Vanilla Ice details ex Madonna’s ‘crazy’ proposal in ’90s
Vanilla Ice is reminiscing on Madonna’s 1990s proposal for the first time.
“Things were going so crazy and fast, man,” the rapper recalled of their whirlwind relationship on the “Just Jenny With Jenny Hutt” podcast Tuesday.
“I was just like, ‘What?! I thought the guy was supposed to [get down on one knee],’” he added. “‘What do you mean? Wait a minute. This is too fast. I’m just getting started here, and I’m way too young for this!’”
The 55-year-old, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, noted, “The more I think about it, the more crazy it was.”
The former couple dated for eight months after meeting in late 1991.
When Vanilla Ice first crossed paths with the Queen of Pop, now 64, he didn’t think the connection was “real” because she was “too old for” him.
“I remember she came back to the dressing room and said hello to me, and she kind of gave me the sexy eyes, and I was like … I must be mistaken on that,” the “Ice Ice Baby” singer said.
He called their romance “weird,” explaining, “I didn’t know what was going on. … My whole life is a snow globe … shaken up.”
As for the end of their relationship, Vanilla Ice claimed that they split over Madonna’s “Sex” book, which was published in 1992.
“I thought it was so slutty. I didn’t want to be a part of it,” he admitted. “I could’ve sued her. I didn’t want to. I was like … ‘You go your way, and I go mine.’”
The “Vanilla Ice Project” host, who called his ex a “legend” later in the interview, moved on with Laura Giaritta. The duo were married from 1997 to 2016 and share daughters Dusti, 25, and KeeLee, 23.
Vanilla Ice went on to welcome daughter Priscilla, 3, with another woman in 2018.
As for Madonna, the Grammy winner has been married twice. She wed actor Sean Penn in 1985 and director Guy Ritchie in 2000.
The “Like a Virgin” singer, who was last romantically linked to model Andrew Darnell, is the mother of six children.
Madonna shares daughter Lourdes, 26, and son Rocco, 22, with Carlos Leon and Ritchie, respectively. She adopted son David, 17, daughter Mercy, 17, and twin daughters Stella and Estere, 10.