Martin Lawrence, Wife Shamicka to Divorce

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Martin Lawrence and his wife Shamicka are calling it quits.

"Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce," a rep for the Big Momma's House star told People. "The couple has made the joint decision to part ways."

The couple had been together for 15 years before getting married less than two years ago in Beverly Hills ... who says getting married doesn't change anything.

Whatever the reason, the split is amicable and mutual.

Martin and Shamicka Lawrence

"Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together," the couple said in a joint statement.

The 47-year-old Lawrence, who also appeared in the Bad Boys films, just finished a nationwide sold-out comedy tour and a shot a comedy pilot for CBS.

He wed the former Shamicka Gibbs in July 2010.