Eddie Murphy, 54, is expecting his ninth child with girlfriend Paige Butcher


It’s sort of amazing to think of how “undercover” Eddie Murphy is about most of his life. I was reading about him last month, when he came to Washington, DC to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (this recent WaPo interview with Murphy is pretty good), and I was sort of astonished to learn about some of the stuff he’s up to… but quietly. He’s often called a “hermit” or “intensely private,” but the truth is that he’s just not a famewhore. He lives his life and he doesn’t seek attention. He’s incredibly famous but most people just leave him alone.

Anyway, Eddie has been dating Paige Butcher – the leggy blonde in these photos – since 2012. Paige doesn’t seem to be a famewhore either – they get pap’d together sometimes in LA, but I literally know nothing about her and I’m not sure she’s ever said a word about their relationship. She’s still not saying anything… on the record. But “somehow,” the Daily Mail got the exclusive information that Paige and Eddie are expecting. This will be her first child and Eddie’s NINTH CHILD. His ninth child with fifth baby-mama. Whoa. And Eddie is 54 years old, Paige is 36.

Eddie Murphy, 54, is going to be a dad again. The Oscar-nominated actor and his girlfriend, Paige Butcher, 36, will welcome a newborn in May 2016. This will be the comedian’s ninth child, his first with Butcher.

‘He couldn’t be happier. Eddie really is a family man and loves all of his children, so he’s so excited about having another one on the way,’ a source close to the entertainer exclusively told Daily Mail Online.

Murphy fathered five children – Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella – ranging in ages from 26 to 13 with his ex-wife Nicole Murphy, whom he divorced in 2006 after 22 years of marriage. The ‘Dreamgirls’ star also had three children outside of the marriage – a son Eric, 26, by Paulette McNeely; a son, Christian, 25, by Tamara Hood; and a daughter, Angel Iris, 8, by former Spice Girl singer Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown.

‘Even though he has eight children by four different women, they all come together on holidays and for sporting events and hang out at his mansion as one big blended family. All of the children love each other dearly and the women, having all moved on with their own relationships, co-exist very well together,’ the source said.

[From The Daily Mail]

The Daily Mail’s sources also say that Paige is credited with taking Eddie out of his hermit-crab shell a little bit over the past three years, and she’s encouraging him to go back to stand-up (which he hasn’t done in decades). So… huh, I’ll say something nice. At least this isn’t a one night stand or some random hookup. Paige and Eddie have been dating for three years and they obviously care about each other and have a strong foundation. So maybe this isn’t all bad news. Maybe Paige isn’t about to get Mel B’d.


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  1. lisa2 says:

    I had no idea he had that many kids.. I thought he only had the 5 with his ex-wife.. I see some overlapping regarding the children’s ages.


    • notpretentious says:

      I was thinking the same thing, they really kept it quiet.

    • Herewego says:

      Me either, I was trying to add them up and could only count 6. Had no idea he had that many.

      Speaking of pregnancies, the Daily Mail has a very interesting article about a California doctor who says several very well know Hollywood actresses or celebs have had surrogates carry their baby, while they faked being pregnant for nine months and wore prosthetics to convey the pregnancy. The actresses , celebs he said who many were in their 40’s or if younger had a film project or project and didn’t want to carry for nine months. It’s a eye opening article….but he doesn’t tell which celebrities, but he said several of the celeb pregnancies were faux while a surrogate carried, unknown to anyone else but him and the celebrity.

      • LMR15 says:

        And they have the money and can afford it. And its none of our dang business.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        LMR15, you do think it is a bit disturbing if in the future the rich will have the poor have their children have their children just because it is convenient. Because I feel this is where this is going.

      • Cali says:

        Yep, a lot of them do. It’s so silly to hide it and try to pull off these stupid fake bumps. There have been several I was suspicious of…. lol

      • Lurker says:

        Beyonce, we know it was you.

      • Saywhatwhen says:

        Nicole Kidman must have been one of them too. That first child I suspect she didn’t carry.

    • snowflake says:

      Yep, I caught that too.

  2. paolanqar says:

    He firstly should look after the ones he already has.
    Why these women keep having children with men who have been publicly exposed for neglecting their children? A man like that never changes.
    I guess money is the key word.

  3. GreenieWeenie says:

    what does this man have against condoms? Given the spacing with his oldest kids…somebody needs a lesson on how STDs work.

    • Herewego says:

      I wonder the same thing about Hugh Grant… He has yet another woman pregnant I think…someone said his sixth can that be true?

      Also Jude Law.

      Also Simon Cowell, but he only has one, but still it was unplanned and with his friends wife! Who is now his girlfriend babymama.

      Some criticize Leo for serial dating, but at least he’s not dropping babies all over the place with these woman he dates.

    • Saywhatwhen says:

      Lord, all I can think is diseases, diseases.

  4. astrid says:

    This is so wrong. He’ll be 72 when his 9th kids graduates from high school. What kind of father is that? I doubt he’s going to be sitting in bleachers at 70 years old watching his kids play sports or perform. Neglect is my first thought for his kids

    • paranormalgirl says:

      70 isn’t that old. I know plenty of 70 somethings who are more than capable of keeping up with kids. My friend’s dad is 80 and still runs every day and kayaks all summer. He also is there for almost every one of his grandkids games and performances.

      • HadlyB says:

        But thats an exception not a rule for most 70-80 year olds. All of my granparents were sick with something by 70, and between 70-80 only one was active until a few months before she died.

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        I think 65-70ish can still be an active time for people if they have lived a healthy life and haven’t gotten any illness/cancer. But at about the 75 mark, people do (understandably) slow down a bit. IMO, not smart to have a kid past about 55.

    • Bucketbot13 says:

      I don’t have a problem with his age as much as i have a problem with the number of kids he has. No One person should have soo many kids. People may disagree but this just seems ridiculous. Population explosion, people? Two seems fine. Three and Four is the most I can deal with. NINE?And this is not just him, I have a problem with most such families especially in this day and age. The duggar clan just gets on my nerves, I barely click on their posts except out of schadenfreude ( I’m terrible, I know) , and I try not to learn about more such families in the public sphere. I end up being in a bad mood. Gah, I guess I’m there. So ok rant over.

      • byland says:

        I’ve got two older children and am currently pregnant with numbers three and four. We’re not entirely sure whether this will be it, but we don’t think so. We both grew up only children and both, separately, always wanted large familes, so we’ll see.

        But I get what you mean, totally. Eddie should really have learned how to use birth control, oh, about thirty years ago. The two children born after the first with his wife are what really skeeze me out. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve never really been an Eddie Murphy fan.

        On a superficial note, his girlfriend is really pretty. That is all.

      • Bucketbot13 says:

        I understand. I am an only child too. However, I’m not sure today if I even want kids at all, but time will tell.

        Btw, CONGRATS!

    • FingerBinger says:

      70 isn’t that old. People are living much longer these days.

  5. NewWester says:

    Looking at the ages of his children Eddie fathered two children with two other women while married to Nicole? His eldest with Nicole is 26. Then he has a 26 year old son with another woman and then a 25 year old son with someone else. Am I reading that right? He seems like such a prize

    • Joaneu says:

      You are reading that right, NewWester. (and @Meg below) Eddie and his sperm …. get around. He’s not alone: Bobby Brown, Ike Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger … they had two ladies pregnant at the same time. In fact, Arnie’s 4th child with Maria and his love child are only 6 days apart in age. Yep, prizes they are.

      I love Eddie as a comedian but I lost all respect for him on a personal-level after the way he treated Mel B.

      • antipodean says:

        I totally agree, he showed his true mettle in his shameful treatment of Mel B. A classic chase of bait and switch. While Mel B is certainly no angel herself, he led her to believe they were in a committed relationship, got her pregnant, and then denied he was the father, vehemently! She had to carry the child, give birth, and then have a DNA test to prove he was the father. I find it hard to believe that all his past partners get together for gatherings at his mansion. I doubt Mel B would put up with such forced foolery. The saying “there’s no fool like an old fool” fits this occasion perfectly. Eddie, put it away and zip it up, your genes are not that special, and they do not need to be visited on the world repeatedly.

  6. Kath says:

    Overpopulation. A word no-one’s ever allowed to mention, despite the fact that the human population has tripled in my father’s lifetime and we’re crowding out every other living thing.

    Ugh. Selfish turd.

    • Alicia says:

      The human population has tripled in your father’s lifetime due to people simply living longer (due to medical advances). Are older people “selfish turds” for not kicking the bucket at 60 like they used to?

      • Kitten says:

        No but if we know that people are living longer, then shouldn’t we be “making room” for them i.e. NOT procreating like bunnies?

  7. Meg says:

    I had no idea about the three other kids outside of his ex wife and the spice girl. his two oldest are the same age? so he had two women pregnant at the same time? how hugh grant, lil wayne of you

  8. Saphana says:

    “loves all of his children”

    • Joaneu says:

      LMAO!! Spot on.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. He and Hugh Grant need to form a club.

    • Antonym says:

      The SVU episode with John Stamos was just on last weekend and when I read that line in the above post I just pictured Johns character confronted by his 20 kids. “I love all of my kids, and I’m a good dad that’s sends a check each month.” SMH

  9. als says:

    I don’t know how it happens but the women that end up being the ones that get men out of their “hermit-crab shell” are always leggy gorgeous blondes (or brunettes)
    By accident. I am sure.

  10. Naddie says:

    I thought she was in her 20’s.

    • pf says:

      She looks pretty good. And at least she’s admitting her real age, unlike some female celebs out there who are always pretending to be 25. I’m thinking of Billy Joel’s new wife, who looks at least 40.

    • Saywhatwhen says:

      She looks very good at 36. She could be 27 easily.

      • anna says:

        so annoying how we constantly scrutinize women’s looks versus their age. its like its ingrained in our brains to do so

  11. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    Congrats !

    • karen2 says:

      …co-sign much…lol…first photo Ive ever seen of her looking glam…thing is he pobably not too fussed about one more but maybe it makes her happy & he cares about that…I always feel a little sorry for those in that lifestyle..

  12. Barrett says:

    He’s getting kinda old. Wrap it up.

  13. lucy2 says:

    And to think, people and the media gave Kate Winslet such crap for having 3 with different husbands…
    Can you imagine his child support bills?

    • Holmes says:

      That was my first thought. If he were a woman, his career would have been over long, long ago. He’d have been slutshamed to the edge of the galaxy by now.

  14. Betti says:

    He’s never been a famewh#re (thou notorious womanise) and i would love to see him do stand up again but he really should learn to wrap it better.

  15. snowflake says:

    It is such a turnoff to me, men who have all these kids. Its selfish, get a vasectomy. Five kids with his wife, OK, but kids by mistresses at the same time! Ew! Can you imagine if a rich famous woman. Had 9 kids? No one would say oh they all get along great, she loves them and takes care of them. It’d be oh what a whore! So disgusting, no one needs nine kids. All that shows me is that he likes to sleep around with no protection. Gross!

  16. lolamd says:

    Just curious as to why he never does stand up anymore?

    • wow says:

      Probably because he’s BECOME the joke.

    • pf says:

      Because he *used* to be funny.

    • funcakes says:

      I remember when he first started out he was the life of the party on David Letterman. Then he made a return appearance when he became a movie star. He just sat there barely speaking above a whisper letting David do all the work. I could tell Letterman was pissed. I would have stopped the interview and tell him to go f#ck himself.

    • MND says:

      Lost his edge. It happens to a lot of entertainers when they age.

  17. It'sJustBlanche says:

    He looks like her grandpa standing there in his old man tracksuit.

  18. Rice says:

    Reminds me of that Law & Order: SVU episode with John Stamos where his character had all those kids with many different women. His reason was that he “loves all of his kids”. *shudder*

  19. funcakes says:

    We all know Eddie’s planning to ghost her this very minute.

  20. Miran says:

    I was just about to say I wonder if another dna test is in his future after he ditches this one too.

  21. Green Is Good says:

    In other news, Paige Butler just hit the lottery!

  22. FingerBinger says:

    Is 9 all? I thought he had a kid when on Saturday night live.

  23. wow says:

    Ohhhh the shade all up in the first line of this article post. 😂

    Well congrats to them. Paige seem like an alright chick. I’m surprised someone would want to have their first child with someone who already has nine kids, but to each his/her own.

  24. LMR15 says:

    Freaking odd couple.

  25. LMR15 says:

    Freaking odd couple.

  26. Ang says:

    Gross, I loved Eddie as a comedian too, this is a mistake on all levels regardless of his age.

  27. Colette says:

    All his kids get along,they all know each other.His exes get along.He supports his kids.So good for them.

  28. claire says:

    Who the hell needs 9 kids and with 5 mothers, at that?! Eddie Duggar, I guess.

  29. Rachel R. says:

    Surely with all his money he can afford a vasectomy? Gotta be cheaper than the keep fathering kids.

  30. Anon says:

    Don’t worry, the birth rate is slowing down here and in most developed countries. It’s the poorer countries that are having the largest families. I recently read the recession has caused people to stop having kids in the US, or not having them at all since they can’t afford them ( except for the DC area where there is a baby boom).

    At least Eddie can support them financially. That’s something.

    I don’t think he’s setting a great example as a father, what message is he giving to his daughters about men?

  31. lila fowler says:

    Damn that’s a lot of kids.

  32. iseepinkelefants says:

    Wow. Homegirl looks good for 36. I would have guessed 26.

    I forgot about that whole Mel B saga. Forgot they even had a kid. Seems like ages ago. I felt bad for her for what he did.

  33. word says:

    How much child support does this dude pay? Not enough if he thinks he can afford to keep having more kids ! So gross. How does he spend time with all of them? I bet he doesn’t. Does this dude even know what being a father really means? I never see him with any of his kids.

  34. JRenee says:

    While the oldest 2 kids are mere months apart and the 3rd son was born a year later, Eddie and Nicole didn’t actually marry until they had patented 2 children together. By the time they actually were married, he had fathered 4 children in total.
    Nicole later added 3 more. There were no additional children born outside of the marriage during the actual marriage itself.
    Eddie seemed to fall under the radar to keep his shenigans private. After the bad publicity from the Spice girl quick pregnancy and the ceremonial wedding with Tracy Edmonds, he just got a lot more inconspicuous.
    With that said, I couldn’t imagine ever having sex with Eddie let alone unprotected sex. Uggh!

  35. Mark says:

    ‘It’s sort of amazing to think of how “undercover” Eddie Murphy is about most of his life’

    HA HA he’s gay

  36. serena says:

    At least she is over 30? I don’t know what else to say..