Beloved comedian Martin Lawrence has had a very iconic career filled with many ups and downs along the way. And although he has always been very vocal about his past struggles those days appear to be long gone as Lawrence is now celebrating his life with much success and new love. And as a testament to his commitment to always moving forward Lawrence and his fiancee Roberta Moradfar are preparing for a wedding that will mark his third time walking down the aisle.
Many will remember Lawrence’s character Bilal from the popular House Party film franchise where he, along with hip hop duo Kid ‘n Play, made audiences bust a gut laughing while they bust rhymes and dance moves on the big screen. The first film has been forever solidified as a true 90’s classic featuring the talents of late comedians Robin Harris and John Witherspoon as well as OG 80’s group Full Force, choreographer Adrienne-Joi Johnson and Lawrence’s Martin co-lead Tisha Campbell.
When his hit show Martin debuted in 1992 Lawrence’s star rose to the highest heights, as his show was one of the most watched during Fox’s Thursday Night lineup. Their aim was to combat rival network NBC’s Must See TV and during that time FOX was a strong contender with hit shows Martin, Living Single and New York Undercover. Unfortunately things began to fall apart for Lawrence around 1997 when he and his first wife Patricia Southall divorced, which set off more tragic events in his personal life.
According to Showbiz Cheatsheet Lawrence married once again shortly after his divorce from Southall.
In 1997, Lawrence began dating Shamicka Gibbs…They married on July 10, 2010 at Lawrence’s Beverly Hills home. Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs on April 25, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children.
Although he’s been married twice Lawrence is hoping the third time’s a charm as he prepares for his wedding to Moradfar. He proposed to her in April of 2017 with an impending wedding date approaching soon. But who exactly is Roberta Moradfar?
Moradfar isn’t just another pretty face. She’s a very accomplished woman who is bringing more than enough to the table to be on Lawrence’s level.
She coins herself as an Advanced Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner who owns and operates her own cosmetic spa, Efface Aesthetics, in Santa Monica. According to her bio on her company’s website, she holds a Masters in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University and has over 8 years of expertise in cosmetic medicine. Her expertise have landed her appearances on shows such as The Doctors and Judge Judy. Some of her celebrity clients include Claudia Jordan and Tameka Foster.
Sounds like Lawrence has hit the jackpot in the love department. Congrats to the happy couple!