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How Martin Lawrence and Family Celebrated His Daughter's 20th Birthday — See the Snaps

Olawale Ogunjimi
Nov 09, 2020
07:53 A.M.
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Comedian Martin Lawrence's daughter Iyanna Faith turned 20 on Saturday, and her parents specially celebrated the occasion by posting loving tributes to her.


Martin Lawrence and his ex-wife Shamicka Gibbs celebrated their first daughter Iyanna Faith's 20th birthday in grand style by posting glowing tributes in her honor on their Instagram pages.

Proud mom Gibbs led the tributes by sharing ten pictures of her beautiful daughter along with a sweet caption. One of the photographs Gibbs shared showed her carrying Iyanna as a baby.

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In the caption to the post, she expressed disbelief that her daughter was already 20 years old, adding that it seemed like yesterday when she held her in her arms as a baby.

Gibbs also said she is blessed that Iyanna still sees her as a loving and safe place where she can always turn to, before adding:

"I am so proud of the Woman you are growing into. No matter how grown you get You Will Always Be My Velcro Baby?❤️❤️❤️."


Gibbs's second post featured a picture from the birthday dinner held in Iyanna's honor, which included the celebrant, her dad, sisters Jasmine Page and Amara Trinity, and others.

Meanwhile, in Lawrence's birthday post for his daughter, he shared three pictures of her smiling as she posed in a floral gown, with the sun giving her face a natural glow.

...two years after tying the knot, the longtime couple divorced on April 25, 2010, citing irreconcilable differences.


In the caption to his post, the comedian described Iyanna as his middle baby and expressed surprise she was already a 20-year-old, wondering where the time had gone.

Lawrence concluded his caption by saying he loves Iyanna so much and is very proud of her. Many of his fans also celebrated his daughter's birthday by wishing her well in the post's comment section.


Lawrence is a proud father of three daughters, who he shares with two different women. The actor was married to former beauty queen Patricia Southall from 1995 to 1997. He shares his first daughter Jasmine with her.

He began dating Gibbs in 1997. The couple welcomed Iyanna in 2000, while her sister Amara arrived two years later. Lawrence and Gibbs got married on July 10, 2010, at his home in Beverly Hills.

However, two years after tying the knot, the longtime couple divorced on April 25, 2010, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce came after 15 years of being together.

Despite his two marriages ending in divorce, Lawrence remains a loving father to his daughters, and with his birthday wish for Iyanna, he showed that he will always be there for them every time.