Coco and Chanel went matchy-matchy to the water park (Picture: @coco, Instagram)
Ice-T’s wife Coco Austin has received criticism for wearing a thong bikini while at a water park with her daughter, but she isn’t paying much attention.
The 43-year-old model took their six-year-old daughter Chanel to the Baha Bay Water Park in the Bahamas as the family enjoyed an early summer holiday over Memorial Day Weekend.
Coco and Chanel brought along matching wardrobes as they were pictured posing in similar bikinis, with the model donning a two-piece pink bikini including thong knickers, while Chanel wore a child-friendly version.
The two struck sassy poses as they hung out by one of the attractions at the water park, before Coco – real name Nicole Austin – took a topless selfie while laying on her front.
Some slammed Coco’s revealing choice of bikini, with one reportedly commenting on the Instagram post: ‘A bit much around all the kids now Coco…’
Another added: ‘You think it’s okay for kids to be exposed to such indecent swimsuits? Only weird people think this is ok.’
Coco was unapologetic about their swimwear choices and said they’ve been matching since Chanel was born (Picture: @coco, Instagram)
Coco and Ice-T took Chanel to a water park in the Bahamas (Picture: @coco, Instagram)
Coco is a former swimwear model and known for her racy photos (Picture: @coco, Instagram)
One critic also fumed: ‘I agree, I think this is horrid. Please be appropriate around small children.’
However, others saw nothing wrong with Coco’s choice of swimwear and supported the mum-of-one.
‘I love the relationship it’s goals don’t let the haters ever slow y’all down,’ one fan weighed in.
Ice-T and Coco often shoulder criticism for their parenting choices, including allowing Chanel to use a pushchair aged six (Picture: @coco, Instagram)
One supporter said: ‘I think it’s fantastic!!! And so are the two of you.’
‘Love all your swim suits you are wearing,’ another added rather pointedly at the naysayers.
Another commented: ‘She’s in a bikini in the Bahamas. Why should she have to adjust her clothing because there are kids?’
Coco herself seemed determined to ignore the critics, and captioned the post: ‘People ask if we’ll ever get sick of matching… the answer is no!! We both love it too much been doing since Chanel was born.’
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It comes days after Coco received further backlash over a photo showing Chanel sitting in a pushchair, which many deemed to be inappropriate given the youngster’s age.
Coco married rapper Ice-T, 64, in 2002 after several years of dating and welcomed Chanel in 2015. He is also father to two older children from previous relationships.
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