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Vanilla Ice’s wife of nearly 20 years files for divorce

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Vanilla Ice and estranged wife Laura Giaritta are not too legit to quit their tumultuous marriage.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:52 AM

Yo, Vanilla Ice’s wife is ready to kick it — without him.

The “Ice Ice Baby” rapper’s wife Laura (Giaritta) Van Winkle filed for divorce from the rapper on Tuesday after nearly 20 years of marriage, TMZ reports.

The pair — who tied the knot in 1997 — has a documented volatile past. In 2001 and 2008, Vanilla Ice, born Robert Van Winkle, was arrested on domestic battery charges for abusing his wife.

The couple has reportedly been separated for a few years, but Laura is just now making it official, according to TMZ.

Vanilla Ice plans to ‘ride out’ Hurricane Matthew in his Fl. home

Rapper Vanilla Ice performs for fans at a game between the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans in 2013.

Rapper Vanilla Ice performs for fans at a game between the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans in 2013.

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Ice, 48, and Laura have two teenage daughters together, Dusti, 18, and KeeLee, 16. The family resides in Wellington, Fla., where Vanilla Ice recently made headlines for saying he would ride out Hurricane Matthew at home despite evacuation instructions.

Vanilla Ice recently competed on the current season of “Dancing with the Stars” with pro partner Witney Carson. The pair was eliminated in week 4.

The music artist rose to fame in the late 80’s/early 90’s with mainstream hits like “Ice Ice Baby” and “Play that Funky Music.” Since his departure from music, the star has rode out his fame by hosting TV shows and appearing on reality series like “The Vanilla Ice Project” and “The Surreal Life.”

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