Comedian Martin Lawrence Marries Longtime Girlfriend

The comedian-actor weds Shamicka Gibbs at his home in Beverly Hills.


Comedian Martin Lawrence has married his longtime sweetheart, Shamicka Gibbs. They tied the knot at his Beverly Hills home over the weekend. Lawrence, 45, and Gibbs, 35, have two daughters -- Amara, 9, and Iyana, 7 -- both of whom participated in the ceremony. His daughter Jasmine, 14, from a previous marriage to Patricia Southall, also participated. R&B singer Shanice serenaded the couple. The wedding was attended by celebrities including Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy.


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