Martin Lawrence and Wife Divorcing

April 25, 2012 By:
Martin Lawrence and Wife Divorcing

Actor Martin Lawrence and his wife of nearly two years are calling it quits!

A rep for the funnyman tells People magazine, "Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce. The couple has made the joint decision to part ways."

The couple was married in July 2012 in an intimate ceremony held at the actor's Beverly HIlls home following a 15 year courtship that produced two children.

"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 by his rep.

This was the second marriage for the star of Big Momma's House. He also has a daughter with ex-wife Patricia Southall Smith. The former Miss Virginia divorced the comedian in 1996 following a series of scandals that reportedly deteriorated their marriage and is now married to NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith.

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