The Untold Truth About Ice Cube’s Wife Kimberly Woodruff

April 18, 2024
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Who is Kimberly Woodruff?

Kimberly Woodruff is a celebrity and socialite, who gained popularity as the wife of the famous rapper, actor and filmmaker Ice Cube, with whom she has five children. She was born under the Zodiac sign Libra on 26 April 1970, in California, USA, so as of 2021, she’s 51 years old and holds American nationality.

Early life and Family

Nothing is known about her parents and any siblings. She spent most of her life in California, where she developed an interest in sports, namely soccer, basketball and tennis. During her formative years, she dreamed of pursuing a career as a model, and showed very little interest in studying. She struggled in school, but matriculated from a local high school in 1988, following which she opted not to enroll at college, but to find employment.


When it comes to her career, not much is known except that she worked as a waitress prior to meeting Ice Cube. After she gave birth to their first child, she became a housewife, and takes care of the children. Even so, she briefly dipped her toes into the entertainment business; she wrote and directed the short drama movie “Hunger”, starring Tarra Marcelle and Aaron Stein, and made a short appearance in the film, portraying the coffee shop manager.

How did she and Ice Cube meet?

Regarding Kimberly’s dating history, nothing is known about her previous love interests. In a recent interview, Ice Cube talked about the magic moment he saw Kimberly for the first time, saying: “I saw her coming down an escalator, and I was down with my other friend T-Bone.


When I saw her, something automatically went through my head and said: “Either that could be your woman or that should be your woman. We ended up in the same store.”

He also added that at the time, Kimberly showed no interest in him, and was dating someone else. Five months later they met again, and began dating on 5 April 1989.

Marriage and Children

On 24 February 1991, Kimberly gave birth to their first child named O’Shea Jackson Jr. The following year, Ice Cube proposed to Kimberly and the couple officially tied the knot in a private ceremony with close friend and family.

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Talking with the media outlet Daily Mail UK, Ice Cube revealed how he proposed to Kimberly, he said: ” I don’t know if it was considered romantic. I had brought her a new car (a BMW 5-series and when she went to sit in the car, there was a ring sitting on the set.”

During the same year, on 24 December they welcomed the second son, Darrel Jackson, then in February 1994, Kimberly gave birth to the daughter Karima Jackson, and on 17 November 1995, they welcomed their third son named Shareef Jackson. Their fifth child is Deja Jackson, however, her birthdate is unknown.

Unusual for Hollywood marriages, their relationship has survived the test of time and fame, and the couple has been going strong for nearly three decades. Over time, they’ve certainly arisen as the epitome of a perfect relationship, filled with unconditional support and love. Even though she mainly prefers to stay out of the limelight, she’s known to attend red carpet events alongside Ice Cube from time to time.


What is her net worth?

According to sources, her estimated net worth is around $1 million, while her husband’s net worth is reputedly over $160, earned through his lengthy career in the music industry.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Kimberly is 5ft 3ins tall (160cm) and weighs around 120lbs (64kgs). Her natural hair is brown, further adorned with brown eyes. According to some media outlets, during her 20s, 30s and even 40s, she was very active physically, training regularly with a personal trainer at a gym. She still plays tennis and squash with her friends

Regarding her hobbies, she likes to travel, and with her husband has visited various exotic and interesting locations, such as Croatia, Italy and Greece.

Furthermore, she is an avid cat person and has several.

In her free time, she likes to enjoy a good book; her favorite is “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera.

Is she active on social media?

Even though she’s married to one of the greatest hip-hop performers in the world, it appears that she doesn’t like being in the public eye, or sharing her personal and intimate moments on social media, so doesn’t use Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Briefly about Ice Cube

O’Shea Jackson Sr., professionally known as Ice Cube, is a Los Angeles native, born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 15 June 1969. He was raised by Hosea and Doris Jackson alongside his brother and half-sister, who was murdered in 1981. Regarding his unusual stage name, the story goes that once Ice Cube made his brother so mad that he threatened to put him in the freezer until he became an Ice Cube, hence the name.


A versatile performer, artist and entertainer, he launched his musical career at the age of 16, becoming a part of the hip-hop group “N.W.A. Taking the role of the lead rapper and lyricist, Ice Cube and his fellow members Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Arabian Prince, released their debut album “Straight Outta Compton”, which earned praise and financial success.

Ice Cube left the group at the beginning of the ‘90s due to financial disagreements, and launched his solo career with the album “AmeriKKas’ Most Wanted”; it caused controversy and attracted media attention for drawing accusations for misogyny and racism with his affirmation of black nationalism and struggle.

Nonetheless, this album was eventually certified platinum, and ushered in a new era of hip-hop, accelerating its mainstream integration and popularity.

Ice Cube has now released 10 albums, including the critically acclaimed and financially successful “Death Certificate”, “Lethal Injection”, and “The Predator”. His last album entitled “Everything Corrupt” came out in 2018.

In 2016, Ice Cube was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the N.W.A., the rap pioneers that pushed the boundaries of musical and lyrical freedom, and helped differentiate early West Coast hip hop from East Coast rap.

Besides his highly successful career as a rapper, he has bounced between numerous avenues of the entertainment business, also as an actor, filmmaker and producer.


During his career spanning three-decades, he has appeared in over 40 movies, including “Boyz n the Hood”, “Barber Shop”, and “Ride Along”. Ice Cube also produced and starred in the 2015 biographical drama “Straight Outta Compton”, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews, in addition to grossing over $200 million at the box office.

Regarding his notable TV roles and appearances, he starred in the “WrestleMania 21”, “Are You Done Yet?”, and “The Defiant Ones”. His last acting role was in the 2020 comedy-drama movie “The High Note”, starring Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ross. Additionally, he is set to appear in the sports movie “Flints Strong” and comedy film “Last Friday”.

Olivia Wilson

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