They were a couple for 15 years before they tied the knot in July 2010. Now Martin Lawrence and Shamicka Lawrence have separated, and Martin filed for divorce on April 25, citing “irreconcilable differences.” This was Martin’s second marriage.
Martin and Shamicka released a joint statement, saying, “Out of love and respect for one another, we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together.” They have a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old.
The couple reportedly have a prenuptial agreement, which will cover the division of personal and marital property.
Martin is seeking joint legal custody of their children. If granted, he and his soon-to-be-ex would participate equally in all decisions pertaining to the upbringing and welfare of their girls. Martin also wants the children to split their time evenly between him and their mother, so he is seeking joint physical custody.
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