Martin Lawrence splits with wife Shamicka

Happier days: Martin Lawrence with soon-to-be-ex Shamicka and their children Iyanna and Jasmin in 2010.
Happier days: Martin Lawrence with soon-to-be-ex Shamicka and their children Iyanna and Jasmin in 2010.Gregg Deguire / WireImage / Today

Martin Lawrence's latest news is no laughing matter. The "Big Momma's House" star and wife Shamicka Lawrence (nee 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....

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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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