Martin Lawrence and Wife Getting Divorced

Bad Boys star tied the knot with Shamicka Gibbs in 2010 and they have two kids together

By Natalie Finn Apr 25, 2012 2:38 AMTags
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Martin Lawrence's latest news is no laughing matter.

The Big Momma's House star and wife Shamicka Lawrence (née Gibbs) are getting divorced after making "the joint decision to part ways," a rep for the duo confirms to E! News.

Maybe marriage wasn't the best choice for the longtime couple...

Lawrence and Shamicka were together for 15 years before tying the knot at their Beverly Hills home in 2010. They have two children together.

"Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together," they said in a statement.

This was Lawrence's second marriage. He also has a daughter with ex-wife Patricia, who's now married to NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith.

The funnyman recently shot a sitcom pilot for CBS and wrapped a national stand-up tour.

UPDATE: Lawrence filed for divorce April 30, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason and asking for joint custody of daughters Iyanna, 11, and Amara, 9, according to the petition obtained by E! News.