Actor Martin Lawrence has managed to raise three beautiful daughters with decent values despite the pressure of Hollywood.
Martin Lawrence has done well for himself as an actor with blockbusters like “Big Momma,” “Blue Streak,” and the “Bad Boys” sequel. However, the actor’s most significant achievement remains to be a doting father to three wonderful daughters from two different women; Jasmine Page, Iyanna Faith, and Amara Trinity.
Despite living most of his life in the spotlight, Lawrence has managed to raise his daughters with impeccable values, to make them reputable members of society.
MEET JASMINE PAGE LAWRENCE
24-year-old Jasmine Lawrence is Martin’s first child and daughter. The actor welcomed Jasmine with his ex-wife Patricia Southall. Lawrence and the Miss Virginia USA winner tied the knot in 1995, but their marriage only lasted two years as they split in 1997.
Although she doesn’t have her father’s acting bug, Page is has a strong social media following. Her Instagram page, where she shares lovely modeling photos, boasts of 123,000 followers. She also makes sure to tag along with her dad to special events.
The Duke University graduate is a good friend with her father’s “Bad Boys” co-star Will Smith’s eldest son Trey Smith.
MEET IYANNA FAITH LAWRENCE
Iyanna Faith, 19, whom Lawrence had with his second wife, Shamicka Gibbs, is his second daughter. Unlike her father, Iyanna lives a very private life with little or no social media presence.
However, she appears from time to time on her sister, mother, and father’s Instagram page. Last year, news of her admission to Sarah Lawrence College that went viral on Instagram page.
Big sister Jasmine shared the great news on Instagram calling Iyanna, “beautiful, kind-hearted, passionate, resilient, tenacious,” and congratulating her on her acceptance.
Her mother, Shamicka, also shared a photo of her and Lawrence helping the teenager move into her dorm room. Before her resumption, Gibbs revealed that Iyanna chose the college and is majoring in creative writing.
MEET AMARA TRINITY LAWRENCE
Amara Trinity, born on August 20, 2002, is the youngest of all of the actor’s girls. He welcomed her during his two-year marriage to Shamicka.
As a beautiful young girl just starting her adult life, Amara has no presence on social media, but her doting parents never fail to praise her achievements publicly. This was the case when they celebrated her going off to her high school prom in May 2019.
LAWRENCE’S PARENTING VALUES
Although all three girls have a father as famous as Martin, the “Big Momma” star has managed to keep them grounded in values just as humility and gratitude. Like his character in the American crime comedy directed by John Whitesell, he does well to discipline his kids when necessary. During an interview with Metro, he explained:
“I make them aware of how lucky they are…every now and then I give them something for their wallet if they do something they’re supposed to. If they don’t do what they’re supposed to I take something away from them”.
HIS CAREER AND EARLY LIFE
Martin’s Fitzgerald Lawrence was born April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt, West Germany, to black American parents.
His parents divorced when he was eight years old, and his father, who served in the military, abandoned them. During his teen years, Lawrence excelled at boxing. Being a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender, he seriously considered a professional career until he suffered an accident that prompted him to reconsider.
In his early days, he did comedy shows in Washington, D.C., and fended for himself with odd jobs. He later moved to California, where he was able to snag a spot in the television show, “What’s Happening Now.” His appearance on the show paved the way for his big break as the host of HBO’S Def Comedy Jam.
After an impeccable career, Lawrence then moved into acting with the debut of his show, “Martin.” His other acting credits include “Wild Hogs,” “Death at a Funeral,” National Security,” amongst others.