Who is Shamicka Gibbs? All about Martin Lawrence’s ex-wife and her health issues

Shamicka Gibbs is the ex-wife of Martin Lawrence, the leading man in Hollywood. Over the years, Martin has worked in dozens of critically acclaimed movies and TV shows, most notably in the TV sitcom Fox, Martinthe Bad boys franchise, and A thin line between love and hate. Besides, moving towards their love life, Gibbs and her former husband Lawrence had the longest relationship before their marriage broke down. Shamicka also has two children with her ex-husband.

After their divorce, Shamicka appeared on VH1’s popular reality show ‘Hollywood Exes’. She shared the screen of the show along with several other high-profile ex-celebrity husbands. In addition, the TV personality has also dabbled in the business world, having set up several ventures from a meal service company to an all-natural and organic herbal company.

Here are many things to know about Martin Lawrence’s second wife, Shamicka, including her diagnosis of Lupus and celiac disease. Take a good look!

Who is Shamicka Gibbs? Her early details and education

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

By the way, in terms of her education, in 1989, Gibbs attended Rubidoux High School, a public high school in Riverside, California. She was involved in a number of sports there such as basketball and track and field. She later attended Leauzinger High School in 1993 and graduated in 1993.

Her family details: she grew up with her twin brother

Gibbs has a younger twin brother named Doonie. The twin brothers and sisters are very close to each other. Shamicka also posted a series of photos on her Instagram along with Doonie.

In July 2021, the businesswoman shared a throwback photo of herself from the 90s with the caption:

“Me and my little brother Rondie aka Doonie.”

Similarly, Shamicka often shares pictures of her parents. Unfortunately, Gibbs’ father Ronnie Gibbs passed away years ago. But on every important occasion like birthday and Father’s Day, Shamicka rarely misses a single opportunity to wish her dead old man. In honor of Ronnie’s 64th birthday, Shamicka posted a collage of photos of her family with the caption:

“Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad!! Today you would have turned 64 years old. I know you watch over us. I hope you are beaming up there with pride in who we have become.”

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Shamicka’s mixed-race parents.
Source: Instagram

What is Shamicka Gibbs’ ethnicity?

Born to interracial parents, Shamicka comes from a mixed ethnic background. Her father is African American while her mother is white. By the way, as for her nationality, Gibbs has dual citizenship, Irish and American.

Shamicka and Martin dated for over a decade before their marriage

Martin started dating Shamicka shortly after his divorce from his first wife Patricia Southalla former Miss Virginia USA in 1997. The former flames got married two years earlier in 1995. They also shared a child, a daughter Jasmine Lawrence in 1996. A year after Jasmine was born, they went their separate ways. And the same year Martin started lovey-dovey with his future wife Shamicka. After being in a relationship for over a few 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 November 9, 2000. They welcomed their second daughter, Amara Trinity on August 20, 2002. Both of their children are avid 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 also likes music and likes to play guitar.

Their Marriage Records: 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 home in Beverly Hills, California. They tied the knot in front of about 120 guests Eddie Murphy and Barry Bonds. Furthermore, their daughter including Martin’s daughter Jasminefrom a previous relationship served as the flower girl at the event.

That said a source close to the couple at the time People,

“This wedding was all about family.”

However, their marital relationship could not last long as the former flames announced their divorce in April 2012. A representative of the Grand Mother’s house star told People, the duo made the mutual decision to part ways.

A representative from Martin said,

“Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce.”

added a resource,

“The couple have jointly decided to separate.”

Their joint statement released to the magazine by Lawrence’s representative is:

“Out of love and respect for each other, we will remain friends and raise our two beautiful daughters together.”

Shamicka now lives in California with her two young daughters. She shares a wonderful bond with all of her daughters, including her stepdaughter Jasmine. In September 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 been tight-lipped about her love life and has yet to come forward with her relationship since her split from ex-husband Martin. Therefore, we are yet to confirm whether Shamicka is dating a boyfriend or not.

Apparently, many sources reported that the former husband of a celebrity is currently single.

What is Shamicka Gibbs Net Worth?

Martin Lawrence’s second wife Shamicka has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has made so much fortune from her various business endeavors and other works.

On the other hand, the fortune of Gibbs’ ex-husband Martin is $110 million as of 2023. He has earned so much money from his extensive acting career. He also appeared in Saturday Night Livestarring Chris Kathan in 1994.

What does Shamicka Gibbs do? Her career in detail

According to her own Instagram bio, Shamicka has referred to herself as a woman who is skilled in several fields. Her biography read: “Proud owner of 10 Massage Envys, Television Personality and Lupus Warrior.”

Gibbs is the owner of Micka’s Pantry, a meal service company that offers a variety of organic and gluten-free herbs and spices. The entrepreneur also has an events business Ciiking and Conversing.

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A businesswoman Shamicka.
Source: Instagram

Similarly, Shamicka Lawerence runs a business called Don’t Hurt Cha’ Tongue Baby. It’s about all-natural organic herbs that come straight from her kitchen.

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

She is also a reality TV star

In 2012, Shamicka was featured in the critically acclaimed VH1 reality TV show Hollywood exes. It follows the lives of women who once had high-profile relationships with A-listers actors. She appeared along with the show Mayte Garcia, Andrew Kelly, Shanna Moakler, Jessica Canseco, Shere Fletcherand 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 for a total of three seasons, ended in 2014.

What happened to Shamicka Gibbs? Her health condition

In 2011, Shamicka was diagnosed with lupus and celiac disease. But Gibbs considers himself a “Lupus Warrior.” Since an ex-celebrity’s husband began battling life-threatening illnesses, Shamicka’s main focus has been on a gluten-free diet and exercise, leading to a stress-free and positive lifestyle.

In addition, Shamicka also uses her social media platform to encourage other women to live a healthy lifestyle. She once wrote on her Instagram:

“For those who have asked me. This is my favorite brand of bioactive silver that I use. Silver has so many advantages. Silver is antimicrobial. It kills bacteria and strengthens your immune system. Hope you can find some for your household.

Gibbs has also posted numerous social media posts where she gives her followers free advice.


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