Ice Cube may be considered as one of the toughest men in the industry, but if you peel back the layers, you’ll find that he’s a softie at heart.
He’s created a reputation as a self-proclaimed gangster who fears nothing and no one, someone who is willing to face danger and risk his livelihood for the sake of sticking up for himself. As a result, his public presence emanates ruthlessness and a tough-as-nails resolve, which tends to repel people.
His stubborn personality, on the other hand, enables him to overcome most of life’s greatest challenges with ease and resolve. Take his thirty-year marriage to Kimberly Woodruff, for example. Ice Cube waited calmly and respectfully for his time, despite the fact that they weren’t supposed to be together. When it occurred, he grabbed the bull by the horns and vowed that he would never abandon his lady. Their narrative highlights what it means to share a long-term commitment, one that pushes you to be your best self every day while simultaneously inspiring you to be the best version of yourself.
Let’s take a look at Ice Cube’s relationship with Kimberly and how they’ve been defying expectations for the past thirty years.
Ice Cube and Kimberly didn’t have the easiest of starts. They had their share of ups and downs, just like any other couple, but unlike most couples, they were able to overcome them with ease.
Kimberly met the rapper, who was born O’Shea Jackson, in college. It was a one-sided attraction at first. “She wasn’t feeling me the first time we met; she wasn’t having it,” he explained. She was also in a relationship at the time, so the notion of ditching her partner in favor of an up-and-coming rapper didn’t appeal to her in the least. It wasn’t until six months later that Ice Cube was able to reconcile with her and pursue a romance once more. He was successful this time, and Kimberly welcomed his approaches, gradually opening herself up to him. “She picked up on my vibe and fell for your boy,” the former N.W.A member explained.
They began dating soon after and were engaged three years later. O’Shea Jackson, their first child, was born on February 24, 1991. A year later, on April 26, 1992, they married, and over the next four years, they had three more children. Ice Cube revealed the secret to their long-lasting marriage is nothing more than a genuine “relationship” between the two, adding that he still gets “butterflies” whenever he sees her. You’d think a couple in their fifties would have trouble maintaining the spark, but according to Ice Cube, nothing has changed. The desire is still there, the attraction is as strong as ever, and the bond they have is growing stronger with each passing day.