September 25, 2019
Proud dad Martin Lawrence shared a rare photo of him and his eldest daughter, Jasmin whose college graduation last year proved how blended Martin's family had become.
There is “no greater feelin than seein your kids shine," according to Martin Lawrence who, on a rare occasion, shared a sweet photo with his eldest daughter, Jasmin Lawrence.
Martin acknowledged how fast kids grow when he shared the photo on his Instagram, proof of what a loving father he is, standing proudly next to his beautiful daughter.
Jasmine is his firstborn with his first ex-wife, Patricia Southhall. He also has a daughter, Iyanna with his second ex-wife, Shamicka, who recently celebrated Iyanna’s entry into college life.
Last year, it was a blended family affair when Martin, Patricia, Shamicka, and the actor’s current fiancée, Roberta Moradfar posed for a photo at Jasmin’s college graduation. She graduated cum laude from Duke University and her parents and extended family couldn’t be happier.
“Congrats to my 1stborn. I’m so proud of you Jasmin. Keep doin your thing. I love you so much!” Martin wrote to caption a photo of him and his first graduate. He then shared a photo of his blended family, complete with his first wife’s husband, Emmitt Smith.
This month, Martin joined Shamicka in sending off Iyanna to college at Sarah Lawrence. Shamicka reflected on the bittersweet moment of letting go of their daughter but rested in the knowledge that she will be “in God’s hands.”
Iyanna will be pursuing a creative writing degree in the institution known for its literary program. She was sentimental herself when she shared a photo with her mom and expressed her sadness at leaving her for college life. She promised to be home each holiday.
Martin divorced Iyanna’s mother after two years of marriage. They wed in 2010 though they were together for fifteen years prior. Apart from Iyanna who’s 18, they also share younger daughter, Amara who’s 16.
As for Jasmin’s mother, she and Martin were married in 1995 and divorced by 1997.
In April 2017, Martin got engaged to Roberta who has yet to find out if her future marriage to the “Bad Boys” star would last longer than 2 years. His past two marriages ironically only made it that far.
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