Ice-T and Coco
Ice-T and Coco Austin have been married since 31 December 2001Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

After 14 years of marriage, Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin have confirmed they are expecting their first child.

Confirming the news on Twitter, model and businesswoman Austin stated that she and her rapper-turned-actor husband are "excited" to welcome the new addition to their family.

Alongside a photo of her small baby bump, Austin tweeted:

Although it will be the first child for Austin, 36, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actor Ice-T is already father to daughter LeTesha Marrow and son Tracy Marrow Jr. The 57-year-old also has two grandchildren.

Austin and Ice-T, real name Tracy Marrow, will be starring in their own talk show, which is set to air on Fox on 3 August.

The former model has made no secret of her desire to start a family with the NWA rapper, telling E! Online in 2012: "There's a lot of peer pressure for me.

"It's not just my family that's giving it, it's the world...When the time's right, I will. I feel like I'm still young and I have time."

Ice-T chimed in: "At the end of the day, it's Coco's call. She puts in the order and I can do the deed."

Austin also told In Touch in 2014: "Ice and I are very organised. We keep a list of what we need to do, and right now having a baby is next on the life list!

"I'm prenataling it with vitamins and everything to get my body prepared. I always told myself that when I turned 35, I would start thinking about a baby."

The couple married on 31 December 2001 and gave fans an insight into their marriage through their reality show Ice Loves Coco, which finished in 2013.