Martin Lawrence made some comments about the sexual harassment suit his “Martin” co-star Tisha Campbell filed against him that “shocked” her, but it’s all love between the two. Get the latest, plus peep flicks of the Bad Boys For Life Hollywood premiere inside…
Martin Lawrence (above alongside his fianceé Roberta Moradfar) and Will Smith have been heavy on the promo trail for their newly released action thriller, Bad Boys 3.
The “Martin” star recently chopped it up with GQ magazine where he revealed the real reason why he walked away from his epic comedy series.
“Well, how can I say this? It just was time to end,” the comedian/actor told the magazine.
The 54-year-old funnyman was then asked if his decision to end the series, which ran from 1992 to 1997, had anything to do with the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former on-screen girlfriend Tisha Campbell, who played Gina Waters, filed against him in 1997. In short, yes.
“Yeah. Because none of that was true. It was all a lot of bullsh*t,” he responded. “Just whoever’s side it was, it was bullsh*t,” he continued.
The suit was settled out of court.
”We don’t need to talk about something that just didn’t happen. So I just decided to walk away from the show. I just decided to end it. People said that I got canceled, but that wasn’t the case. I decided to just leave the show,” he explained.
Despite the suit, he said he still had love for Tisha.
“I love Tisha. I’ve seen her then and now, now and then, always with nothing but love. I have nothing but love for her, and I always have,” he shared.
Yesterday, Tisha Campbell reacted to her former co-star’s comments during an appearance on “The Talk.” She said she was “shocked” by his comments, so she hit him up to find out what’s really good.
“I can’t go into much detail about the past because there was a confidentiality agreement, so the gag order says no. But, what I can say is… I was actually kind of shocked,” she told the daytime talk show hosts. “I hit him [Lawrence] up. He called me within a minute… He was like, ‘Don’t read into what it is, there’s a lot of people that’s trying to bring up the past, and trying to make it news today. But, you know T, we’re good. I love you. I love your family.’”
Again, she can’t say too much about the suit, but they have since reconciled since the suit. You’ll recall, Martin & Tisha (along with “Martin” alum Tichina Arnold) reunited and went out to lunch last year, which started reboot rumors. However, it wasn’t about a reboot, it was about a “re-connection,” she said.
”We got to talk about everything. Again, I’m not going to go into details, because I want to respect his privacy and I want to respect mine. But I will say, by the end of it, it was nothing but laughter and healing. And I got a chance to experience that. And I’m so glad that we’re in a good place right now.”
Good for them.
Peep the clip below:
After her appearance, Marty Mar hopped on Instagram to show Tisha more love and she responded:
“Regardless of the past or any misrepresentation of it in the press, I have nothin but love for Tisha then and now,” he wrote in the caption of a “Martin” promo pic that featured the both. “We are good and always will be! #teammartymar #yougogirl”
“YOU GO BOY My fam fo life!,” Tisha wrote in the comments.
At the premiere….
It was a total family affair for Bad Boys For Life homies Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as the stars were joined by their kids during the Hollywood premiere of their new film that held at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
The Aladdin star had his sons, Jaden & Trey Smith, by his side.
By the way, Jaden is featured on two tracks for the Bad Boys For Life soundtrack, “The Hottest” and “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life) (Remix),” also featuring The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin.
And Marty Mar had his daughters – Iyanna Faith Lawrence, Jasmine Page Lawrence, Amara Trinity Lawrence – along with his fiance Roberta Moradfar by his side.
What’s good Queen Latifah?! We wonder how she’s feeling now that she and her partner Eboni Nichols are new mothers.
Like A Boss actress Tiffany Haddish had all eyes on her when she showed up on the carpet in a lime green jumpsuit. We recently chopped it up with the YBF actress where she explained how stand-up comedy feels like masturbation to her. In case you missed, check it out HERE.
Actress LisaRaye showed up on the scene in her signature all white everything. A few months ago, she was in the headlines when she publicly blamed Tisha Campbell’s estranged husband Duane Martin for sabotaging marriage to Michael Misick.
“Empire” star Vivica A. Fox kept it fierce, per usual. There were rumors about an “Empire” spin-off that would be centered around her on-screen sister Taraji P. Henson’s character Cookie Lyon. Deets on that HERE.
“Euphoria” star Storm Reid worked his Balmain suit, styled by Jason Bolden.
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Serving up coupledom vibes…
Rappers T.I. and Snoop Dogg made it date night with their wives, Tiny Harris & Shante Broadas, respectively.
Sans her man Quavo, raptress Saweetie struck a pose when she hit the carpet.
Autotune King T-Pain was in the mix.
Singers Khalid & QUIN came out to check out the film.
Actor Lakeith Stanfield – who’s starring opposite Issa Rae in The Photograph – stopped for a flick.
“Stranger Things”/”New Edition Story” actor Caleb McLaughlin rocked an edgy ‘fit for the premiere.
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Garcelle Beauvais is reuglar in these LA streets. Lately, she has been all wrapped up in love with her new beau screenwriter Michael Elliot.
Lady and the Tramp star Yvette Nicole Brown was smiles before checking out the action film.
“black-ish” Kenya Barris was in the mix. He has been being accused of colorism due to the cast of his upcoming Netflix series, “Black Excellence. Find out why folks are upset HERE.
Former NFL star Emmitt Smith made it a date night with his wife Patricia Southall.
And so did comedian/actor Keegan-Michael Key and his wife Elisa Key.
Sans her BAE Jeezy, “The Real” co-host Jeannie Mai popped up on the scene in all pink. The retired rapper threw her a bomb birthday bash recently. Go inside HERE.
And former “BBW” star Laura Govan hit the carpet in this…dress.
Bad Boys For Life is in theaters NOW!