Who Is Shamicka Gibbs? All About Martin Lawrence’s Ex-Wife & Her Health Issues

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Who Is Shamicka Gibbs? All About Martin Lawrence’s Ex-Wife & Her Health Issues
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Shamicka Gibbs is the ex-wife of Martin Lawrence, the leading actor in Hollywood. Over the years, Martin has worked in dozens of acclaimed movies and TV shows, most notably in the Fox television sitcom, Martin, the Bad Boys franchise, and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Besides, moving toward their love life, Gibbs and her former spouse Lawrence were in the longest relationship before their marriage broke down. Shamicka also has two children with her ex-husband.

Following their divorce, Shamicka appeared on VH1’s hit reality show “Hollywood Exes.” She shared the screen on the show along with several other high-profile ex-celebrity spouses. In addition, the TV personality has also tried her hands in the business world, having established a variety of ventures from a meal service business to an all-natural and organic spices business.

Here are lots of things you need to know about Martin Lawrence’s second-wife Shamicka including her diagnosis with Lupus and Celiac disease. Take a closer look!

Who is Shamicka Gibbs? Her Early Details and Education

Shamicka, an entrepreneur is aged 47 as of 2023. She was born in November 1975, in Ireland. She later moved to the United States along with her family.

Besides, as for her education, Gibbs went to Rubidoux High School, a public high school in Riverside, California in 1989. She was there involved in a couple of sports like basketball and track. She later went to Leauzinger High School in 1993 and accomplished graduation in 1993.

Her Family Details: She Grew Up With Her Twin Brother

Gibbs has a younger twin brother named Doonie. The twin siblings share a close bond with each other. Shamicka has also posted a series of photos along with Doonie on her Instagram.

Back in July 2021, the businesswoman shared a throwback photo of themselves from the 90s with the caption,

“Me and My Little Brother Rondie aka Doonie.”

Similarly, Shamicka often shares photos of her parents. Sadly, Gibbs’ father Ronnie Gibbs died years ago. But, on every major occasion like birthday and Father’s Day, Shamicka rarely misses a single occasion to wish her late old man. Celebrating Ronnie’s 64th birthday, Shamicka posted a collage of photos of her family with the caption,

“Happy Heavenly Birthday Daddy!! Today you would have been 64 years old. I know that you’re watching over us. I hope that you’re up there beaming with pride of who we’ve become.”

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Shamicka’s mixed-race parents.
Source: Instagram

What is Shamicka Gibbs’ Ethnicity?

Born to interracial parents, Shamicka has a mixed ethnical background. Her father is an Afro-American while her mother is Caucasian. Besides, as for her nationality, Gibbs has dual nationality Irish and American.

Shamicka and Martin Dated for over a Decade before their Marriage

Martin began dating Shamicka soon after his divorce from his first wife Patricia Southall, a former Miss Virginia USA in 1997. The former flames tied the knot two years before in 1995. They also shared a child, a daughter Jasmine Lawrence in 1996. A year after Jasmine’s birth, they went on their separate ways. And the same year, Martin began lovey-dovey with his future-wife Shamicka. After they were in a relationship for over a couple of years, the two also started a family together.

Gibbs Has Two Children With Lawrence

Martin’s then-wife Shamicka gave birth to their first child, a daughter Iyanna Faith on 9th November 2000. They welcomed their second daughter, Amara Trinity on 20th August 2002. Both of their children are ardent supporters of AAPI communities.

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Shamicka has two daughters with her ex-husband.
Source: Instagram

Besides, their young girl Amara completed high school in 2021. She is also pretty into music and loves to play the guitar.

Their wedding details: Is Martin Lawrence still married to Shamicka Lawrence?

After being in a relationship for over twelve years, Shamicka and her husband Martin exchanged their vows on July 10, 2010. Their high-profile wedding ceremony took place at Lawrence’s house located in Beverly Hills, California. They tied the knot in front of about 120 guests that include Eddie Murphy and Barry Bonds. Furthermore, their daughter including Martin’s daughter Jasmine, from a previous relationship served as a flowers girls at the event.

At the time, a source close to the couple told People,

“This wedding was all about family.”

However, their marital relationship couldn’t last long as the former flames announced their separation in April 2012. A rep for the Big Momma’s House star told People, the duo made the Joint decision to part ways.

A representative for Martin told,

“Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce.”

A source added,

“The couple has made the joint decision to part ways.”

Their Joint statement which was released to the magazine by Lawrence’s rep is,

“Out of love and respect for one another we will continue to remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together.”

Shamicka now resides in California along with her two young daughters. She shares a great bond with all of her daughters including her step-daughter Jasmine. Back in Sep 2020, Samicka shared a photo of her three young girls on the occasion of National Daughters Day. She wrote the caption,

“Happy National Daughters Day!!! You Ladies Are My Everything!!!”

Does Shamicka Gibbs Have a Boyfriend Now?

Gibbs has remained tight-lipped about her love life and has yet to come forward with her relationship since her split with ex-hubby Martin. Therefore, we have yet to confirm whether Shamicka is dating a boyfriend or not.

Apparently, many sources reported the former celebrity spouse is single at present.

What is Shamicka Gibbs’ Net Worth?

Martin Lawrence’s second wife Shamicka has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has racked such a good amount of fortune from her several business endeavors and other works.

On the other hand, Gibbs’ ex-husband Martin’s fortune is $110 million as of 2023. He has racked up such a good amount of money from his extensive acting career. He also appeared in Saturday Night Live, starring Chris Kattan in 1994.

What is Shamicka Gibbs Doing? Her Career in Detail

According to her own Instagram bio, Shamicka has mentioned herself as a woman who is accomplished in a variety of fields. Her bio read, “Proud Owner of 10 Massage Envys, Television Personality, and Lupus Warrior.”

Gibbs is the owner of Micka’s Pantry, a meal service business that offers a variety of organic and gluten-free herbs and spices. Furthermore, the businesswoman also owns an event business Ciiking and Conversing.

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A businesswoman Shamicka.
Source: Instagram

Similarly, Shamicka Lawerence runs a business named Don’t Hurt Cha’ Tongue Baby. It deals with all-natural organic spices which are supplies right from her kitchen.

Shamicka is the CEO at SS Lawrence Collection, LLC, and also owns a T-shirt collection called “Joyfullygifted.” Furthermore, Martin’s ex has been the CEO at F8th Unit LLC since 2012.

She Is a Reality TV Star Too

Back in 2012, Shamicka featured on the acclaimed VH1 reality TV show Hollywood Exes. It follows the lives of women who were once in a high-profile relationships with A-listers actors. She popped on the show along with Mayte Garcia, Andrea Kelly, Shanna Moakler, Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, and Nicole Murphy.

Gibbs said the main motivation behind appearing on the show was to encourage other women who are also going through a divorce.

Hollywood Exes which premiered three seasons in total ended in 2014.

What Happened to Shamicka Gibbs? Her Health Condition

Back in 2011, Shamicka was diagnosed with Lupus and Celiac disease. But, Gibbs considers herself a “Lupus warrior.” Since the ex-celebrity spouse started battling with life-threatening diseases, Shamicka mostly focuses on a gluten-free diet and exercise, leading a stress-free and positive lifestyle.

Besides, Shamicka also uses her social media platform to encourage other women to lead healthy lifestyles. She once wrote on her Instagram,

“For those who asked me. This is my go-to brand of bioactive silver that I use. Silver has so many benefits. Silver is antimicrobial. It kills bacteria and boosts your immune system. I hope that you can find some for your household.”

Gibbs has also posted numerous social media posts giving free advice to her followers.


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