Where Are They Now: Darlene Ortiz (Ice T’s Ex)

Her name is Darlene Ortiz. But 20 years ago, she was known simply as “Darlene”.

All Darlene ever did to earn her spot in the annals of Hip Hop history was pose half naked for the cover of her husband’s 2nd studio album.

Darlene’s image on the cover of Ice T’s 1987 album “Power” propelled sales of the album through the roof. Her curves earned her praise from men and women alike.

Twenty years later, Darlene reenacted her infamous album pose for KING magazine. From the photos, we see that Darlene, now in her 40s, still has it. Video models today with their super sized man-made parts look like cartoon caricatures in comparison to Darlene from back in the day. She was perfect.

There’s not a video model out today who can measure up to the Darlene of 1987 — and she wasn’t even black!


33 Responses to “Where Are They Now: Darlene Ortiz (Ice T’s Ex)”

  1. 1

    she looks better older than younger

  2. 2
    ChokLitFactory says:

    She looks good 4 being in her 40s!! Wow

  3. 3
    AlwaysSweet says:

    She looks a whole lot better than that blow up plastic barbie doll he has now.

  4. 4
    ms.kimba412 says:

    Dang! I’d forgotten all about Darlene.

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    DivineBrown says:

    Dayum…she was really killin’ em in that old album cover!


    I’m trying to keep from soundin’ “funny”…all I will say is, I HATE HER! LMAO

  6. 6
    Mz_Magnificent1 says:

    Very true AlwaysSweet…I do know how he could leave Darlene for the trash he has now.

    She still got it…go on gyrl lol!

  7. 7
    Mz_Magnificent1 says:

    What is with me and the typos today???!!! I meant to say I DON’T know how he could leave Darlene for the trash he has now.

    SHEESH…my bad guys lol.

  8. 8

    You know a picture of Ice T and his latest acquisition was in a magazine we were looking at the other day and we wondered what ever happened to his first wife.

  9. 9
    Charles says:


  10. 10
    bloggergirlz says:

    i recently read an article about her…i know a few guys who say she is definitely a MILF ;)

  11. 11
    bklynchick says:

    She looks really good. She actually looks better now. Ice T should of stayed with her instead of that trashy coco.

  12. 12
    sali says:

    she looks better now then she did when she was younger and lord knows she looks way better then Ice T’s current wife

  13. 13
    kwallace577 says:

    darlene. who could forget DARLENE? my cousin had 1987 pose as a poster in his room.

    when he got married 5 years ago he STILL has it in his den (his wife doesn’t care…) he got rid alot of his bachelor posters… but THAT one he kept. LMBAO.

    there IS no poster of coco fake azz anywhere to be found….

  14. 14
    Certified says:

    OMG…she looks amazing. I’m loving her at 40!

  15. 15
    mizzdallas says:

    wow! she aged gracefully!!

  16. 16
    keely107 says:

    Dang, get it girl. 40 is the new 30’s right?

  17. 17

    that Bit*h is BAD …I HOPE I LOOK LIKE THAT AT 40

  18. 18
    shannon04 says:

    40??? man this chick is still looking good.

  19. 19
    Sharonda says:

    Ice T let her go..for Coco :?

    Ice T you a fool for that!Lol

  20. 20
    KaraZ says:

    Wait she is the mother of his son right? Look at her toned abs, meanwhile you have 21yr olds who haven’t had a kid with about 15 rolls on their bellies.
    Her body is ridiculous though, even with the little extra that she has…wow.

  21. 21
    candycane says:

    She still has it body wise, I thought she looked kinda old on the pic and was thinking dayum I dont remember her looking that old.

    THENNNNN, I read it’s an updated pic and the orginal is below, ok I’m slow but I got it now

    I remember my males friends used to drool over that cover, it was a MAJOR topic back then.

  22. 22
    iscream says:

    Funny how a woman who is on the magazine cover half naked (she looks better than I do & I’m nowhere near 40.. Go girl!) gets all this praise yet a woman who lost her kid gets beat down for being with a thug. Isn’t Ice T a “thug”. @ least he claims to have been.

    Sorry I had to say it. Those comments really pissed me off. I’m letting it go now.

    Uh Sandra is this a crush of yours…..?

  23. 23
    iyonah says:

    @ iscream – don’t apologize you are entitled to your own opinion.

    @ karaz – she has a HAWT body … for real.

  24. 24
    MzTee says:

    She looks damn good. I hit 40 this year and sistagirl is giving me motivation to step my game way the hell up!

  25. 25
    ReadTheBlog says:

    She’s still got it…I wonder if Ice T is sick about it, being with that blow up doll of his he’s got now?

  26. 26
    2thick4u says:

    First of all what does not being Black has anything to do with how beautiful this woman is?

    I am 23 years old, I don’t remeber the old album cover but she was beautiful and fine then as she is now.

    Being beautifully shaped has nothing to do with skin tone.

    Please stop referring everything back to race.

    (steps away from the computer and proceed to do more crunches)!!!!

  27. 27
    ELove says:


  28. 28
    miamore73 says:

    I think she looks better now than she did then. GOOD FOR HER!!! She looks better than that fake ass Jessica (Roger Rabbit Dame) he’s with now.

  29. 29
    2bme says:

    damn..off to the gym i go…

  30. 30
    dblaq says:

    Whew, I don’t know what I would do if I had a fine ass baby momma like her. I think I would have to reconcile our difference at least once a month!!

  31. 31
    BK2ATLMAN says:

    She kinda look like that chick that use to be on that Tyra model show, i forgot her name. Ice T can leave Coco and go back to darlene and it would be an upgrade.

  32. 32
    Toi says:

    Dang it, that did it – I’m going walking during lunch!

  33. 33
    MRSJONESK says:

    Good God Almighty that woman body is HAWTTTTTT!!! I really need to step my game up so when I get 40ish I can have a body like this or maybe photoshop will be my best friend!!

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