Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bad boy Star,Martin Lawrence Divorces wife after 17 years together

Big Momma’s House star Martin Lawrence has split from his wife.

The star, 47, and his spouse Shamicka, 37, have decided to make ‘the joint decision to part ways’, their representative has confirmed.

The pair have two daughters together; Amara, 9, and Iyana, 11.

A joint statement released by the pair said: ‘Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce.

‘The couple has made the joint decision to part ways.

‘Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together.’

Martin and Shamicka were together for 15 years before they tied the knot at their Beverly Hills Home in 2010 in front of family and friends including included Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington.

The Bad Boys star – who recently completed a stand-up comedy tour of America – has been married once before to former Miss Virginia USA winner Patricia Southall, with whom he has a teenage daughter Jasmine Page.

Southall is now married to NFL champion Emmitt Smith.

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