Martin Lawrence Files For Divorce From Wife

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Martin Lawrence and wife ShamikaComedian and actor Martin Lawrence has filed for divorce from his second wife Shamicka Gibbs after two years of marriage. According to TMZ, Lawrence and Gibbs wedded in July of 2010, but Martin filed for divorce over the weekend citing “irreconcilable differences.”

The couple has two daughters who are 9 and 11. The Bad Boys actor is seeking joint-custody of their children, however a spokesperson for Lawrence says that the decision to split was mutual:

“The couple has made the joint decision to part ways. Out of love and respect for one another [they] will continue to remain friends and raise [their] two beautiful daughters together.”

Lawrence and Gibbs, who dated for 15 years before their marriage, reportedly had signed a prenuptial agreement before exchanging vows, so separation of assets is expected to go smoothly.

Lawrence had previously been married to former Miss Virginia, Patricia Southall, with whom he has a 16-year-old daughter. Martin was also engaged to Saved by the Bell actress Lark Voorhees at one time.

 

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