Laura Giaritta Biography
|Date of Birth:||1970 , October-18|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Married to||Vanilla Ice|
|Children||KeeLee Breeze Van Winkle, Dusti Rain Van Winkle|
Laura Giaritta is an American woman who owns a sports shop in Florida. She is famous as an ex-wife of rapper Robert Matthew Van Winker who is known by his stage name Vanilla Ice. She runs a sports shop that goes by the name, "2 The Xtreme" in Miami, Florida since 1996.
Early Life and Career of Laura Giaritta
Laura Giaritta was born on October 18, 1970, in the United State of America. Her father name is Thomas Giarritta and mother name is Elaine Giaritta. She has an older sister Renee Giarritta. Laura likes to keep her early childhood life and education a secret from the public.
Laura Giaritta is an American businesswoman who runs a sports shop "2 The Extreme." She is not known to be involved in any other profession and she has been earning a good sum of money through the sports shop. Her ex-husband is a former rapper who has started working in reality TV series instead of continuing his career as a rapper.
Laura Giaritta's Net Worth
Laura Giaritta runs a sports shop in Florida through which she earns a good sum of money. Giaritta's net worth is still under review as of 2018. Meanwhile, her ex-husband Vanilla has an estimated net worth of around $18 million.
Laura also owns two cars which she has shared on her Twitter.
— Laura VanWinkle (@JUSTFINFAB) January 14, 2017
Laura is living in their old marital home in the Versailles development which is few miles south in Wellington. Vanilla bought that house in 2005 for $716,000. Vanilla is living in a $1.2 million house in the Hunt that is located in the Palm Beach City of Lake Worth.
Laura Giaritta Personal Life
Talking about Laura Giaritta's relationship status, she is unmarried. Giaritta is not known to be dating any man at present. However, she was in a long-term marital relationship with her ex-husband Vanilla Ice.
On July 4, 1994, Laura Giaritta and Vanilla Ice met each other at a party which was after Vanilla Ice's career took a nose dive and he was trying to re-brand himself and create a new image with a funk-inspired rap sound.
On March 30, 1997, Giaritta got married to Vanilla Ice in a wedding ceremony at their Star Island mansion in Miami Beach.
A year after their marriage, the couple gave birth to their first daughter Dusti Rain Van Winkle in 1998 and their second daughter, KeeLee Breeze Van Winkle was born in 2000. The former is studying Bachelor of Science in Entertainment business at Full Sail University. Years after their marriage, their relationship started to turn cold. They even celebrated their 20th anniversary, however, it didn't work for them and they finally separated in 2011.
Vanilla has been arrested multiple times for assaulting his wife Laura. When Vanilla was in Palm Beach County jail, Laura attended family therapy sessions. She even accused Vanilla of not being a good father to his daughters and said the father and the daughters weren't close enough as they should be.
Laura filed for divorce from her husband Vanilla in 2016 on her 46th birthday around 24 years after their marriage. In the court papers, Vanilla asked the court for the 50/50 custody of their daughters. Laura even asked for alimony saying she spent most of her life supporting Vanilla to foster his career and rearing their kids, however, Vanilla denied the alimony deal straightaway saying she is capable of doing everything herself.
Once, there was a rumor that Laura cheated on her husband with a cast member of the rapper's popular DIY Network show, The Vanilla Ice Project.
— Laura VanWinkle (@JUSTFINFAB) October 6, 2018
The couple's divorce is yet to be finalized. Sometimes, Laura takes to her Twitter saying she wants her divorce to be settled as soon as possible. Once she mentioned her ex-husband's name on her tweet writing she wanted him to sign the divorce paper soon.
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