When it comes to the length of a marriage in modern life, the popular belief is they simply do not last. The minority that does, you don’t expect them to come from celebrity marriages where one half has to deal with the controversy and pressure of the famous life, and you certainly don’t expect to see it from a hip-hop icon whose professional culture emphasizes on these temptations. Yet, that is what Ice Cube has had with his wife, Kimberly Woodruff.
Kimberly Woodruff is not as famous as her husband and perhaps that has helped build a balance in their relationship, whatever might be responsible for the long marital life, it is very impressive to see it come out of an institution where it is least expected from.
Learn more about Kimberly Woodruff and her marriage to the hip hop icon below.
Kimberly Woodruff: Biography & Age
Kimberly Woodruff was born on the 23rd of September, 1970, in California, one year after her husband was born. Beyond this, there isn’t much to say about Kimberly Woodruff when it comes to her personal life outside of her relationship with Ice Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson Snr. The little we know about her seems to be limited to her relationship with her loving husband. It is a reality that is both a manifestation of Kimberly Woodruff’s commitment to supporting her husband behind the scenes and letting him have all the attention and the public’s lack of interest in the life of less famous partners of famous people.
There is nothing about her parents, nor is there information about her upbringing or the existence of siblings. We do however know she went to college because that is where she met the love of her life, Ice Cube.
Through the financial empowerment her relationship with Ice Cube has given her, Kimberly Woodruff is a recognized philanthropist who affects her community by contributing to charity works.
Relationship with Ice Cube
One place where an abundance of information exists when it comes to the life of Kimberly Woodruff is her relationship with Ice Cube. She became an object of interest to the rest of the hip hop community and those who are fans of the rapper-actor when they got married on the 26th of April, 1992.
According to reports and the story as told by Ice Cube himself, the couple had met in College and he was smitten by the sheer physical beauty that Kimberly Woodruff possessed. It was this physical attraction to her that pushed him to talk to her but she showed no interest at first.
The initial lack of interest led both of them to part ways only to meet again six months after, during which time Kimberly Woodruff was more receptive to the words and ideas of Ice Cube. They began dating in 1988 and after two years of being together, got engaged in 1991 and eventually headed to the altar on the 26th of April, 1992.
The couple had their first child before they headed to the altar; their son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., was born a year before they tied the knot. The couple have gained attention for the love and support they have shared, particularly from Kimberly to Ice Cube who has faced several controversies in his professional career, including from law enforcement. Her support and love through all those difficult periods have shown that there is genuine love between the two of them.
He proposed to her again after they hit 20 years of marriage in further confirmation of their love and affection for each other.
Kimberly Woodruff and Ice Cube’s family is now one of the most admired families in Hollywood. Their longtime relationship has brought forth five children; their first child, O’Shea Jackson Jr. was born on the 24th of February 1991. He has now gone on to star in films like his father, including the critically acclaimed Straight Outta Compton and Ingrid Goes West.
The second child, Darrell Jackson, was born in 1992 on the 29th of December; and their third, Kareema, was born on the 17th of February 1994. In 1995, specifically on the 27th of November, the couple welcomed another child into the world and they named him Shareef Jackson. Their last child and daughter, Deja Jackson, was born on an unknown date.