Hollywood Divorce: Damn Gina !! Tisha Campbell & Duane Martin Split After 27 Years
Tisha Campbell is sadly ending her marriage. The newly rebooted “Martin” star released a statement to TMZ today confirming that she and her longtime hubby Duane Martin are divorcing after 22 years of marriage and nearly 30 years of coupledom.
“After 27 years of being together and two amazing children, it pains me to announce that I’ve filed for divorce. It’s an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family.”
After 27 years of being together and 2 amazing children, it pains me to announce that I've filed for divorce. It's an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family." @DUANEMARTIN_ said to me Best this morn “we are family FOREVER”
— Tisha4real (@TishaCampblMrtn) February 22, 2018
We can respect that Tisha.
The couple tied the knot in 1996 and share two sons together. They welcomed their first child, Xen, 16, in 2001, and their second son Ezekiel, 8, in 2009. The actors hit a rough patch when they filed for bankruptcy in 2016, and the Daily Mail reported that they were over $15 million in debt at the time.
Campbell-Martin starred on Martin for five seasons on Fox before the hit ’90s sitcom went off the air in 1997 amid serious riffs between Martin Lawrence and Campbell-Martin.
All seems to be well now. In October 2016, they reunited with the rest of their castmates to celebrate the life of their late costar and friend Tommy Ford, who played Tommy Strawn on show.
Earlier this month, Lawrence, Campbell-Martin and Tichina Arnold were recorded out for a steak lunch in Burbank by TMZ cameras and asked about the possibility of a Martin reboot.
“Never say never,” Lawrence, 52, told the outlet. “We don’t know nothing right now, but never say never.”
“Within life there’s always new beginnings and there’s always change and there’s always new plateaus, so we’ll see what’s happening,” added Arnold, 48.
But perhaps Campbell-Martin gave the clearest answer. “We can’t tell y’all s—” she said, laughing.