Big Momma’s House star, Martin Lawrence splits from wife after 17 years together

Big Momma’s House star Martin Lawrence has split from his wife. The star, aged 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 ‘Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together.’

Martin Lawrence & Shamicka

Martin with his two daughters: Amara, 9, and Iyana, 11

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 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.

Martin's ex-wife, Patricia Southall & her husband



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