How many children does Martin Lawrence have? Will Smith jokes about Bad Boys costar's divorces during interview

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American actor and comedian Martin Lawrence is starring in another part of the Bad Boys series titled Bad Boys: Ride or Die alongside Will Smith. For the press tour, the two actors recently made an appearance at Complex's GOAT Talk dated June 11, 2024.

In a segment from the interview, the duo picked a card that read "GOAT relationship advice?" to which Lawrence answered that one must treat the person how they want to be treated. Jokingly referring to Martin's two divorces, Will Smith asked:

"How's that come out for you in your life?"

Responding to the same, Martin said that he has had two divorces, to which Will Smith responded with a laugh.

As for children, Martin Lawrence has three daughters: Jasmin Page, 28, Iyanna Faith, 23, and Amara Trinity, 21. He shares his eldest daughter Jasmin with ex-wife Patricia Southall from his first marriage and the other two daughters with his second ex-wife Shamicka Gibbs.

Details on Martin Lawrence's personal life explored

Martin Lawrence has been married twice - his first marriage was to Patricia Southall in 1995 and they divorced within two years of matrimony. His second marriage took place in 2010 to Shamicka Gibbs who Martin dated for some time after his divorce from Patricia. However, Shamicka and Martin parted ways in 2012 and shared joint custody of their two daughters.

The actor has been praised by his ex-wives for being an amazing father and both his former spouses attended the premiere of his latest movie Bad Boys: Ride or Die. Appreciating him in a Father's Day Instagram post from June 2021, the Life actor's wife Shamicka Gibbs mentioned:

"Our girls are so blessed to have you as their daddy. I love the way you show our girls how much they are loved. You live your life and work so hard to make sure they always have the best won’t have to want for anything."

Martin's eldest daughter is 28-year-old Jasmin Page Lawrence who was born on January 15, 1996. Jasmin graduated from Duke University in 2018 and her father posted a congratulatory post on Instagram mentioning that he is proud of her and that she must keep doing her thing.

Jasmin has also showcased her love for Martin Lawrence via an Instagram post on April 17, 2022, wherein she stated:

"Children of divorced parents sometimes feel the absence of one parent, but I’ve never felt that way. That’s a testament to the amazing man that you are."

Martin's second daughter Iyanna Faith Lawrence was born on November 6, 2000, to Shamicka Gibbs and the Big Momma's House actor. Iyanna graduated high school in 2018 and joined Sarah Lawrence College in New York to study creative writing.

Twenty-one-year-old Amara Trinity Lawrence is Martin's third daughter. She was born to Shamicka on August 20, 2002, and graduated from high school in 2021. An aspiring musician, Amara has curated two original songs on Soundcloud called To Myself and Long Time.

Praising her father in an Instagram post from June 2020, Amara mentioned that she was blessed to be raised by a "humble and loving person." She credited Martin Lawrence with trying to do the best he could to ensure his daughters could accomplish anything they put their minds to.

While Martin has two former spouses and three daughters, he was also engaged to Roberta Moradfar in 2017. However, six years after their engagement the two called it quits in 2022, the reason for which isn't known.

Edited by Meghna M
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