April 25th, 2012
10:38 AM ET
Funnyman Martin Lawrence isn’t laughing about this one: He and his wife have just announced they are splitting up.
After two years of marriage, the comedian and his wife, Shamicka Lawrence, have decided to divorce, a rep for the 47-year-old actor tells CNN.
The couple says in a joint statement that “out of love and respect for one another, we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together."
The couple's relationship spanned 15 years, and they married in 2010. This was Lawrence's second marriage, and he also has another daughter from his first.
The actor recently wrapped a nationwide stand-up comedy tour, and has a pilot in the works at CBS.
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