If you didn’t know, Ice Cube has been one of those responsible for the empire you respect and love. With the huge development of music, film, as well as sports, Ice Cube has been THE legend you should be thanking. While he was expanding the industry we know and love, you knew he wasn’t doing it alone––by his side is his wonderful wife, Kimberly Woodruff-Jackson.
For over 30 years, Ice Cube and Woodruff have been as solid as a rock. However, there really is more to know about the supporting wife of such a successful man, and we’re here to debunk it for you. Behind such a respectable man of culture is an equally wonderful woman.
The two met in 1988, but it wasn’t a fairytale story you were expecting. Ice Cube was in a relationship with someone else and on the other hand, Woodruff didn’t really feel any attraction at first––but Ice Cube did.
“The first thing I thought I was, ‘Wow, she could be your woman,’” he said of the first time he saw her. “The first time we met, she wasn’t feeling me, she was NOT having it. She did not dig me. I think she was in a relationship, so she wasn’t having it. But I ended up seeing her about six months later, and the next time, we had more time to get to know each other. She could feel my vibe and fell in love your with your boy!”
You just knew Ice Cube was full of love not just for the culture, but also for the people around him. When they soon began to become a couple, they became engaged three years later. In April of 1991, they had their first son in O’Shea Jackson Jr., and a year after that, in April of 1992, they got married and eventually followed it up with four more beautiful children.
Woodruff has been doing her best to stay out of the spotlight and just care for her family and loving husband. However, she does attend the events of Ice Cube to show her support––so, really, scratch the spotlight.
“It’s a true partnership. I respect my wife and she respects me. I still get the butterflies when I see her,” he said going into their 25th year as husband and wife. “Romance and sex doesn’t have to fade. I still want her to look at me and say ‘this is the man I still want to be with.’ So have to keep yourself up, your P’s and Q’s and go for what you know.”
As a way to honor their whopping 25th anniversary, Ice Cube proposed yet again to Woodruff and recalled the first time he’s ever proposed to his wife. “I don’t know if it was considered romantic. I had bought her a new car, a BMW 5-series, and when she went to sit in the car, there was a ring sitting on the seat,” he stated.
As reported by the Daily Mail, their secret in maintaining their relationship is communication with a whole lot of being your partner’s best friend as well. “I like to hang out with my wife, talk about things, get some coffee, you know. Sometimes just understanding where the other person is coming from is helpful to getting along and being happy.”