Eddie Murphy really wants to make a record in Hollywood as the 54-year-old comedy actor prepares to welcome his ninth child. On the other hand, it’s going to be the first baby for his longtime Australian model girlfriend Paige Butcher who is expected to give birth in May next year.
The couple has been dating as early as 2011 and ever since, their relationship has remained private. There are only a few instances when Murphy and Butcher attended public events together. They were seen together during the movie premiere of Hercules, they were spotted in a basketball game at the staples center. And most recently, Paige Butcher was there with Eddie Murphy when the actor accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor given in Washington D.C.
In an interview in 2013, Butcher explained why she avoided being in the spotlight especially staying away from social media. The 36-year-old model said that being a girlfriend of a celebrity is already enough exposure.
Prior to his relationship with Butcher, Eddie Murphy has had children with four different women. He and his ex-wife Nicole had five children named Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella. His eldest child Eric was with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely. Another son Christian was conceived by ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood. And his youngest is Angel whose mother is the former member of Spice Girls Mel B.
Working hard for his next baby, Eddie Murphy is expected to appear in the film or biopic of Richard Pryor taking the role of Pryor’s father LeRoy.