— ESSENCE (@Essence) February 22, 2018
Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin have been married for over 20 years. With two handsome sons, Tisha and Duane served as a great example of long-lasting marriages in Hollywood. Campbell-Martin took to Twitter to announce that she filed for a divorce after being married to Duane for 22 years.
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
While no couple is perfect, it’s hard to believe that Tisha and Duane are ending their marriage after being together for practically 3 decades. The couple married in August of 1996. While married for 22 years, they have been together for 27 years. Of course, no marriage is perfect and couples have their issues. However, when seeing them out, they both appeared to be so happy as they were often photographed holding hands and wearing smiles. In August of 2016, the couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. The couple spoke with Black Doctor and shared what kept their marriage going.
It’s a lot of laughter, it’s a lot of understanding, it’s a lot of — you know — letting the other person be who they are, explained Tisha to Black Doctor. We always have very positive people around us. People who are opinion leaders, people who hold us accountable for own actions. We really take that seriously.
Laughter definitely appeared to be prevalent in their marriage. Most of us know Campbell-Martin as our beloved Gina from Martin. Fans were reminded of her comedic side when she joined Real Husbands If Hollywood as she played Duane’s wife. Their interactions were adorable and fun to watch as they seemed to enjoy each other’s company. When the Martins spoke with Black Doctor, they spoke about the importance of dating and liking your spouse. After being married for 10 years, they both acknowledged that they loved each other. Despite the love being there,Tisha spoke about the importance of liking your mate.
I just told my husband, ‘You love me, I love you. That’s a given… I want you to like me,’ Tisha Campbell-Martin said. We’re in a whole new sexy phase where it’s like, ‘I want to be your girlfriend,’ she said, flashing a wide smile. I’m his girlfriend right now and he likes me.
Tisha Campbell-Martin is pretty active on social media. At her surprise birthday party in October, she shared a photo of herself and Duane with their son, Xen. That was the last photo she shared of them together as Campbell-Martin has been actively perusing her musical career. Tisha has a new single out entitled I Don’t Wanna Be Alone as she created a dance competition for her social media followers to dance to her song. Tisha nor Duane have shared their reasons for ending their marriage, however, they stated that they’ll always remain a family.
Calling all #solodancers and #dance crews !! Me and @tophatro the #choreographer are looking for the best dancer(s) that can have fun or show me whatcha got!!! Dance to my new single “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone” feat. @richthekid Don’t have to be perfect just have fun! I will take the shirt off my back and give it to you! #thataintnodamnpuppy sweatshirt Signed and delivered and also FaceTime the winner or winners!! Make sure you tag me in your video and hashtag #idontwannabealone #repost #tishacampbellmartin