Rapper-actor Ice-T and his pinup-model wife, Nicole "Coco" Austin, are expecting their first child.

"Remember I told u this yr I had LOTS of surprises 4 u?" Austin, 36, tweeted Monday. "1st was my new lingerie line, then the release of new Talkshow," for Fox, "Ice and Coco." "NOW FOR THE BIG NEWS . . I'm pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talkshow which airs Aug 3rd."

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Ice-T, 57, born Tracy Marrow, later tweeted, "We want to say Thank You to everyone for the overwhelming LOVE you are sending us! We appreciate you."

The couple married in January 2002, according to Austin's biography on her official website.