Eddie Murphy will soon have a baseball team’s worth of kids! According to a spokeswoman, the 54-year-old comedian is expecting his ninth kid on Thursday with Paige Butcher, his 36-year-old partner of four years.
Murphy has been a daddy for almost three decades. He’s very into it, too. He reportedly maintains pictures of all his children on a shelf in his Beverly Hills residence, according to a 2011 Rolling Stone profile. It has to be a sizable shelf! He previously fathered five children with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy, a daughter with the late Spice Girl Mel B, a son with Tamara Hood Johnson, and another son with Paulette McNeely.
These are Eddie Murphy’s five kid moms.
This 36-year-old Australian model, who is only a decade older than Murphy’s senior-most progeny, Eric, bonded with Murphy’s 25-year-old model daughter Bria on the beach. Since she began modeling at age 15, Butcher has adorned the covers of magazines and starred in films including “Big Momma’s House 2,” which starred Murphy’s dependable co-star and friend Martin Lawrence. The couple has generally avoided discussing their relationship’s specifics.
Nicole, 47, Eddie’s ex-wife, is also a model. Their marriage lasted from 1993 till 2006. Strangely enough, the marriage survived for the next nine years despite Murphy’s 1997 drive with a transsexual prostitute (he was apparently merely giving her a ride). Later, she was romantically linked to Nick Cannon after being five years engaged to NFL star Michael Strahan. Nicole said, “Eddie and I are friends; he’s the father of my babies, so we speak to one other and have a nice relationship and I believe that’s crucial when you have children involved,” in 2012 when she appeared on the reality series “Hollywood Exes.” Together, she and Eddie have five kids.
Murphy’s most well-known romance to date was with Scary Spice Mel B in 2006. Angel, their 8-year-old daughter, is their child. Brown doesn’t have happy memories of her pregnancy. Mel B. claimed that viewers of her reality show “Mel B: It’s A Scary World” had called her a gold-digger and claimed that she had conceived the child on purpose. It was an awful moment. But after matters with Stephen Belafonte’s husband became tense last year, the former couple’s contacts are said to have improved.
Tamara Hood Johnson
Johnson is so obscure that when Murphy’s ex sued a production firm in 2013 for allegedly taking the idea for “Hollywood Exes” from her, many media sources confused her with Tamara Johnson-George, Taj from the R&B group SWV. Christian Murphy, an actor who starred in “Cougars, Inc.” in 2011, is the couple’s only child.
Paulette McNeely is without a doubt Murphy’s most reserved ex. Although she was linked to Murphy in 1989, probably at the height of his fame, little is known about the mother of Murphy’s oldest son, Eric, who is 26. The couple’s romance, though, seems to have ended quickly. In the same year, his daughter Bria was born to Nicole Murphy.
How Many Children Does Eddie Murphy Have?
Eddie Murphy has 10 children.
Who is Eddie Murphy’s wife?
From 1993 to 2006, Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell were wed. Paige Butcher and Murphy have been dating since 2012, and they are engaged in 2018. But he hasn’t married her formally yet.
Eddie Murphy’s Children
Firstborn of Eddie In 1989, Eric was born. He is the child of Paulette McNeely, an actress who was Eddie’s then-girlfriend. Similar to his mother, Eric led a quiet existence away from social media, up until the middle of 2021, when he started dating Martin Lawrence’s daughter Jasmin Lawrence. He’s “over over heels in love” right now.
In a post on July 11, Jasmin shared two photos of the couple with the caption, “Happy birthday, my love! I’m so incredibly blessed to know you, to love you, and to have you by my side.” Murphy added the post to his Instagram story writing, “Thank you baby!! Love You!!”
Eddie’s first daughter Bria was born in 1989, not long after Eric. Despite the fact that Eddie and Nicole Mitchell, his first wife, were just dating at the time of her birth. In addition to appearing in the reality series Hollywood Exes and the 2017 drama Conflict of Interest, Bria has also worked in Hollywood like her father. She is also a founding member of the ArtUS art gallery.
Christian was born in 1990, a little after Eric and Bria were born. He is Eddie’s ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood’s child. Christian maintains a quiet profile on social media, much like his half-brother Eric, and has not caught the acting bug like his siblings.
Shayne Audra Murphy
Eddie and Nicole Mitchell’s third child, Shayne, was born in 1994, a year after her parents were wed. She had an appearance on Hollywood Exes in 2014 alongside her mother and sister Bria and is presently pursuing a modeling career.
Zola Ivy Murphy
Eddie and Nicole Mitchell’s fourth child, Zola, was born in 1999. In 2014, she featured on Hollywood Exes with her mother, Bria, and Shayne. She pursues modeling just like Shayne.
Bella Zahra Murphy
Eddie and Nicole Mitchell’s fifth child, Bella, was born in 2002. She is the family’s last child because her parents split up the following year due to “irreconcilable issues.”
Angel Iris Murphy Brown
On April 3, 2007, her father’s 46th birthday, Angel was born. Spice Girl Melanie Brown, popularly referred to as “Mel B,” is her mother. Eddie questioned if he was the father during Mel B.’s pregnancy, which added drama to Angel’s birth. A DNA test showed he was the father a few months after Angel was born. Mel B initially asserted that Eddie didn’t want to pursue a relationship with his daughter. But soon there were rumours that he was starting to get to know her.
Izzy Oona Murphy
In May 2016, Izzy was born. She is the child of Eddie and Paige Butcher, a model he dated beginning in 2012.
Max Charles Murphy
Max, who was born on November 30, 2018, is the Murphy family’s most recent child. He is Eddie and Paige Butcher’s second child. He took Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s brother who had passed away from leukemia the year before, as his middle name.
Is Eddie Murphy a grandfather?
Yes! Eddie is now a grandfather when his son Miles Murphy and Carly Olivia welcomed their first baby, Evie, on July 2, 2019.
“I really got lucky with my kids,” Eddie Murphy told People magazine in 2016. “There really isn’t a bad one in the bunch, everyone turned out to be really good people.”
Murphy echoed these ideas to the Mirror while promoting his Prime Video film Coming 2 America, “I am so blessed with my kids. I don’t have one bad seed… My kids are so great, normal people – and nobody is like the Hollywood jerk kid. My kids are smart and are trying to do stuff. I am blessed with my kids. I really, really got lucky.”
Where Will We See Eddie Murphy Next?
Eddie Murphy will next play Axel Foley again in the eagerly anticipated Beverly Hills Cop revival.