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If you ask any woman what are the top qualities they look for in a man, many will tell you that a man with a good sense of humor is a must. Luckily, comedian Martin Lawrence is funny enough that he’s always had a beautiful lady by his side. 

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Roberta Moradfar and Martin Lawrence 2019 | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Despite a busy acting and stand up comedy career, he’s made love a priority. The Bad Boys star is currently preparing for a wedding with his longtime love. This will be the comedian’s third walk down the aisle.

Martin Lawrence’s previous relationships

Lawrence dated and was once engaged to Save By The Bell actress, Lark Voorhies. She appeared in a few episodes of season 2 of his hit show Martin but their relationship ended shortly afterward.
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He wasn’t single for long. He married Miss Virginia USA, Patricia Southall, in 1995. They had a daughter, Jasmine Page, the next year, but divorced in 1997. She requested a restraining order from her ex-husband when she claimed his behavior became erratic. She spoke about why their relationship failed on an episode of Dr. Phil while promoting her memoir, as reported by AOL.  “We were both really young, volatile with one another. We just could not figure out how to make it work,” she said.

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Martin Lawrence and Patricia Southall | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

In 1997, Lawrence began dating Shamicka Gibbs. Throughout their relationship, they had two daughters, Iyanna Faith and Amara Trinity. 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. She later appeared on the VH1 reality series, Hollywood Exes. 

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Martin Lawrence, Shamicka and their daughters 2001 | Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Who is Roberta Moradfar?

Lawrence began dating Moradfar and when it was time to pop the question, he spared no expense when he purchased the perfect engagement ring. The ring was custom-made by Iconic Jewels. TMZ reported that the 5-carat emerald ring costs upwards of $500,000. The ring was showcased on the jeweler’s Instagram account.

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The couple’s initials are engraved into the bottom of Moradfar’s engagement ring. In a since-deleted Instagram post, she captioned the engagement announcement,  “And I said ‘YES!’” she also noted that the engagement “marks a huge milestone in my life.” She ended the post with hashtags including #LoveofMyLife. Lawrence proposed in April 2017. 

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Martin Lawrence and Roberta Moradfar 2019 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Moradfar is marrying a famous comedian but she’s her own businesswoman. 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. 

They say third times a charm so hopefully Lawrence and Moradfar’s marriage will last a lifetime.