Martin Lawrence, 54, escorts fiancée Roberta Moradfar, 38, and daughter Jasmine, 23, to Bounce Trumpet Awards in LA

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Comedian Martin Lawrence’s fiancée Roberta Moradfar and eldest daughter Jasmine cheered him on as he received the Luminary trophy at the 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards inside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Wednesday.

At 54, the German-born, Maryland-raised star is 16 years older than the aesthetics nurse practitioner – whom he popped the question to way back on March 31, 2017.

Martin dazzled the red carpet in a black velvet tuxedo over a matching turtleneck and patent leather loafers.  

Leading ladies: Comedian Martin Lawrence’s fiancée Roberta Moradfar (L) and eldest daughter Jasmine (R) cheered him on as he received the Luminary trophy at the 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards inside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Wednesday

Martin – who boasts 6.4M social media followers – later gushed on Instagram: ‘Tonight was special. Much love to God, family & fans.’

Meanwhile, the Duke University alum – turning 24 next month – is The Beach Bum actor’s only child from his first marriage to Miss Virginia Pat Smith which ended in 1997.

Lawrence is also father to teenage daughters – Iyanna Faith, 19; and Amara Trinity, 17 – with estranged second wife Shamicka Gibbs, whom he filed for divorce from in 2012.  

Wedding plans? At 54, the German-born, Maryland-raised star is 16 years older than the aesthetics nurse practitioner - whom he popped the question to way back on March 31, 2017

The former Fox sitcom star next reprises his role as Miami police inspector Marcus Burnett opposite Will Smith in the long-awaited three-quel Bad Boys for Life, which hits US/UK theaters January 17.

‘It was perfect. Just the respect we have for each other and the love we have for each other and we both wanna win and I don’t think nobody wants to win bigger than this guy here,’ Martin said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday.

‘We hadn’t really done anything in [years] so there was a little concern, you know, how will it be with the chemistry? But literally the first moment on stage, like, that first moment connecting, it was right back.’

Directing duo Adil El Arbi + Bilall Fallah’s action cop comedy also features Joe Pantoliano, Vanessa Hudgens, and DJ Khaled. 

Hitting US/UK theaters January 17! The former Fox sitcom star next reprises his role as Miami police inspector Marcus Burnett opposite Will Smith in the three-quel Bad Boys for Life
Martin said on The Ellen Show on Wednesday: ‘We hadn’t really done anything in [years] so there was a little concern, you know, how will it be with the chemistry? But literally the first moment on stage, like, that first moment connecting, it was right back

The first two flicks Bad Boys (1995) and Bad Boys II (2003) received mixed reviews but still managed to amass $414.7M at the global box office.

Lawrence then kicks off his 29-date Lit AF Tour on January 31 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Speaking of stand-up comedians from Maryland, Emmy winner Wanda Sykes suited up to host for the 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards. 

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer donned a sharp plaid tuxedo and black topper to receive the Excellence in Entertainment Award for his 30-year career.

Black-ish starlet Marsai Martin might only be 15 years old, but she dazzled the red carpet in a caped polka-dot dress to receive the Rising Star Award.

Capes were a popular choice on Wednesday with both civil rights leader Xernona Clayton in sequins and Daytime Emmy nominee Tichina Arnold in purple.

Meanwhile, Daytime Emmy winner Niecy Nash served presenting duties in a cleavage-boosting black velvet gown featuring feathered straps.

Curly mane! Speaking of stand-up comedians from Maryland, Emmy winner Wanda Sykes suited up to host for the 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards

Curly mane! Speaking of stand-up comedians from Maryland, Emmy winner Wanda Sykes suited up to host for the 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards

GQ smooth: Comedian Cedric the Entertainer donned a sharp plaid tuxedo and black topper to receive the Excellence in Entertainment Award for his 30-year career

GQ smooth: Comedian Cedric the Entertainer donned a sharp plaid tuxedo and black topper to receive the Excellence in Entertainment Award for his 30-year career

Chic! Black-ish starlet Marsai Martin might only be 15 years old, but she dazzled the red carpet in a caped polka-dot dress to receive the Rising Star Award

Chic! Black-ish starlet Marsai Martin might only be 15 years old, but she dazzled the red carpet in a caped polka-dot dress to receive the Rising Star Award

Tiara time! Capes were a popular choice on Wednesday with both civil rights leader Xernona Clayton in sequins
Martin alum! Capes were a popular choice on Wednesday with Daytime Emmy nominee Tichina Arnold in purple

Werrrrk! Capes were a popular choice on Wednesday with both civil rights leader Xernona Clayton (L) in sequins and Daytime Emmy nominee Tichina Arnold (R) in purple

Ample charms: Daytime Emmy winner Niecy Nash served presenting duties in a cleavage-boosting black velvet gown featuring feathered straps

Ample charms: Daytime Emmy winner Niecy Nash served presenting duties in a cleavage-boosting black velvet gown featuring feathered straps

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