Kimberly Woodruff Age 47, Ice Cube's Backbone & Mother To 5 Kids! Explicit Details
49-year-old Rapper Ice Cube shouted-out his wife, Kimberly Woodruff calling her his backbone in one of his recent interviews. The couple had been married for more than 25 years when the Rapper ravished his wife with such claims.
In an age where visibility on social media equates currency and invasion of privacy is a given phenomenon, the California native is master at evading the glamours of social life; leaving not even a single trace of her existence online. Much information about the famous wife, born on 1970 aged 48, is learned either via her husband, Ice Cube or her children. However, her birthday and ethnicity is public knowledge.
Perfect Couple: Kimberly Woodruff and husband O'Shea 'Ice Cube' Jackson attend the premiere of "Den of Thieves" on 17 January 2018 in Los Angeles, California (Photo: Zimbio.com)
Kimberly, who shares the same birthday as the wrestler, Matt Hardy, and late soul singer, Ray Charles (September 23rd) grew up on the West Coast. Her obscure past makes her an enigma. As for ethnicity, both Kim and her husband identify as an African-American.
5 Kids & 25 Years Eclipses Initial Agitation
Ice Cube’s first attempt to sweep her off of her feet didn’t pan out as much as he would’ve liked. Plus, she was in a relationship with another man. 6 months after their initial encounter, they began dating after Kimberly had broken it off her ex-boyfriend. The couple met when she was in college and started dating in 1988.
On February 24, 1991, the wife of a former N.W.A rapper gave birth to their first child O'Shea Jackson Jr. A little over a year later, On April 26, 1992, she married him. Her husband is a renowned face in Hollywood with music hits like hits like Today Was A Good Day and his starring roles in movies like Are We There Yet?, Friday, Barbershop and Ride Along.
Their second child, Darrell was born in 1993, followed by a daughter, Kareem in 1994. When her first son O'shea was just five years of age, she had already given birth to their fourth child, Shareef in 1996. Deja, a girl was their fifth addition, taking their family members to seven.
Her first born, O’Shea is a rapper by the moniker OMG. Following on his father’s footsteps, he made his acting debut by portraying his dad on 2015’s N.W.A biopic flick Straight Outta Compton. He has gone on to feature on movies such as Ingrid Goes West and Den Of Thieves and released a mixtape titled O’Shea: Jackin’ For Beats since then.
Kimberly's Big Family: Kimberly Woodruff with her first four children and husband Ice Cube posing for a picture in an event (Photo: e Celebrity Mirror)
O'Shea also adores his mother a lot and often shares posts dedicated to her on his social sites. On the occasion of the International Women's Day in March 2018, he made a tweet thanking his mother, Kim and stated that without her he would be a knucklehead and would trust everyone. Moreover, he added that without her he wouldn’t appreciate the value of hard work, of love, or himself.
Kim Acted As Ice Cube's Backbone For Years, Huge Net Worth
Having been married in 1992, the couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2017. Despite having spent 25 springs with each other, the only thing that has changed between the couple is their greying hairs and wrinkled skin. Apart from that, love and affection remain the same.
Alexandra Shipp, the actress who portrayed her in Straight Outta Compton championed her and her husband as ‘bestfriends.' Her rapper husband also sang hymns from the same sheet as he thanked his wife for sticking with him for all those years.
Speaking to PEOPLE Now on their 28th marriage anniversary, her chart-topping hitmaker husband said:
“I’m glad she’s stuck with me all this time and not kick me on the curb.”
Cube’s comments aren’t surprising given the 47-year-old has been on her husband’s side through thick or thin: Whether it was during Cube’s fallout with his rap group N.W.A and everything that ensued after the group’s dismantling or his movies flopping badly in his box office or his declining rap career. Whatever be the problem, Ice Cube had Kim as the only constant in his life.
Despite having a famous husband she prefers to keep herself out of limelight except making some appearances on events such as red carpets, movie premieres, and her husband’s music releases. If she wanted she could have bagged some projects for herself in the land of Hollywood as well but she opposed the idea of the limelight and thus hasn't appeared in any Hollywood projects. However, her job at home, taking care of their kids shouldn't be underlooked either. In fact, she has excelled at her job beyond reproach.
Besides that, while her husband was grinding out one Hollywood blockbusters after another and releasing gold-certified albums, she was ‘hands-on’ dealing with his finances. As a result of her continuous dedication at home and as a business associate, Ice Cube has amassed a net worth of $160 million. Considering how they are married for over 25 years, she’s entitled to half his net worth, if not more
Reengaged With Husband Ice Cube
The romantic duo's love for each other was on display to the media when the famous rapper spilled the beans about his and Kimberley's re-engagement, after hitting the 20-year mark together. Speaking with Nova's Fitzy & Wippa in May 2018, he revealed that he first surprised his wife with a new car on their anniversary and had a new ring left on the seats of the car and asked her to get engaged again.
Previously, In an interview with Willie Geist for Sunday TODAY on April 22, 2017, the 22 Jump Street star claimed he wouldn’t be as successful as he’s today without the love and support of his wife, Kimberly Woodruff.
Ice Cube sat down with Sunday TODAY host Willie Geist on April 22, 2017 (Photo: Dateline/NBC News)
The Gangster rapper also credited her with keeping him grounded and level-headed. Similarly, talking to comedian Rickey Smiley, he revealed his secret to a happy marriage is good communication. Further, he added that he likes to hang out with his wife, talk about things, get some coffee and sometimes just understanding where the other person is coming from is helpful to getting along and being happy.
The couple looks perfect at their matching height of Kim being standing at the height of 5 feet 2 inches as well as her husband, Ice Cube stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches respectively.