Vanilla Ice Booked on Domestic Battery Charge
Rapper Robert Van Winkle has been ordered to stay away from his wife
Rapper Vanilla Ice, born Robert Van Winkle, was arrested Thursday night (April 10) for allegedly pushing his wife in their Florida home, reports TMZ.com.
Van Winkle was booked at 10:42 p.m. by Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies on a charge of domestic battery. Apparently, he had gotten into an argument with his wife Laura and pushed her.
After spending the night in jail, he was ordered by Judge Nancy Perez to stay away from his wife, only contacting her by phone. Contact with their two children must be done through a friend for the time being. With a police escort he is allowed to pick up his belongings from the house.
The Van Winkles were married in 1996. They have two daughters: Dusti Rain and Keelee Breeze.
Vanilla Ice was previously booked on domestic battery in 2004. That same year, he had to pay a fine when his pet wallaroo Bucky and goat Pancho escaped from his home and were picked up by animal control officers.
Never living up to the fame of his "Ice, Ice Baby" days in the '90s, Van Winkle has reemerged as a reality TV personality, beginning by taking on Todd Bridges on "Celebrity Boxing." He then went on to "The Surreal Life," "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge."