Martin Lawrence and Wife Getting Divorced

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Martin Lawrence and his wife Shamicka Lawrence are going their separate ways.

"Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce," a rep for the 47-year-old actor told People. "The couple has made the joint decision to part ways."

The couple, who have two daughters, had been together for 15 years before marrying in 2010.

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"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 to the magazine.

CBS recently ordered a comedy pilot starring Lawrence as a widowed father of two teens, who, after losing his construction job, decides to join the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46. If ordered to series, this will be Lawrence's first regular TV role since the end of his Fox sitcom Martin in 1997.

 

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