On New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), Nicole “Coco” Austin took to social media to celebrate her 23rd anniversary with husband Ice-T. “Here’s to 23 years with this guy! My rock! My diamond in the rough! Love you beyond,” she captioned a photo from their wedding.

On Monday (Jan. 1), Ice-T returned the sentiment with a couple of recent pics, one of which featured another Hip Hop peer. “Coco and I kept it sexy as usual for New Year’s Eve and our 23rd anniversary! [Naughty By Nature’s Treach] and I kept it Gangster,” he stated. “I wish nothing but the BEST for all of you! Stay healthy and make 2024 your year!”

A few months prior, Ice-T opened up to “The Today Show” hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Willie Geist about how he and Coco continue to make their marriage work. “We’re very similar, we match energies, you know? Coco’s the blonde bombshell, I’m the street gangster. If the female energy was transferred over, she would be the gangster and I’d be the bombshell,” he explained. “So we both have this same energy which intimidates people. It makes some people uneasy, and some people love us.”

The legendary rapper-actor continued, “I really dig Coco, she was the right person for me. Coco’s very outrageous. She couldn’t have been happily married to a lawyer or an accountant. She needed to be with somebody who hit red carpets. I needed somebody to understand how outrageous I can be at times. So we work together.”

Back in November 2023, the veteran couple shared heartfelt messages for their daughter, Chanel Nicole Marrow, for her eighth birthday. “I’m happy [and] sad today,” Coco admitted on Instagram. “Do I cry or smile? I don’t know. I remember her moving around in my belly like it was yesterday. I’m so proud of what a beautiful, sweet, loving girl she’s become.”