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Coco Austin Has 'Bittersweet' Emotions As Daughter Chanel Starts 1st Grade

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By Afouda Bamidele on September 8, 2022 at 9:00 PM EDT

Ice-T and Coco Austin's six-year-old daughter, Chanel Nicole Marrow, is officially a first grader!

Since she welcomed her only child, Austin has often shown off how she and Ice-T adore and spoil the little girl, usually causing an online uproar and backlash. That played no part in her action when she uploaded a sweet photo of the six-year-old on Instagram. In fact, the picture seemed to get the attention of fans who gushed over Chanel's fast growth and educational progress.

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Little Chanel Is Now A First Grader!

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In the picture Austin — real name Nicole Natalie Marrow — shared with her three million followers, Chanel is seen sharing a shy smile while donning a white t-shirt, jean jacket, a pair of pink tights, and a matching hair bow that held her dark tresses in place.

The first grader also paired her look with pink sneakers and a sign celebrating her first day of school. The board came with various prompts for Chanel to fill out, including a list of her "favorite things," which included drawing, dancing, and making food.

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Chanel noted that she planned to follow in her father's footsteps by being a "singer" when she grows up via the board. It also included the name of her teacher and school, "awesome!" Her mother opted for a simple caption that read, "My baby……[tears emoji]. Definitely a bitter-sweet day."

She also included the hashtags "#1stdayofschool" and "#1stgrade," to the post, which has nearly seven thousand likes. While some people sent "a happy first day of school" wishes to the first grader, one wrote, "Wow, wonderful handwriting on the little miss Tea." Another commenter told Austin, "coco, she looks adorable she will do incredible," and a third appealed to her not to "cry too much."

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These reactions are the direct opposite of the one the TV personality got when she posted a picture of her annoyed-looking daughter sitting in a stroller during a family vacation in the Bahamas in May. The 43-year-old started the post's caption with, "A stroll through the @atlantisbahamas shops," acknowledging that "Chanel is so over it unless there's something cool to see."

The Blast shared that critics were quick to lash at Austin for allowing her six-year-old to take a ride in the stroller, with one stating, "Isn't she like 6 yrs old! Should she be out of a stroller by now?!" Another critic added, "She looks like she's over being in a baby stroller [laughing emoji]."

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A third commenter stated, "I know she may be your last baby but you have to let her grow up. If anything a wagon is more her age!" I have a 6-year-old smaller than her and she hasn't been in a stroller in years [laughing emoji]. I would hate for your sweet baby to get bullied or something," another user wrote.

Both Austin and her man responded to the "ridiculous" backlash with the 64-year-old rapper tweeting, "MFs ain't got sh*t else to talk about. F 'em all. Smh. Lol."

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In November 2020, The Blast noted that Austin planned to give her fans extra views of her sultry photos by probably joining OnlyFans. The thought process began after the "Difficult People Doctor" star shared sexy pictures from her home, and one follower told her, "It's never too late for an OnlyFans page coco?."

The model immediately responded that she was "Thinking about making one." The response seemed to get her fans going, and they encouraged her to get the OnlyFans page as soon as possible. The unexpected interaction came after Austin and Ice-T — real name Tracy Lauren Marrow — made headlines for defending themselves against divorce allegations.

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Austin attempted to end the rumors when a seemingly concerned fan asked her, "Have you officially moved to Arizona and left your husband? I don't see you or your daughter with him anymore." After telling the fan that the American rapper and actor did not like taking pictures, Austin stated that she had to explain what was happening so people "don't misconstrue things."

The once-divorced celeb then uploaded two snapshots of herself and her husband hanging out days after the divorce speculations began circulating. One image showed the couple with their daughter in Edgewater, New Jersey, as Austin told followers, "this is what really matters."

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