People Magazine reports that Martin Lawrence and his wife, Shamicka, decided to call it quits on Wednesday. The couple has been married for 15 years, but realized it was better to part ways. The reason behind their separation was not disclosed to the media.
Martin Lawrence and his wife seemed to be one of those rare couples in Hollywood that managed to stay together for a long period of time. Our beliefs were seriously shattered by the announcement that the two have decided to part ways after 15 years of marriage. The decision was amicable because they both understood that their relationship had reached a dead end.
The 47-year-old actor had been dating Schamicka for 13 years when he finally decided to pop the question. As a matter of fact, the two had already become parents to two beautiful daughters by the time they decided to tie the knot. The ceremony took place in 2010 in the presence of numerous Hollywood stars like Eddie Murphy and Barry Bonds.
Lawrence’s representatives further stated that both Martin and Shamicka will continue to remain friends in order to raise their two daughters. Their oldest girl, Amara, is 11 years old, whereas Iyana is 9.
This is the second marriage for Martin Lawrence. The actor married Patricia Southall, a former Miss Virginia USA, in 1995. She gave birth to Martin Lawrence’s first daughter, Jasmine Page on January 15, 1996. One year later, the couple decided to separate because of the actor’s erratic behavior and drug problems.
Despite his previously mentioned issues, Martin Lawrence’s career was more flourishing than ever. He was chosen to co-star in some of the best movies between 1995 and 1999, that is, “Bad Boys”, “Nothing To Lose” and “Big Momma’s House”.
In the past years, the actor took part in movies with big names, but he, nevertheless, didn’t manage to obtain the same success as he did with the productions from the 90s. The comedian is getting ready to make a big comeback this year as he just completed a comedy tour and shot a comedy pilot for CBS.