who is eddie murphy married to

Throughout his years in the spotlight, Eddie Murphy has dated a number of different women. The comedian, who has welcomed ten children with different partners, has said that being a dad is the best job in the world. In January of 2020,

just a few months after his son Myles had a daughter, he said, “Things happen in cycles, and right now, there’s no higher blessing than having a child.” There is no greater joy than holding your grandchild in your arms.

Murphy has been in a number of high-profile relationships, including a romance with the reportedly smitten Whitney Houston and a failed marriage to ex-wife Nicole Murphy, with whom he has five children.

Other ex-wives who bore him children include Paulette McNeely, Tamara Hood, and Melanie Brown, the latter of whom filed a paternity suit against the Coming to America star after he publicly questioned if he was the father of their daughter.

Here is a look back at Eddie Murphy’s romantic history, from long-term partnerships to brief flings (like his 14-day marriage to producer Tracey Edmonds).

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Eddie Murphy And His Fiancée, Paige Butcher, Are Happily Engaged

When he met Australian actress Paige Butcher in 2012, the comedian finally felt ready to settle down again. Eddie’s youngest two children, Izzy (2016) and Max were born to his younger wife, Paige (19 years Eddie’s junior) (who was born in 2018).

Eddie Murphy And His Fiancée, Paige Butcher, Are Happily Engaged

Eddie’s relationship with Paige has been relatively undercover in comparison to his previous relationships. After dating for several years, he finally popped the question to Paige in 2018. According to rumors, Paige doesn’t even use social media and never talks about her rumored boyfriend in public.

Paige previously explained the decision to Vanity Fair as follows: “I’m in a relationship with a celebrity, so I felt like there’s already enough of me out there.” Too much information was being divulged, I thought. It was my fault; I was too open. As much of my life as possible is now spent behind closed doors.

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Eddie Murphy And Tracey Edmonds Were “Symbolically” Married For A Brief Period Of Time

Tracey Edmonds, a TV producer and personality, and Eddie had a brief relationship in 2008. These two got married in a small, private ceremony in Bora Bora, and then two weeks later announced they were getting divorced.

Eddie Murphy And Tracey Edmonds Were Symbolically Married For A Brief Period Of Time

According to UPI, at the time, Eddie’s representative said, “After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided that we will forgo having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define our relationship further.”

Though our recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was a beautiful expression of the spiritual love, friendship, and respect we share for one another, we have decided to continue our relationship solely as friends.

Although Mel B, formerly of the girl group the Spice Girls, gave birth to one of Eddie’s children just a year before the couple broke up, they did not have any children together.

He Has Five Kids With His First Wife, Nicole Mitchell

The actor first met Nicole Mitchell in 1988, at the height of his career, at the NAACP Image Awards. During this time, Nicole was strutting her stuff on runways all over the world. After hitting it off, they tied the knot in one of Hollywood’s first highly publicized ceremonies in 1993.

He Has Five Kids With His First Wife, Nicole Mitchell

“There was no way to describe this as a low-key affair. The invitations were substantial affairs, with foil and ribbon. Floral arrangements of rose trees, lilacs, tulips, gardenias, and orchids adorned the newly recarpeted, white floors of the Plaza’s gilded Grand Ballroom for the special occasion

“The wedding was covered by the Washington Post. “Meanwhile, the catering director of the Plaza said that the Grand Ballroom would be transformed into a disco “with many hundreds of lights in the ceiling,” and that the party would continue until, oh, about 2 a.m. There was a three-camera video crew there to record the event.”

Bria (born in 1989) and Miles (born in 1991) were Nicole and Eddie’s children at the time (born in 1992).

After being married for 12 years and have three children together (Shayne in 1994, Zola in 1999, and Bella in 2002), the couple finally split up in 2005.

Eddie told People at the time, “The welfare of our children is our main concern and the best interest of our children is our first priority.”

Prior to his marriage to Nicole, Eddie already had two children from a previous relationship. He has two sons, Eric (1989) and Christian (1990), who were born to Paulette McNeely and Tamara Hood Johnson, respectively.

Last Words

Eddie Murphy didn’t let his painful past prevent him from finding love again, and at age 51, he met his soul mate in Paige Butcher. From “Saturday Night Live” to “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Shrek,” Eddie Murphy has had a remarkable career. His impact on the film industry cannot be denied. The actor-comedian, however, has not had the same romantic success.


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