Inside Martin Lawrence's Love Life: Who Has Been His Romantic Companion?

Martin Lawrence, an American actor and comedian, rose to prominence in the 1990s, carving out a successful Hollywood career as a leading actor. His breakout role was as Maurice Warfield in the television series "What's Happening Now!!."

Lawrence went on to star in the Fox sitcom Martin, as well as in popular films such as the "Bad Boys" franchise, "House Party," "Boomerang," "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate," "Nothing to Lose," "Life, Blue Streak," "Big Momma's House," "Black Knight," "Open Season," and "Wild Hogs."

Martin Lawrence Was Married to Patricia Southall

Martin Lawrence tied the knot with his first wife, Patricia Southall, three years after their initial meeting. The couple first crossed paths in the summer of 1992 at the Def Comedy Jam in Richmond, where Southall was working with the former Mayor of Richmond, Douglas Wilder.

Martin Martin Lawrence is with his first wife. SOURCE: Instagram

After dating for over a year, Lawrence and Southall exchanged vows in 1995. The lovebirds welcomed their child the year after their wedding. Lawrence and Patricia became parents to Jasmin Page Lawrence on January 15, 1996.

Despite a smooth first year as husband and wife, the comedian and his spouse finalized their divorce in 1997.

Who is Martin Lawrence's Second Wife?

Following his divorce, Martin Lawrence found love again with Shamicka Gibbs. Interestingly, opting for a different approach than his first marriage, Lawrence took his time with his new girlfriend. They remained in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship for an extended period.

Gibbs Martin Lawrence found love again with Shamicka Gibbs. SOURCE: Instagram

 Lawrence and Gibbs dated for over a decade before Martin decided to take the next step. Thirteen years into their relationship, Martin finally proposed to Gibbs. The comedian and celebrity chef exchanged vows on July 10, 2010.

In contrast to his intimate first wedding, Martin and his second wife went all out, inviting numerous celebrities to their extravagant celebration. Among the 120 guests were notable names like Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington.

Before tying the knot, Martin and Shamicka welcomed their first child, Iyanna Faith Lawrence, on November 9, 2000. Two years later, they welcomed their second daughter, Amara Trinity Lawrence, born on August 20, 2002.

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Martin and Shamicka enjoyed a relationship that spanned over a decade. However, their marriage lasted only two years.

After tying the knot in 2010, Martin filed for divorce from Shamicka on April 25, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. Despite the end of their marriage, Martin and Shamicka maintain joint legal and physical custody of their children, Iyannna and Amara.

Martin Lawrence Came Close to Marrying For The Third Time

Following his second divorce, Martin Lawrence entered a relationship with Roberta Moradfar. Their connection deepened to the point where Lawrence proposed to Moradfar in 2017, generating significant excitement around their engagement.

Roberta Martin Lawrence entered a relationship with Roberta Moradfar. SOURCE: Instagram

 However, by 2024, Lawrence and Moradfar had parted ways, their separation occurring quietly. The notable age gap between the two, with Martin being 52 and Moradfar 37 at the time of their engagement, may have contributed to their decision to go their separate ways.

After her split from Martin, Roberta found love again and shared the news of her new relationship with an army veteran named Micah on her Instagram.

Martin Lawrence Was Engaged to Lark Voorhies

Martin Lawrence was previously engaged to Lark Voorhies before marrying his first wife, Patricia Southall. At the time Lawrence and Southall met, he and the talented comic actress from "Saved By the Bell" were engaged.

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Despite her successful career, Voorhies did not have successful marriages. She was married three times in her life.

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