martin shamicka lawrence Martin and Shamicka Lawrence getting divorcedComedian/actor Martin Lawrence, 47, has filed for divorce from his wife Shamicka Lawrence, 37, reports TMZ. The couple filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.

The two married not quite two years ago, but have been together for much longer than that, as they have two daughters together – Amara, 11, and Iyana, 9.

The couple has released a joint statement which reads, “Out of love and respect for one another, we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together.”

Lawrence was previously married to former Miss Virginia Patricia Southall, with whom he has a 16-year-old daughter, Jasmine. Prior to that, he was engaged to “Saved by the Bell” star Lark Voorhies.

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