Martin Lawrence & Wife Getting Divorced

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Apr. 25 2012, Published 4:00 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Funnyman Martin Lawrence and wife Shamicka Lawrence are getting divorced, is reporting.

A rep for the comic said Tuesday that "the couple has made the joint decision to part ways" after two years of marriage and a 15-year relationship prior to that.

"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 joint statement referring to their children, Amara and Iyana.

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