Iyanna Faith Lawrence: Untold Facts About Martin Lawrence’s Daughter

Iyanna Faith Lawrence rose to media prominence even before she could have known about the glamour world. She is the daughter of one of the finest comedians Martin Lawrence, and his second wife. Most well-known for his role in the Bad Boys franchise, Lawrence fashioned his ways to the limelight with his leading role in Fox television sitcom Martin.

Iyanna is in her early 20s as of 2021 and she is in the place where she has to contemplate about her own career rising above the stardom she gained as a star kid.

So, let’s talk in detail about what she is up to these days. Besides, let’s also give a look at her family life, childhood days, her siblings, and more importantly, her love life.

Iyanna Faith Lawrence Parents and Siblings

Lawrence was born on November 6, 2000, in the United States to father Martin Lawrence and his second spouse, Shamicka Gibbs. There has been some misinformation regarding Iyanna’s birthday as some online tabloids claim it to be 9th November. However, her parents always wish her on the 6th of November.

Iyanna Faith Lawrence with her parents and sister
Iyanna Faith Lawrence with her parents and sister

Iyanna’s mother, Shamicka is a television personality and businesswoman who is known for her appearances in the VH1 reality television series Hollywood Exes. Besides, she is famous as the owner of the famous Massage Envy that has 10 branches across the United States.

Lawrence is the firstborn child of her parents as she has a younger sibling, a sister, Amara Lawrence.

Her Ethnicity

Talking about Iyanna Faith Lawrence’s ethnicity, she is mixed. Her father is an African-American while her mother belongs to the half-black and half-white race.

Has one Half-Sibling

Iyanna has a half-sister, Jasmine Page. She was born on January 15, 1996, in the USA to Martin and his first wife, Patricia Southall.

Comedian Martin Lawrence started dating Patricia, the former Miss Virginia USA after he called off his engagement to Lark Voorhies in the mid-1990s. The former flames then got married in 1995 and separated in 1997.

Talking about Iyanna’s sister, Jasmine, she is a Duke University graduate and an up and coming actress. As of 2021, she has already featured in two films, Bad Boys for Life (2020) and Family Time (2012).

Love Life-Who is Iyanna Faith Lawrence Boyfriend?

Iyanna has never publicly dated any boyfriend as of yet. She might have had a couple of boyfriends in her life, however, she has never showcased her love life in the media not even on her social media.

A few years back, rumors circulated that Iyanna had a boyfriend after she took a boy to her high school prom. However, it later turned out that he was her childhood friend, Michael Isaac Blanks.

Iyanna Faith Lawrence with her prom date
Lawrence with her prom date Michael

Back then, her mother had shared a video on social media in which Iyanna can be seen walking down the stairs looking radiant in a golden dress. Meanwhile, her prom date also looked handsome in a suit.

Iyanna’s Career-She is Interested in Writing

She completed her high school graduation in 2019 and subsequently, she enrolled at the Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. There, Iyanna joined the writing program. Her mother Shamicka had initially hinted about the college in an Instagram video.

Both Iyanna’s parents assisted her to shift to the college dorm which Shamicka announced in an emotional Instagram post. Shamicka also left a heartfelt message alongside the post. Here is the post.

Lawrence found writing interesting in her youth days and now she has pursued her interest academically as well. In fact, she has also attended the writing course at the prestigious Yale University. Hopefully, we will soon get to see her work.

Her Parents’ Short-Lived Marriage-Raised Children Together Despite Divorce

Iyanna’s parents started going out together back in the 1990s. They happily gave birth to two daughters and raised them as a happy couple. After over a decade of romance, they finally married on July 10, 2010, at Martin’s Beverly Hills home.

The former lovebirds exchanged vows in front of around 120 guests including Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington. However, their marriage started falling apart less than two years after they said “I do.” Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs in April 2012 citing irreconcilable differences. He also asked for joint physical and legal custody of their daughters.

Iyanna's parents were married from 2010 to 2012
Iyanna’s parents were married from 2010 to 2012

We have often witnessed celebrity couples fail to give time to their children after divorce even if they ask for joint physical custody of their children. However, Martin and Shamicka’s case is a little different. They were able to keep their differences aside and unite for their children.

The former-pair raised their kids jointly. They had decided not to be an absent mother or father to their kids irrespective of their personal issues.

Iyanna Faith Lawrence Net Worth

Lawrence is yet to kick start a professional career of her own. So, until now, she hasn’t earned significantly. However, being a celebrity kid, we can say she has lived quite a lavish life so far. Her father Martin has a whopping net worth of $110 million.

He has earned the most of his fortune from his acting career followed by business investments and endorsements. The 55-year-old German-born comedian previously owned a mansion in Beverly Hills which he sold for a staggering $17.2 million. Later on, he spent $6.63 million on a property in Encino, Los Angeles.

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