Ice-T and Coco Austin's only child, daughter Chanel, turned 3 in November — and recently got a new BFF in the family's dog Alexus

By Jen Juneau
January 29, 2019 03:15 PM
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Ice-T is a pretty proud husband, father and dog daddy.

In a sweet snapshot the musician and record producer shared to Twitter on Monday, wife Coco Austin, their 3-year-old daughter Chanel Nicole and the family’s new puppy Alexus are sleeping soundly in the couple’s bed.

Notably, Austin is topless, with her pink-manicured hands crossed over her chest, while Chanel sleeps next to her in just a diaper. Alexus’ apparently favorite snooze spot? Right above the head of her “mom.”

“I wake up every morning with 3 girls … lol,” Ice-T, 60, captioned the picture, hashtagging it, “#TheIceFamily.”

Credit: Ice-T/Twitter

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Ice-T and Coco Austin
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While most reply tweets offered messages of support regarding his “beautiful family,” some fans couldn’t fathom why Ice-T would share the photo due to Austin’s lack of a top.

“What the f— guy,” one user wrote while a second presumably made a since-deleted comment about Austin’s breasts, which Ice-T responded to with, “Lol…. You’re looking hard … PS. Women have nipples … ”

Replying to the first tweet, the father of one wrote, “And may I ask what’s your problem … ?” before posting a standalone tweet that seemingly addressed his critics en masse.

“Everybody have a Great Day … Make your haters Sick. Moovin,” Ice-T quipped.

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The spouses announced the arrival of their new canine family member on social media this month. Alongside a pair of photos on Instagram, Ice-T wrote, “Welcome Princess Alexus … King Maximus has a friend … #EnglishBulldog,” showing off the tiny pup in comparison to his adult dog Maximus.

In follow-up snapshots, Chanel lounged with her arm around a snoozing Alexus.

“So nights in my house just got even more cuter … didn’t know that was possible … Love our new bulldog is precious
#princessAlexus #10weeksold,” wrote Austin, 39.

Alexus’ addition to the family comes a little over two years after they said goodbye to their bulldog Spartacus, postponing Chanel’s first-birthday celebrations until after the couple felt they had properly mourned his death.

“Cuz I’ve been mourning over Spartacus I put Chanel’s Birthday on hold (which was today) I feel I need 2 honor Sparty before a celebration,” Austin tweeted at the time.

On Chanel’s own dedicated Instagram account, a photo of Austin, Spartacus and a sleeping Chanel was posted, along with a touching caption.

“I lost my big brother, Spartacus, today after knee surgery. He was a cuddler and a lover,” the sweet message read. “I had a short time with him here on earth but worth every minute of it.”