The unlikely duo dated in 1991, when Madonna was 33 and he was 24 and at the top of his music career. Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, told News of the World via Digital Spy that while it was exciting to be with an older woman and that Madonna was a great lover, he felt totally betrayed when she published photos of him, along with her in compromising positions with other men, in her book Sex.
“I broke up with her after she printed that book because I was hurt to be an unwitting part of this slutty package,” he said. “It was disgusting and cheap. We were in a relationship, yet it looked like she was screwing all these other people.”
“I thought she was taking pictures and running round naked because she was like that. Then when the book came out I was so embarrassed and ashamed. It was a porno. She threw me in like I was a product off a shelf, and I didn’t appreciate it. That was it, and I ended it. She said she didn’t have sex with these men, but it looked like she was.”
Perhaps he had never heard of Madonna before? It’s not like they met in church. She kinda already had a reputation.
These days Vanilla Ice is keeping himself busy with a couple of gigs, including the UK reality competition Dancing on Ice and his home renovation show The Vanilla Ice Project, showing his complete rehab of a South Florida mansion.