Laura Giaritta was born on 18th October 1971 in USA to Thomas and Elaine Giaritta. She discovered fame after her marriage to the television star and rapper Robert Mathew Van Winkle, who goes by the stage name Vanilla Ice. He is known for his hits ‘Play that Funky Music’ and ‘Ice Ice Baby’.
How Did Laura Giaritta Meet Her Ex-Husband?
Laura and Vanilla first met in the year 1995 when he was going through a rough patch in his life. Both his career and past relationship were crumbling. Their paths crossed at that time and he fell in love with her before long. They married two years later on 30 March 1997 in Star Island Mansion in Miami Beach, Florida, in the presence of friends and family.
Laura Giaritta Dating History And Marriage Details
For a few years, they enjoyed marital bliss before fissures appeared in their relationship. There were reports of even domestic violence and physical abuse, which eventually led to their separation. They became the parents to two daughters, Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze.
Laura accused Vanilla of not being a good father and in 2016, she filed for divorce after 24 years of their marriage.Neither parties seemed to reach a consensus and the divorce dragged for quite some time.She asked for full custody of their girls and also wanted alimony, which Vanilla refused. It was rumoured that Laura was having an affair with one of Vanilla’s cast members from The Vanilla Project, a DIY show. But she refuted these claims and accused Ice concealing property worth millions.
For a long time, Laura wanted to drop the title of the wife of Vanilla Ice, but was too afraid to do it. She even claimed that Ice stopped being supportive after the birth of their second daughter. According to her, she brought up the girls on her own. In 2001, Laura was subjected to physical abuse. The court ordered both of them to go for family therapy. However, the abuses again started in 2004 and 2008, and yet she carried on with the humiliating relationship.
The divorce battle heated up in 2018 to a point where Laura had to file a restraining order against him. She alleged that Vanilla had sold and transferred few of his assets to his own company, Van Rap Ltd. He was in no mood to share his fortune with his estranged wife. They finally signed the divorce papers in 2019.
Today, Laura Giaritta has become a successful businesswoman and the owner of the sports brand ‘2
The Extreme’. Laura’s eldest daughter is 21and studying Bachelor of Science in the entertainment business at Full Sail University.The younger sibling was born in 2000 and lives in Florida.
Laura Giaritta Net Worth
Laura Giaritta’s net worth is estimated to be around $10–$12 million. She has turned 50 this year and is a self-made woman who lives in a beautiful house located in the Palm Beach City of Lake Worth. Back when she was with Vanilla, he helped her set the sports business up. She received $110k monthly as spousal support during divorce proceedings. Furthermore, she earns around $10,000 per month from her business.