Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: E! Online – Natalie Finn

Photo Credit: Essence

Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2012 @3:12 p.m. PST

Martin  Lawrence‘s latest news is no laughing matter.

The Big Momma’s House star and wife Shamicka  Lawrence (née Gibbs) are getting divorced after making “the joint  decision to part ways,” a rep for the duo confirms to E! News.

Maybe marriage wasn’t the best choice for the longtime couple…

Lawrence and Shamicka were together for 15 years before tying the knot at their Beverly Hills home in 2010. They  have two children together.

“Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends  and raise our two beautiful daughters together,” they said in a statement.

This was Lawrence’s second marriage. He also has a daughter with ex-wife Patricia, who’s now married to NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt  Smith.

The funnyman recently shot a sitcom pilot for CBS and wrapped a national  stand-up tour.

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