04/25/2012 11:06 am ET Updated Apr 25, 2012

Rachel Maddow On 'Wendy Williams': 'Ice Loves Coco' Demonstrates 'Real Family Values' (VIDEO)

Rachel Maddow stopped by the "Wendy Williams Show" Wednesday morning for what host Wendy Williams called "smart talk."

Williams said that she was observing Maddow's Twitter feed, and noticed that she followed "all the politicians." Williams said she was surprised, though, to see that Maddow follows Ice-T and Coco. Maddow started laughing and nodded. "'Ice Loves Coco' makes me so happy," Maddow said of the E! reality show featuring rapper and actor Ice-T and his wife, Coco Austin.

Maddow said that she admired Ice-T and Coco because they model "good relationship behavior in a way that doesn't make anybody else feel bad." She added, "They have a long, stable, loving relationship built on affection and mutual respect...They support each other."

Williams agreed, giving the couple one of her signature stamps of approval. "I love their love too," Williams said.

Maddow later argued that family values, when discussed in the political arena, are often defined by making others who don't fit a certain mold feel bad. "Ice Loves Coco is real family values," Maddow said.



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