Martin Lawrence first rose to comedy fame in the 1990s, hosting HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, appearing in the Bad Boys franchise and Big Momma’s House and starring in his original sitcom Martin. Off-screen, however, Lawrence plays the role of dad to three adult daughters: Jasmin Page, 26, Iyanna Faith, 21, and Amara Trinity, 19.
Lawrence’s eldest daughter, Jasmin, came from his first marriage to Patricia Southall, former Miss Virginia USA. He shares daughters Iyanna and Amara with his second wife, Shamicka Gibbs, a TV personality and entrepreneur whom he married in 2010.
The actor is currently engaged to Roberta Moradfar and his fiancée calls his girls her “bonus daughters.” In January 2020, Lawrence walked the red carpet with Moradfar and his three kids to celebrate the release of Bad Boys for Life, his first major role since 2011.
In 2021, Lawrence’s ex-wife Gibbs posted a touching Father’s Day tribute to the actor on Instagram. “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. They get their funny, their honesty, their loyalty, and their kindness from you,” she wrote. “I am honored to share this journey of parenting with you!!! You are an amazing Girl Dad.”
Here’s everything to know about Martin Lawrence’s three daughters: Jasmin, Iyanna and Amara.
Jasmin Lawrence, 26
Jasmin Page Lawrence was born on Jan. 15, 1996, to Lawrence and his then-wife Southall.
She attended Duke University, where she graduated with honors in 2018. Her father celebrated the accomplishment on Instagram, writing, “Congrats to my 1st born. I’m so proud of you Jasmin. Keep doin your thing. I love you so much!”
Jasmin now lives in Los Angeles and is following in her father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in acting. Her on-screen credits include Bad Boys for Life – a sequel to her father’s famous film – Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules and Family Time.
She is currently in a relationship with Eric Murphy, the son of famed comedian Eddie Murphy. The couple went public with their relationship in 2021 when Jasmin wished Eric a happy birthday on Instagram. “I’m so incredibly blessed to know you, to love you, and to have you by my side,” she wrote, while Eric commented, “Head over heels in LOVE with YOU.”
Lawrence once joked about his daughter potentially conceiving a “comedy super-baby” with Eddie’s son on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, noting that he and Eddie “haven’t talked about” their kids’ relationship and “kind of just stay out of their business and let them do their own thing, and respect their thing.”
”I’m gonna try to get Eddie to pay for it,” Lawrence jokingly added of their kids’ future wedding.
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