Martin Lawrence Divorcing: Plus Other Shocking Splits of the Past Year

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There's no happy ending in the works for Martin Lawrence and his wife Shamicka. The couple have decided to call it quits after two years of marriage. The funnyman and his soon-to-be-ex-wife seemed to be dodging the Hollywood breakup curse after being together for a total of 17 years until they announced their impending divorce yesterday.

According to a statement released the duo, "Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together."

They are parents to two daughters, Amara and Iyana.

With the unexpected news of their decision to split, the couple joins a growing trend of shocking celebrity splits. Here are some of the divorce stories that got tongues wagging over the past year:

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: Nothing says "I Love You" more than a relationship built on a reality show! We'd really like to say that the split of the reality princess and her NBA star hubby was a shock, but we'd be lying. It was the speed of the relationship from on-screen engagement to on-screen wedding and on to its ultimate demise that left us shaking our heads. They may have only been married for 72 days, but their divorce is destined to drag through the courts for months!

Heidi Klum and Seal: There marriage appeared to be a perfect match from the outside with their annual renewal of their wedding vows and their adorable bunch of kids right up until the supermodel announced she was splitting from her rockstar husband. With nearly seven years of marital bliss behind them, we were betting on these two to make it for the long haul.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: The musical superstar couple started 2011 on top with her return to the spotlight at the judges table on "American Idol". Things quickly turned sour when they announced their decision to divorce in July. Now it appears that they have both decided to move on from their marriage -- J Lo has already healed her broken heart with the help of her new beau Casper Smart and Marc has been packing on the PDA with his new girlfriend Shannon De Lima.

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