Martin Lawrence and Wife Announce Divorce

After less than two years of marriage, funnyman Martin Lawrence and his wife have decided to call it quits.

A rep for Lawrence confirmed to E! News that the “Big Momma's House” star and wife Shamicka are getting a divorce after making a “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,” the couple said in a statement, according to E! News.

The pair has been together for 15 years but only wed in Beverly Hills in 2010. Their high-profile wedding was attended by a list of celebrities including Eddie Murphy and Barry Bonds, according to People magazine.

Lawrence, 47, also has a daughter from his previous marriage to former Miss Virginia USA pageant winner Patricia Southall. According to NewsOne, they divorced in 1997 after two years of marriage.

The comedian was also formerly engaged to "Saved by the Bell" star Lark Voorhies in 1993.

Lawrence just wrapped a national stand-up tour and shot a sitcom pilot for CBS. According to, the untitled sitcom will feature Lawrence as a widowed father of two teenagers who decides to become a cop after losing his construction job.

Actors John Amos, Ethan Suplee and Sydney Park are also set to star in the series. 

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