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Vanilla Ice arrested for allegedly assaulting wife



Tbdvanillaice041408_2 Vanilla Ice may have been a one-hit wonder in the early '90s, but he must have saved the rest for his wife. Robbie Van Winkle was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday night after his wife Laura called the cops to say the former rapper was beating and kicking her, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The 40-year-old was stopped on his motorcycle around 7:15 p.m. two blocks from the couple's Wellington home. Laura told deputies that she didn't want any media attention but wanted a divorce. Despite what she said during the call, she reneged and claimed her husband had pushed her, resulting in a charge of simple battery.

"He started yelling at me for going out to buy a bedroom set. In front of my daughter," she said, according to the arrest report. "I'm sorry I can't say any more until I talk to an attorney."

Vanilla, meanwhile, said that while they had been arguing since the day before, his wife was bipolar and had thrown a picture frame at him while he was with their 8- and 10-year-old children. Maybe the frame had the gold record for To The Extreme in it.

Today he was ordered by Judge Nancy Perez to stay away from his wife, and was told to only contact her by phone, which implies something was going on. Maybe he was having some Suge Knight flashbacks.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:40am]


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