Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is seeing history repeat itself, and he may not be all that thrilled. The "Big Momma" star and his wife Shamicka are reportedly ready to split. The couple has two daughters together and got married in 2010 after having been together for fifteen years. This was Martin's second marriage. In 1996 he divorced Patricia Southall, with whom he had one daughter.
A rep for the couple told People Magazine that the pair "have decided to divorce." According the rep at least, this was a mutually agreed upon decision. In a statement released by Shamicka and Martin the soon to be ex-spouses said, " Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together."
The Lawrence household isn't the only to be put through divorce in the last year. Here now are a few of the more notable instances.
Heidi Klum and Seal - In January Klum announced that she and her husband of seven years were splitting up. It came as quite a shock to fans of the super-model and the singer. Long held as one of the most popular couples in showbiz, it was a divorce that very few outside of their inner-circle saw coming. The couple has four children together and was a media darling.
Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington-Quaid - Marriage number three has gone up in smoke for the veteran actor Quaid. In March of this year Dennis and Kim announced that would be splitting up after having been married since 2004. The couple had two children together, and Quaid has one other child from his marriage to actress Meg Ryan. Ryan and Quaid had been married for just over ten years when their divorce was filed in 2001.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry - 2011 ended on a sour note for the Brand-Perry home. On December 30th, papers were filed by the British comedian and actor to divorce from his pop-singer wife of just over a year. The divorce was finalized in February. The two had no children together, and thus far the split was fairly amicable.
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli - The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star and her second husband of over ten years split up and filed for divorce just a couple of weeks ago. The couple have three children together. There's currently no word on when the divorce will finalize.
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