Martin Lawrence and Wife Are Divorcing

Martin Lawrence Divorce -- Actor 'Parting Ways' with Wife
Martin Lawrence and wife Shamicka
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updated 04/25/2012 AT 09:15 AM EDT

originally published 04/24/2012 AT 08:30 PM EDT

Martin Lawrence and his wife are calling it quits.

"Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce," a rep for the Big Momma's House star, 47, tells PEOPLE. "The couple has made the joint decision to part ways."

The couple had been together for 15 years before getting married in 2010 at their home in Beverly Hills.

"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 joint statement released to PEOPLE by his rep.



Lawrence, who also appeared in the Bad Boys films, just finished a nationwide sold-out comedy tour and shot a comedy pilot for CBS.

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