By Sandra Rose  | 

Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin

TV couple Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin have called time on their 20-year marriage. The actors, who are parents to two sons, have called it quits and filed for divorce.

"After 27 years of being together and two amazing children, it pains me to announce that I've filed for divorce," a statement from the actress to People.com reads. "It's an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family."

Duane, 53, and Tisha, 49, owed tens of thousands of dollars to the IRS and money troubles plagued the couple's marriage.

Duane has yet to comment on the split.

The couple wed in 1996.

The shock divorce news comes two years after the pair filed for bankruptcy, revealing a $15 million debt.

The stars' assets at the time included $65,000 in real estate and $248,000 in personal property.

Photo by Jesse Grant / Getty Images

  • pecancandy

    They still look so young

  • Evillene

    So sad. They were one of my favorite Hollywood couples. Financial hardship can take a devastating toll on a marriage. I wish them both well as they uncouple. Who knows, maybe they will get back together someday.

  • SG

    Divorce is sad . Especially when children are involved.

  • pure_rachet

    I never thought she was pretty. I saw her in person and she is super beautiful! Couldn't believe my eyes! Sad they are splitting.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Hey ??

    Did you get legal advice? He pay u? Started interviewing? Wishing you a speedy turnaround
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  • justlooking
  • NorthDeKalb

    The first thought they came to my mind was her recent reconciliation with Martin Lawrence.

  • MsPam

    So what, Duane can spend more time with Will, plus he has more money than Tisha ever will. ????

  • Coco_Butter

    Not surprised Tisha has been working here and there by Diane has been living off the allowance Will gives him lol

  • Elle

    Nooooo! They were one of those couples you root for! They seemed so connected and bonded! I remember one interview he did waaaay back in the day and he was asked about divorce rumors..he said "I'll rather kill her than let someone else have her"..but like in such a romantic way LOL! Ugh!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Duane Martin(Whom I met at a D'angelo concert) was super friendly and seem to be a cool non egotistic person.
    Now I found it VERY strange that Tisha would be on board for a Martin Reboot, after the horrid details that she stated went on during virtually ALL the seasons that "Martin" was in production. Plus the #Metoo movement currently going on.. Maybe this was the final nail in the coffin.

    I felt really bad when Duane Martin was recast as Tia Mowry's husband a few years ago, in the now defunct sitcom "Instant Mom". I thought he would have been perfect for that role.

  • JRock

    Like I said before, she's divorcing before she starts getting those Martin checks again. As a woman who has experienced sexual harassment, I feel a certain negative type of way about Tisha. I said the same thing about the women who kept getting sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein yet they kept going back to his hotel room. I am side-eyeing your story of sexual harassment and don't believe it to be credible. So because Tisha is post-bankruptcy and needs a check she is kissing all over Martin. The same guy who supposedly sexually harassed her so bad that she didn't want to live. Girl bye. I won't be watching this Martin reboot anyway. Fake ass people. Back to the divorce, I guess ole girl got tired of sharing him with Will Smith. I don't get it though because she goes both ways as does Jada so why they always crying foul on the play and unnecessary roughness when their men get with other men?

  • hottlanta

    Kill her than let someone else have her in a romantic way. Let me turn to my ID Channel now and look at Fatal Vows.

  • hottlanta

    I root for all couples I don't pick and choose who is gonna make it and who isn't. The one's who you think are gonna make it don't and the one's you think who aren't gonna make it do. I guess they need to be like Bey and Jay pimp their marriage and make an album.

  • hottlanta

    She used to dress her azz off on Martin. Gina was fierce. How you doing lady. How is your health.

  • hottlanta

    Staying in a unloving marriage is even sadder. Especially when children are involved.

  • Ms Thang

    ????

  • kekeb

    Wow this is sad news. But, they know what's best for them. I wish them both well.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    The #1 thing that breaks up a couple: money.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    What did she say about Martin? I missed that.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Sad to hear this

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ion know but Tisha looking good these days slay..... https://youtu.be/eiteVi3b6Zk

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tisha filed a sexual harassment suit claiming Martin made sexual advances toward her from the VERY beginning of the first season to the last fifth season. Tisha said in the bed scenes, Martin would be FULL at attention rubbing up against her in bed,groped her,.In kissing scenes he would slip his tongue down her throat. She complained to the executives and producers and told them to STOP putting her in bed scenes with Martin. But they kept doing it anyway. Finally she got fed up and refused to film anymore scenes with him..

    Btw Martin always had a crush on Tisha. Which is the reason she was cast in the role in the first place. Some say they even had a fling. But when Tisha got engaged to Duane then ultimately married him. Martin made things VERY uncomfortable for her on the set and things got intense. Then he married a Tisha Campbell lookalike..

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    That's interesting.especially since she reconciled with Martin Lawrence

  • Coy little wink

    But Martin is married...isn't he?

    My coworker says they used to mess around before she married and Martin couldn't handle it...that's why she quit

  • Sylvia Jones

    Showwwwwww did.......lookalike forehead and all...and Tisha slept with Martin after they were on house party...then Martin show came out...and he picked her for his lead lady..they.were smashing!!!!

  • pure_rachet

    In real life she looks magnificent! My health is the same but mental health in the gutter. Got an interview tomorrow. Thank you for asking!

  • pure_rachet

    He paid but won't give check stubs and stays acting a dikk. Best believe I went straight to the labor commission and filed 2 complaints and got a free taco at union station. Still hasn't given tax docs. I have interview tomorrow. Thanks for your thoughts!

  • pure_rachet

    I already had lawyers but they can't do anything. If he can't pay my measly wages, he can't pay a settlement though I'd win.

  • HalleMerry

    SIGH.TiSha and Tichina can real life sing! No need for auto-tunes.

  • Jussjess25

    Omg auntie, them people in thier 50’s?? I cannot believe it. Im shocked

  • Jussjess25

    Me too

  • hottlanta

    Chile prayers going up. Roses did the Soul Train line for Dr.Lil Hots, PhD (she reminds me everyday) they will do the same for you. A lost job is an opportunity for a new job. I know about that all toooo well.

  • hottlanta

    Insurance.

  • NorthDeKalb

    As far as I know he is. If what you’re saying is true, then it makes even more sense. But I’ve never heard that before.

  • Scromes1212

    I don't think he is married anymore.

  • bemetoo

    they look good for their age ,,,the look a least 40

  • Overpower Radio

    When I think of Tisha Campbel and the title "I don't wanna be alone tonight" I think of Spike Lee's School Daze.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Tisha Campbell can't sing for ?.

  • pure_rachet

    He had me on 1099 till September. The most I can get is unemployment ?but whatever, wish me luck for tomorrow. God has my back always. Apparently roses have my back too! Thanks!

  • pure_rachet

    I’ll find you after the interview

  • Solstice

    Prayers going up for you girl!! It’s going to be a glorious year. Hang in there ????????

  • datjerk

    Yes they can!

  • Patricia

    i find it all believable. men are pigs ESPECIALLY when they have money and power. they are usually crazy as all hell.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    sure can.... they both look great too ...... I likeTisha new song ?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Eddie Murphy can't either!! He tried singing several times. Poor thang. I hope he learned one person just Doesn't have All the talents.

  • Pebbles

    Why would she want to be around some she made all those accusations against?

    Then smiled hugging with the one she accused of sexual harassment in the publicity photo.

    All I’m saying it’s strange.....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    hey bew ? how have you been

  • Moon Lee

    Tisha is also ill on a regular basis. She has a auto immune disease of the lungs. Same one Bernie Mac had. My Aunt has this, and depression and anxiety are all factors in dealing with the disease. Steroids is one of the main medications for treatment.

  • PinkGucci

    Beyonce and Jay is next!!!! Beyonce is just waiting for the perfect time where the news is clear of any major bs...to announce it so all eyes would be focus on their divorce! I know B ain’t staying with jay funny looking self after cheating on her....she just waiting in silence...I feel it

  • Darkandlovely617?

    So sorry that you are enduring this mess ??

    Rock the interview!

  • deanya

    Lol yeah she ain't going nowhere

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I kinda figured something was up when I recently saw Tisha and Martin Lawrence cheek kiss.....I was like, Ummm...after all these years and accusations........

  • Nonya Bizness

    My ex husband told me the same thing. We've been divorced since 98 lol.

  • Sircaput

    I had the Eddie Murphy "So Happy" album and I used to listen to it well there was a song I liked on it. One day before school I was listening to the song , got to school and three people had died that day, I couldn't listen to that album anymore after that.

  • Starsky Willows

    You can do bad by yourself...

  • Starsky Willows

    She looking good because she dropping dead weight.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ??"My girl wants to party all the time, party all the time, party all the timmmme!"?? lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Amen .... Better say it.... Best feeling in the world ... Tisha glowing ?

  • free

    baby, he tried it lol.

  • Starsky Willows

    okayyyyyyyyyyy!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    He tried so hard, like bone-thugs-n-harmony said. Lol

  • WutizstillHERE!

    This is how living above your means and talent end up. Especially if you don't have good investment strategies and just blowing dough..

  • Owww76

    Martin is engaged, his fiancee' was the one that started those Martin reboot rumors.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    awwww.....well at least now he and Will can live in they TRUTH. -_-

  • Kemi

    Sad to read this. Mismanagement of money/ financial issues can dissolve a marriage. I figure that’s why she wants to work with Martin again. Hope they have a civil divorce.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Help...me understand this, How do you acquire $15 million in debt., but only have assets of less than half a million $313,000? That's Pay Day Loans math....

  • Phillybruh

    She's going have to cut him a check for the rest of his life.

  • Phillybruh

    They a business man, like the Clintons. Power is what keeps them together they probably sleep in different rooms..lol

  • Phillybruh

    She was the dead weight.

  • sunni_daze

    Well, this Martin reboot is right on time

  • sunni_daze

    Yes, yes it is

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Yup, and his first wife looks like she can be Tisha C sister.....That pretty much confirmed all our suspicions about them messing around because since he couldn't have Tisha, he got a woman that looked dam near just like her....The chemistry they had on set was fire.....I dam near wanted to believed they were a real couple with that kind of chemistry....I know real life married couples who don't have 1/10th of chemistry and connections as they had pretending to have.....

  • justlooking

    She looks better than she has in the past, but I get a sense she is something else. SHE is not a home body and she hangs with a ROUGH crew.

  • SpillyNillie

    Yeeees for the children!

    My son LOVES to dance. I'm wondering if I should put him in dance classes. He also plays basketball and football and signed up to take theater when he enters the 6th grade. My dad and his dad would probably have a fit if I did!

  • Ni Ni

    If Tisha is doing the Martin reboot, i hope her acting has improved. Her high-pitched screeching talking voice gets on my nerves. I like her singing voice though.

  • Ni Ni

    She gots to be broke to go back.

  • Mischelle

    Tell me about it...I'm in that boat now. Financially mature and he is NOT. Lord help me

  • Yardgirl

    I think it could be a financial decision. Her last show Dr. Ken was decent and she had a lead role, but it's now canceled and there just aren't enough roles for AA women. With all of the successful reboots, it has to be tempting!!

  • Dowoop

    If it is serious, then you take control of the finances. If you saving for something, cut what needs to be saved from his paycheck immediately and let him have fun with the rest.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I say do it... Let him express himself ... Dancing and staying active is a very good way in helping grow and create... These babies now are so creative and colorful ... Expression through art is a gift ... Embrace it... Kiss that little one for me... ? sending much love

  • Kemi

    In the beginning of my marriage, it was a big financial adjustment cos my hubby was not really into saving every penny. Some men are wired that way. I was frugal with our spending and took charge of our savings for the sake of our future. He’s doing better now with saving money. Every marriage is different and it’s best to find a common ground with your spouse.

  • Mischelle

    I have control of my own but my problem is his lack of drive so I'm left paying for the bulk of things.

  • Lanegra??

    Yea she is from Camden. I can't remember the actress's name right now but the one that plays Tasha in the Tyler Perry movies use to baby sit her. lol

  • Mischelle

    Same with mine..we actually shared a bank account but I was all about discipline and he got tired of it and wanted separate bank accounts. Now he needs my help b/c he sucks at money management. I recommend all engaged couples to attend a money management class before those nuptials. You can save yourself so much trouble. We're 11 years in and while I continue to increase, he is stagnant. Lazy and no drive.

  • Lanegra??

    I'm not surprised. When I read about Bobby's financials and how much money him and Whitney had in the 90s and blew through smh. I'm glad celebrities are getting better with their finances because those 90s celebrities all had some trash accountants.

  • Lanegra??

    I was waiting on this comment. LMAO thanks

  • Shawty

    Wow...sad to see this. Hope they will be fine.

  • SpillyNillie

    Thanks Jen!

  • Dowoop

    Now there is difference between not having the finances because you are lazy and spending like you have no sense. For me, a man without an income and no drive to get one is the same as a child i am caring for. Something will have to change. I'm all for helping a brother when he is down but he got to want to help himself.

  • Gloria

    This is my issue as well! I am the bread winner in the relationship and it sucks. He is perfect in every other way but ain't got no money like that ??

  • Lanegra??

    Glad I'm not the ONLY one that thought that. I was like what is this? This isn't the choreography lol . I still liked it though

  • Elle

    LOL! It was a jokey joke in the 90's. Those situations, however, are not. Peace and Love.

  • Tre

    sad

  • Kemi

    Money management class should be a prerequisite before saying your I do’s. Even though, we both have successful careers, it never hurt to save for our future generation. See if marriage counseling can turn things around in your marriage. I wish you all the best!?

  • Elle

    Oh no! Glad you are well (seeing you got out and can see the humor in my and your comments). But yeah, I don't want to make light of real life tragic domestic situations..reading his full interview, you could just tell he was very smitten with her. Peace and Love!

  • Ni Ni

    That's my song though lol

  • RaginB

    Asking for privacy after PUBLICLY announcing it?....

  • Monique B

    She allow him to touch her money in which he many bad investment, now 15 millions in debt. I'll would've been DIVORCE HIM

  • Just here4 the comments

    seriously???

  • V Dubb

    Ditto

  • hi-liter

    People only associateTisha with Martin, but I loved her in my Wife and Kids. I think a lot of people forget she did that show, and it was very successful on ABC network. I wonder how much she was making an episode for that show.....both Martin and My wife and Kids are in syndication so she does have income....Duane was doing Kevin Hart's reality show on BET, don't know what happened with that.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love this song!!!

  • Guest

    No Tisha is older. Tasha, which is her real name, says when she was in school Tisha Campbell came to talk to them or something. She was a huge fan because Tisha was a home town girl who made it in acting. They talked afterwards and Tisha agreed to come over her house and she was afraid roaches would come out. Cute story. I think they’re still friends or associates. That’s what Tasha said on Wendy Williams.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp... I hope they settled all of their debts before getting divorced. I'm interested to see who Duane goes out with next...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oops wrong post my bad.... Tisha be jamming gal I see her ...

  • BingBangBoom

    I bet this has something to do with her working with Martin Lawrence again. Wasn't she with Duane when all that mess with her and Martin went down in the 90s? Didn't he tell her to quit the show the first time?

  • ???TheRider???

    Y'all need to go to YT and find the video "How Could it Be" by him. He's trying so hard to be serious, but all you can do is laugh your ass off!! Trust!!

  • ???TheRider???

    Chile, Rick James in the video with a blonde Jheri Curl wig was the funniest ish!

  • Kimberly King

    Girl ! lmaoooo

  • Kimberly King

    Aw man ....... they've been together for so long. He was in lots of movies from the 90's... He was pretty funny in Woo! I can definitely see why money problems would cause them to move forward with a divorce. I was tripping when she was on twitter announcing it, but turned around and asked for privacy. Gina, Please!

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • imright

    I ....I ...I... I’m still here !!!

  • imright

    Duane doesnt care he has Will ??????

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Right!! Lol. And he co signing that isht like it was good!!??

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol. It's cool if that's your jam

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I was just about to comment on that, too. I think you're on to something..

  • Renee26

    Sad

  • Renee26

    Well she needs the money soooo

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    Real Husbands of Hollywood

  • Lanegra??

    Dammm i had that all wrong thanks ?????

  • KcoolMuziq

    But Eddie "tried singing" Murphy had a top ten hit with "Party All The Time".

  • Desiree Edwards

    I think their marriage was over long ago. She just got the courage to pull the plug!

  • Blue

    Awww man.

  • KarmaBackAround

    The marriage been over when he couldn't find work..its only so much a woman will keep enduring..not to mention the reality tv curse lives on!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Ha! Husband said her black ass should've married martin..least she'll still be financially stable ??

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And still Can't sing!!!

  • datATLboi

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....I liked them together...does anyone stay together anymore

  • KcoolMuziq

    I love when people that can’t sing themselves try to call other people out on their vocal abilities. ?

  • Trace da Ace

    well damn....maybe the money problem played a HUGE part in this....oh well....hope neither is asking for alimony cause don't see that happening, especially with the bankruptcy and all....hey, question.....what was the latest acting gig that Dwayne has had....not counting his stint on Kevin Harts show.....

  • KarmaBackAround

    ???? probably above the rim...but naw it was all of us with Lisa raye

  • Monique B

    Yes you are right she has a twin her name is Sidra Smith

  • Monique B

    He's gonna want half of that dough. Remember L.A everything is /

  • Monique B

    He should've learn from WILL SMITH, HOW TO MANAGE HE'S MONEY

  • Trace da Ace

    dammmnnnnnn.....you took me back with above the rim......i feel sooo old!!!!

  • Kemi

    Hahahahaha!!! Damn true. Don’t wanna think them 2

  • IamAllnatural

    ?????

  • JRock

    So Tisha is asking for spousal support from Duane. Ummm, does he even work other than being Will Smith's lover? So Tisha, girl, in other words you want Will Smith to pay you spousal support? Only in America LOL.

  • sunni_daze

    But maybe not, if the divorce is final before the deal is signed for the show. She gonna have to get tricky and low down to keep her coins.

  • angrysolo

    i don’t root for no relationship demise

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    i think bet wanted another season but hart doesnt have time to do it! he getting that tour and hollywood money!

  • hi-liter

    Okay.....I was wondering what happened with that. Yeah, he too BIG for BET.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Damnnnnnnnnnn Ginaaaaaaaaaa! I wonder what was the straw that broke the camel back. It damn sure wasnt the rumor Duane was sleeping with Will Smith ????

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Money problem in black couples, doesn't matter broke or celebs will end in divorce. I think they are still togheter but for the safe of sudden debts....

    Hollywood caused this I am sure..

  • Liah

    Damn ???!!!!

  • Guest

    Agreed. They were together for almost three decades, 30 whole years and now they want a divorce? I loved them on the ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood.’

  • Guest

    People should be required to get a certificate, tested for mental illness and s3xually transmitted diseases before being allowed credit, marriage and children. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to learn how not to live above your means. I refuse to have bad credit. I pay my bills on time all the time. Some people just hate paying bills but will spend their last on some 300 dollar pair of Jordans or human hair. If you don’t want to pay bills then become a minimalist.

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  • Kemi

    I agree with you to an extent. I think money management should be taught at home also. Financial responsibility should be a priority taught at home. For example, my husband came from a background of lavish spending and I came from a background of vigilant spending. When our worlds collided, it was a big financial shift. He had to learn how to save. And not depend solely on inheritance cos nothing in life is guaranteed. When I leave this earth, I want to make sure my children are financially established. That’s why our savings, investments and bonds will remain intact.

  • ImWoke

    Duane’s net worth is 15-17 million. He owns some type of sports recruiting agency. He also is a luxury real estate investor. So his income at this time is probably greater than her and that’s why she’s requesting spousal support

  • pure_rachet

    It was with a recruiter and went well. Thanks!

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    After the Neely's I don't believe any public relationship, hell most of the private relationships ain't hitting on much either.

  • EMILY POST

    He hasn't been acting in awhile so I imagine navigating through such a fickle industry has to be difficult on a marriage because he was in a lot of movies and projects when they started out. Maybe they can work it out.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tisha was making way more money with "My Wife And Kids" than she ever made on anything else.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    It's a known fact that Duane is gay, living a down low lifestyle for years.

  • Queen B

    I think he got upset that Gina is doing this reboot with Martin. After all, he's the one that made her file a sexual harassment report which ultimately end the show. Gina is trying to get her groove back, she gotta song out and a video lol and he doesn't like it. They are low on funds and she had to step up

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ??
    You good? Just on the check in ?

  • pure_rachet

    been ok, finally doing my skills test today. Thanks for checking!