Eddie Murphy has been in quite a few relationships over the years. During his heyday in the ‘80s and ‘90s, he was on top of the world as a comedian, selling out stadiums to perform his standup. He’s influenced countless comedians today, including such legends as Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Russell Brand.
He has dated numerous women, but he’s only had children with five of them. “Only” being a relative term. His first serious girlfriend that he had a child with, Paulette McNeely, has never even been photographed alongside Eddie. He then had a short-term relationship with Tamara Hood Johnson, whom he had another child with, and then a long stint of togetherness with Nicole Michelle Murphy.
Eddie had five children with Nicole. They separated in 2006, and Eddie quickly moved on to Tracey Edmonds, whom he had a single child with. He started dating model Paige Butcher in 2012, and has had two children with her. If you’re keeping track, that makes 10 total kids that are Eddie Murphy’s spawn!
Here are 20 pictures of Eddie with his baby mamas.
20. WITH PREGNANT FIANCÉE, PAIGE BUTCHER
Paige Butcher is an Australian model, and at 40 years old, she’s only 10 years older than Eddie Murphy’s oldest child, Eric! She’s been welcomed into the family—in family photoshoots, bonding with his daughter Bria on the beach—and looks perfectly content and at home walking side-by-side with Eddie, sporting a pretty hefty baby bump a while back, before their second baby was born.
19 . WITH PAIGE AFTER BABY #10
It didn’t take long for the Australian model to lose her “baby fat” after she had Eddie’s 10th child, Max Charles Murphy. She not only fit into this slim black dress for an event, but was also seen in a bikini post-baby, flaunting her beauty. Eddie, as usual, is cool as a cucumber in this photo of the two lovers.
18 . HE AND PAIGE HAVE TWO KIDS TOGETHER
Together, Paige and Eddie have two kids together, Max (11 months old), and Izzy Oona Murphy (3 years old), and that only makes up one-fifth of Eddie’s child total! Paige has been a model since she was 15 years old, and even though Eddie lives a notoriously private life, she seems to go everywhere with him. They’ve been together since 2012, got engaged in 2018, and we’re all still waiting on the wedding day.
17. WITH EX-WIFE NICOLE MURPHY
For the longest time, Eddie Murphy seemed content by his wife’s side. He married Nicole Mitchell in 1993, and they were eventually divorced in 2006. This picture was taken when they were still together, obviously, and it’s clear that Nicole is stunningly beautiful. Murphy met Nicole in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show, and they lived together for almost two years before tying the knot.
16. NICOLE MURPHY SHADING EDDIE & PAIGE
This “modern family” moment was brought to you by Bria Murphy’s premiere of her new project, “Amateur Night,” back in 2016. Both ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell, and his new baby mama, Paige Butcher, were present at the event, and they all looked stunning alongside Bria and her sister Shayne. Though the picture might have been awkward for Eddie, this moment caught on camera seemed to make it even worse, as Nicole is turning away from whatever he’s saying.
15. WITH THREE OF HIS FIVE KIDS WITH NICOLE
Eddie Murphy had five children with Nicole Mitchell, making her his longest “baby mama” and the woman he spent the most time with (13 years together, and that’s only including the years they were married. They were together nearly 20 years overall). Unfortunately for them both, their split was pretty ugly and highly publicized, which didn’t bode well for Eddie’s “private guy” image.
14. BACK WHEN HE AND NICOLE WERE HAPPY
After the divorce and the legal hiccups and all that transpired between Eddie and Nicole (including suing and counter-suing and other legal battles), it’s important to remember that the two were once very happy together, as evidenced by pictures like this. It’s not very often you get to see an “on-camera” sort of smile from Eddie Murphy, but here he’s positively beaming
13. VINTAGE PHOTO WITH A YOUNG NICOLE
It’s also important to remember that Nicole Murphy once was, has been, and will always be a stone-cold fox. This vintage picture of the happy couple recalls an Eddie Murphy in his prime, when he was on the top of the stand-up comedy circuit in the ‘90s and the world was his oyster. And, always by his side was the loving mother of his children (eventually five of them), Nicole Mitchell Murphy.
12. EDDIE WITH MELANIE BROWN (MEL B
For a brief blip in time, Eddie Murphy was seeing the former Spice Girl, Mel B, aka Melanie Brown. They met following his divorce from Nicole Mitchell, and within a short time she became pregnant with a child and stated it was his. The baby, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, was born on Murphy’s 46th birthday, April 3, 2007.
11. MEL B WITH THEIR DAUGHTER, ANGEL IRIS MURPHY BROWN
When questioned about Mel B’s pregnancy in December 2006, Murphy famously told RTL Boulevard reporter Matthijs Kleyn, “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions, sir.” That quote was printed in massive headlines across tabloids everywhere. On June 22, 2007, Brown’s representatives announced that a DNA test had confirmed Eddie Murphy as the father.
10. VINTAGE EDDIE AND MEL B
This early picture of Eddie Murphy and Mel B show the power couple when they were in the midst of their romance. Like many others, Eddie didn’t stay with her for long, and they split after about a year, in 2007. Mel B has stated that Eddie didn’t seek a relationship with his daughter Angel, but it was later reported in 2010 that Murphy was getting to know her.
9. WITH TRACEY EDMONDS AT A BASKETBALL GAME
Although not technically one of Eddie Murphy’s baby mamas, he did have an important relationship with film producer Tracey Edmonds in 2008. The two even exchanged vows in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora, but 15 days later they released a statement saying it had been a “symbolic union,” and that they didn’t need to have a legal ceremony to define their relationship.
8. TRACEY EDMONDS (THE ONE-YEAR WIFE)
The relationship with Tracey Edmonds didn’t last much longer than that hoax wedding ceremony, after all. During their time together, she did get to know a few of Eddie’s kids, though, so she could be explained more as a “sugar mama” than a “baby mama” for the youngsters. Shortly after they split, Eddie Murphy bought property in Long Island, New York.
7 . EX TAMARA HOOD JOHNSON AND SON (CENTER), PLUS TWO OTHER SONS
Before getting together with Nicole Murphy, whom everyone would come to know and love, Eddie had two serious relationships that bore children. The first was with girlfriend Paulette McNeely, who has never been photographed and gave birth to their son, Eric, in 1989. The second was with this woman, Tamara Hood Johnson, who gave birth to Christian (in the middle). The other two boys pictured here are also Eddie’s children.
6. EDDIE WITH ONE-TIME GIRLFRIEND, ROCSI DIAZ
Back in 2012, before Eddie got together with Paige Butcher, he was seen with a beautiful brunette named Rocsi Diaz, who was many years his junior. Just weeks after he broke up with Rocsi, he was seen with the leggy blonde, Paige, who would eventually become engaged to, and who would have two of his children. According to Rocsi Diaz, Eddie gave her the axe because she was trying to rush things along too quickly and get married. Oops—a fatal mistake.
5. EDDIE WITH CURRENT GIRLFRIEND, DAUGHTER, AND EX-WIFE
This picture was taken at the same event for Bria Murphy, Eddie’s daughter, showcasing her premiere of “Amateur Night.” Unlike in the previous picture where Eddie, his ex Nicole, and his current bae Paige were all pictured, this one looks much more civil. Although Eddie does seem a bit stiff here, with his arms around his current girlfriend and the daughter born to his ex-wife.
4. EDDIE WITH CURRENT BAE, PAIGE BUTCHER
This is another photo of Paige Butcher dressed in a slim dress—this one blue—getting awfully close to Eddie. He obviously has no problems with it, as the two seem very much in love. The pair have generally kept their relationship low-key, though they have been spotted on casual walks in the street, on the boardwalk, and with Paige rocking her baby bump for all to see.
3. PAIGE AND HER FIRST CHILD WITH EDDIE
Here’s a picture of Paige, Eddie, and their first child, Izzy Murphy. Paige is also frequently spotted taking the young three-year-old for hikes and walks, as if she’s showing everyone that she has Eddie’s heart in her purse, and she’s not giving it up. Paige has also starred in films Something’s Gotta Give and Big Momma’s House 2.
2. SAME BASKETBALL GAME AS TRACEY EDMONDS?
Just like Eddie Murphy’s late brother, Charlie Murphy, he is a big fan of basketball (who recalls the infamous game of b-ball that Charlie Murphy played against Prince, and made legend by telling the tale on Chappelle’s Show?). It almost looks like Eddie is in identical seats at this game as he was 10 years earlier, with then-girlfriend-and-almost-wife Tracey Edmonds, but that’s all speculation.
1. CHRISTMAS PHOTO WITH ALL 10 KIDS!
And, finally, we have a very rare picture of Eddie Murphy with all 10 of his children at once. This was taken at a Christmas photoshoot in 2018, and shows off the incredibly-newborn Max, just recently born to Paige Butcher, as well as his daughter Izzy in his arms, who was also born to Paige. With the exception of those two, all of Eddie’s children are grown up now, beautiful, and doing their own thing, trying to escape living in the shadow of their father’s formidable footsteps.