In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Coco Austin reveals that she and husband Ice-T have decided not to have a second baby. “I think this is my one and only,” Coco, 38, says of her 2-year-old daughter, Chanel Nicole. “I only wanted one child.”
The family’s busy life is another factor: “The fact that we travel so much, it’s already hard with one kid and a dog, so I’m good for now.” However, she does see more pets in her future. “I’d much rather have a lot of dogs!” Coco adds. “They fill my heart.”
Despite not wanting any more kids, Coco does credit her daughter for her figure — even if her body is not at the top of her priority list. "I call Chanel my human liposuction! I was a lot bigger, then when I got pregnant with her she sucked the fat out of me," she shared. "I was like, 'What the heck? I need to be pregnant my whole life!' Then when I had her, that's when the weight came back on. It easily came on faster — but now that I'm a mom I don't [worry] so much about being in shape."
She continued, "It's weird because you change. Your mentality changes so much and you think, 'I don't need it as much. I'm a mother. I don't need to have zero percent fat.' I'm more about being relaxed and comfortable, and for the holidays, you gotta just eat. You shouldn't be on a diet or counting calories — you're just not a happy person. I love food. After the holidays just start slow. When I turned 30 years old, I never did cardio in my life, and started to need it and once I did I started losing more fat. I had to hit the treadmill a little more — but it's a must-have after you hit 30. Even if you just walk around the block."
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