Eddie Murphy and his girlfriend Paige Butcher are expecting. Get all the deets inside…
Kiddie #9 for Eddie? Yep, it’s happening.
The legendary 54-year-old comedian and his 36-year-old girlfriend of four years have confirmed they are having a baby.
Eddie’s rep issued a statement to “Entertainment Tonight” to share the good news. The baby is set to make its arrival May 2016.
The newest tiny tot will be joining a slew of siblings, thanks to Papa: Eddie’s oldest children are 26-year-old Eric, with Paulette McNeely, and 25-year-old Christian, with Tamara Hood. Additionally, with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy, he has Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13 — and his youngest is 8-year-old Angel whose mother is former Spice Girl turned tv star Melanie “Mel B” Brown.
Eddie, who won the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recently, seems to be curbing his recluse ways as of late with those daily coffee runs. Maybe a baby will give him even more reason to get back in the mix of the outside world. Plus, his upcoming role in Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor biopic will surely get him in front of the cameras much more often as well.
Congrats to Eddie and Paige!