Who Is Laura Giaritta? Everything About Vanilla Ice’s Ex-Wife

Laura Giaritta is a businesswoman by profession and the owner of a sporting goods store 2 The Xtreme. But despite a decent accomplishment in the business world, she is more recognized in the media as the ex-wife of an American rapper Vanilla Ice.

She recently ended her 20 years long marriage with her husband in a nasty divorce and is apparently leading a beautiful life. Besides, she is also a mother of two daughters with the rapper.

Well, what about her parents? Here is everything about her from her career, relationship, and her net worth in 2020.

Laura Giaritta Bio: Early Life, Parents, Siblings

The ex-wife of popular rapper, Laura Giaritta, aka Laura Van Winkle, was born on October 18, 1970, in the United States. As of 2020, she is 50 years of age. A white-American Laura’s zodiac sign is Taurus.

Laura With Her Mother Elaine And Sister Renee
Laura With Her Mother Elaine And Sister Renee

Talking about her parents, she was born to father Thomas Giaritta and mother Elaine Giaritta. Like any daughter, she shares a great relationship with both her dad and mom.

Likewise, Laura also has a sibling, an older sister named Renee. In fact, she has even posted a few photos of her sister on her social media.

Laura Giaritta Married Life With Vanilla Ice

Like we mentioned above, Laura was married in the past to rapper Vanilla Ice, aka Robert Matthew Van Winkle. The couple tied the knot on March 30, 1997. The wedding ceremony was held at Star Island mansion in Miami Beach, two days after they acquired their marriage license.

Laura Giaritta With Her Ex-Husband Vanilla Ice
Laura Giaritta With Her Ex-Husband Vanilla Ice

Laura and Ice met back in 1994 at a party on July 4th. It was back when Ice had just made it into the music industry and was still trying to rebrand his image as a funk-inspired rap sound.

She Supported Her Husband In The Lowest Phase in His Career

As we said, Ice and Laura met when Vanilla was still trying to break into the industry. And Laura proved to be a huge support to Vanilla.

In fact, Giaritta was there by his side when his 1994 album named Mind Blowin’ which was his attempt to revive his career tragically tanked. While the album didn’t find success, the failure led him to depression and he attempted suicide with a drug overdose.

But fortunately, Laura who came into his life during the time proved to be a blessing for him. Well, soon after their first meeting, they began dating, which eventually ended in a marriage.

Filed For Divorce In 2016

Though Laura’s marriage had a smooth start, things did not go as smooth in the long run. In fact, she had to face a lot of troubles in her marriage.

Just a few years into the marriage, she accused her spouse of domestic violence in 2001. Again in 2004 and 2008, he was arrested for battery but the charges were dropped later in both cases.

Well, finally Laura filed for divorce from Vanilla in 2016, in Palm Beach County, Florida, on her 46th birthday. Their divorce was finalized three years later in November 2019, ending their two-decades-long marriage.

She even announced her divorce on her Twitter account on November 13, 2019. Check out the post here.

Laura Giaritta Children

From her marital relationship with Vanilla Ice, Laura has two daughters Dusti Rain Van Winkle and KeeLee Breeze Van Winkle. While her elder daughter Dusti was born in 1998, their second child KeeLee was born in 2000.

Moreover, Dusti is a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Unfortunately, details about KeeLee’s education is not revealed.

Laura Has Two Children With Ex-Husband Vanilla Ice
Laura Has Two Children With Ex-Husband Vanilla Ice

As a star kid, both her daughters a pretty popular in the media and also on Social media. They even share a great relationship with both Laura and Vanilla.

As for a fact, both Dusti and KeeLee are dating. While Dusti currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, KeeLee lives in Wellington, Florida.

Net Worth

As a businesswoman, Laura makes a decent sum of money. Besides, she gathered a huge amount from her divorce settlement from Ice. As per the reports, she receives a monthly alimony payment of $10,500 from her ex-husband.

Further, she also received $110,000 in compensation for what Ice failed to pay during the proceedings. Along with this, she also received $200,000 for all the legal bills.

Apart from this, she also received a huge part of Ice’s real estate assets and other properties.

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