08:51 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 04/30/2012 08:40PM
Martin Lawrence filed divorce papers seeking joint custody of his two daughters with wife Shamicka and requesting that their assets be divided under the terms of a prenuptial agreement.
The Big Momma's House star cites the usual "irreconcilable differences" in his petition filed April 25 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Lawrence, 47, and Shamicka were married for less than two years but had been together for another 15 years and have daughters ages 9 and 11.
The date of separation was listed as April 24, the day before the pair announced their split.
Originally posted 04/24/2012 08:30PM
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.
Originally posted 07/10/2010 09:45PM
Martin Lawrence and his longtime girlfriend, Shamicka Gibbs, were married in an intimate wedding on Saturday at the actor's home in Beverly Hills, PEOPLE confirms.
Lawrence, 45, and Gibbs, 35, exchanged Christian vows in the backyard in front of 120 guests, including Eddie Murphy and Barry Bonds. Their daughters Amara, 7, and Iyana, 9, and Lawrence's daughter Jasmine, 14, from a previous marriage were flower girls.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests under a tent for a reception. For the family-style celebration, event designer Diann Valentine arranged for two long tables in the shape of an "X" for all the guests to sit together.
Originally posted 02/25/2004 01:00PM
A woman is suing comedian Martin Lawrence for allegedly hitting her in the face after she asked him if he would like to attend a party with her, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 07/14/2003 11:00AM
Director Michael Bay finally got his chance to rat out Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
Originally posted 08/06/2002 12:00PM
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence needed a major thoroughfare to shoot their new movie, and local residents, stuck in heavy traffic, are not happy about that.
Originally posted 11/20/2001 10:00AM
The comedian, whose film, "Black Knight" opens Wednesday, sees his dream come true as he plants his feet and hands in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater.
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