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Coco Austin Praised for Being a Great Mom to Daughter Chanel After Previous Backlash: 'Love Seeing the Bond Between Them'

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Jun. 15 2023, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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In the past, some social media users have expressed their distaste for Coco Austin's parenting choices regarding her and husband Ice-T's daughter, Chanel, but the model's most recent Instagram post has fans singing praises!

On Wednesday, June 14, the blonde bombshell shared photos from a family trip in which the two girls rocked matching pink bathing suits.

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"First day on vacation! 🍹🐠🌴Thank you @sugardollllz for always coming through, keeping Chanel and mines matching flow going!" Austin, 44, captioned the set, which showed the pair posing near the pool and sharing a smooch.

Admirers noticed how happy the 7-year-old looked and left plenty of sweet messages in the comments section.

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"I just love this level of 'mommy and me,'" one Instagram follower wrote, with a second penning, "Mommy and her mini version have a lovely relationship ❤️❤️."

"This is a mama who loves her baby. Every pic is the two of you having a ball," noted another fan. "The transition into motherhood for you has been cool to watch."

"I love seeing the bond between you two," gushed an additional supporter.

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As OK! has reported, the internet hasn't always been so kind to the reality star, as just two months ago, people lashed out after she posted a dancing video that showed Chanel smacking her mom's behind. Just a few months beforehand, Austin received hate for sharing a TikTok that featured the tot twerking.

However, she defended the clip, noting her offspring "loves to joke" and is always trying to make people "laugh."

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She's faced several more controversies over the years, including when she uploaded a video that revealed her daughter, then 6, was bathing in the kitchen sink.

"Wow just Wow! Here we go again! Giving my lil girl a bath in the sink went Viral? SMH!" she wrote in response at the time. "People, you gotta know by now that I’m an unconventional mother. I do what works and is easier on me. Some may want to take some pointers rather than rag on me!"

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Perhaps the mom-of-one's most infamous scandal occurred a few years ago, as she admitted to still breastfeeding her daughter at 5 years old.

"It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child," she told a magazine, defending the unusual choice. "Why take that away from her? … If she doesn’t want it, all right, that’s where you stop it. But I’m not just going to say no."

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