Comedian Martin Lawrence files for divorce in LA

May 1, 2012 • Entertainment

FILE – In a Monday, Sept. 25, 2006 file photo, actor Martin Lawrence poses for photographers at the premiere of “Open Season” in [auth] Los Angeles. Court records show Lawrence filed for divorce from Shamicka Lawrence on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple were married in July 2010 and have two daughters, ages 9 and 11, together. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Martin Lawrence has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly two years.

The actor-comedian cited irreconcilable differences in his filing Wednesday. He and Shamicka Lawrence married in July 2010.

The couple dated for years and have two daughters together, ages 9 and 11. The 47-year-old star of “Big Momma’s House” and the sitcom “Martin” is seeking joint custody of the children.

The filings state the couple separated last week and they have a prenuptial agreement.

The divorce was first reported Monday by celebrity website TMZ.

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