Rachel Maddow: Ice T and Coco Demonstrate 'Good Relationship Behavior'

April 25, 2012 By:
Rachel Maddow: Ice T and Coco Demonstrate 'Good Relationship Behavior'

Political commentator and host of her very own MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow is a lot of things - opinionated, a scholar, collected - but a fan of reality television?

On her show Wednesday, Wendy Williams brought up a peculiarity on Maddow’s twitter account. Rachel Maddow follows Ice T and Coco.

“People are like oh, you just wrote a book about the military and your show’s about politics and everything,” Maddow told Wendy Williams. “And I’m like yeah, but Ice loves Coco.”

Maddow went on praising Ice T and Coco for setting a model for “good relationship behavior” in a way that doesn’t make anyone feel bad.

Comparing the relationship of the reality stars to the “family values” presented in politics based on accusing others, she feels that Ice and Coco’s relationship is built simply on affection.

“He adores her. She adores him. They support each other,” said Maddow.

A rep for Ice T and Coco has yet to speak with Hollyscoop about their feelings on the endorsement.

Maddow’s own relationship life is rooted in a somewhat rocky past.

The 17-year-old future television host and then Stanford student unintentionally came out as a lesbian to her parents when the news was written up in a copy of the school’s newspaper that they received in the mail.

Feeling eager to tell the world about her feelings, Maddow had posted letters in bathroom stalls for her classmates to read. Stanford’s newspaper picked up the story and leaked it before Maddow had a chance to tell her parents in person.

Despite the mix-up, her parents have been supportive of Maddow and her career.

Maddow splits her home life between New York and Western Massachusetts with artist and partner Susan Mikula.

When she’s not busy at work, she’s watching TV.