “wild” vibe in her past. But now that she’s a mom, she sees herself in a completely different light.

“I think I’m a better person,” the former Ice Loves Coco star, 37, tells PEOPLE Now of how she has grown since she gave birth to daughter Chanel Nicole, 14 months.

She adds, “It’s weird because I feel like a totally different Coco — a more mature Coco.”

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Along with having a fresh new outlook on the person she has become in light of her mini-me daughter, the wife of Ice T is hoping that as she has evolved, others’ opinions of her have followed suit.

“[Before] I was kind of wild and crazy and didn’t really care about what people think,” she continues.

“Now I do care what people think, and I want them to think of me as a better person, not the wild Coco. I want them to see me as the mother Coco, and that I’m a good person at heart.”

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Austin reveals that between herself and her husband, she is more likely to pamper Chanel, be the stricter parent and change her baby girl’s diapers.

But one thing neither she nor Ice T do is indulge in “baby talk” with their daughter.

“We talk to her like adults,” Austin says. “We don’t do that baby talk.”

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