Vanilla was born as Robert Matthew Van Winkle in Dallas, Texas, on October 31, 1967.
His mother’s name is Camilla Beth Dickerson while his father is not known.
Vanilla dated the famous singer Madonna for 8 months in the year 1990.
However, their relationship didn’t go beyond that as they did not marry or have any kid/s together. The once famous musician later met Laura Giaritta in 1995 and they fell head-over-heels in love with each other and decided to tie the nuptial cord, thus, they got married in 1997.
As he was performing in nightclubs, he was also writing songs and by 1989, his first album which featured his first hit song titled which did not fall short of the success of his first work.
However, his success came with questions of people asking about his background and all that sort of questions which he hadn’t disclosed at that time.
Well, his story is not entirely a sad one, some of his hit songs are still very much loved till today and at least, he should be given credit for that.
Here is all there is to know about Vanilla Ice’s bio, wife and kids, net worth and body statistics.Hip-hop affected Van Winkle at an early age, as he said “It’s a very big passion of mine because I love poetry.I was just heavily influenced by that whole movement and it’s moulded me into who I am today.”By his teenage years, Robert had perfected his break dance moves which led to his friends who were mostly blacks nicknaming him ‘ice’ because he knew how to perform the ice move excellently.He was also given another nickname ‘vanilla’ because he was the only one amongst his friends who wasn’t black. His stellar performance caught the attention of City Lights nightclub owner Tommy Quon who offered him an opportunity to perform regularly in his club.This was a win-win for both parties as Vanilla was already drawing attention to himself and the club provided him an audience he could perform to regularly.Lets mention here that in his younger years, he actively participated in motorsports and was said to have won two championships.