When the show Ice Loves Coco premiered last year I was prepared to watch in mock horror. I just assumed that they would both say such ridiculously scripted, stupid and offensive things that the show would be fun to watch. However, rather than coming off as a dysfunctional couple grasping for straws of attention, they came off as surprisingly normal. In fact I found the episode almost too mundane to watch.
Where was the trashiness, the spontaneous rapping, the scandalous on-set stories of Law & Order:SVU cast orgies? Nowhere on Ice Loves Coco.
Now they’re gearing up for season two, airing this Sunday at 10:30 on E!, and they’re discussing starting a family. During the premiere episode, Coco goes to the doctor for high blood pressure.
Coco’s elevated blood pressure puts the couple’s plans for having a baby on hold. “It’s not good for the baby, it’s not good for the pregnancy, it’s not good for you, it’s dangerous … We have to get this under control before you start planning a family,” the doctor tells them.
While my immediate thoughts were: “WHAT!? The woman who posts thongs photos of herself on Twitter wants to be a mom?!?” I then remembered my reaction to the one episode I watched of Ice and Coco last year. Maybe they could be parents after all. Sure their public personas, especially Coco’s, are a little controversial — but that doesn’t mean they’re not allowed to start a family. In fact, they could be wonderful parents.
That’s not to say that Coco’s photos won’t haunt their children’s brains the first time they discover Google and that’s not to say that Ice’s choice to change his name from Tracy Marrow to Ice-T won’t embarrass them. But that’s what parents do, right? Embarass us, haunt our minds with their horrible choices. (I’ve been with my Mom to Chicos enough time to have images burned into my brain that I can’t get out. So much “funky” jewelry!)
Then again, with the exception of walking into a middle dance when I explicitly asked them to wait outside, my parents didn’t do anything embarrassing in a public forum. For example, my mother never tweeted this:
So tell me what YOU think. Will Ice and Coco make good parents? Does their normalness outweight Coco’s thong twitpics? Would you let your kids play with their kids?
(Photo: In The Basement)