Eddie Murphy Is a Dad for the Ninth Time


Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy (Photo: Getty Images)

Fortunately, Eddie Murphy’s got the fortune of Zamunda in his coffers because raising nine kids isn’t cheap.

Murphy’s longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher gave birth to the couple’s first child together, a girl named Izzy Oona Murphy, on Tuesday.

“The baby weighed 7 lbs., 15oz. and was 19-½ inches at birth,” the actor’s publicist Arnold Robinson said in a statement to The Insider With Yahoo. “Both mother and daughter are doing well.”

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Murphy, 55, has one son with his ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely, another son with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood, five children (four girls and a boy) with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, and a daughter with ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown. Murphy started dating Butcher, 36, in 2012.

Izzy is Butcher’s first child.

But don’t expect to see pictures of Izzy all over social media anytime soon. In 2013, Butcher told Vanity Fair why she shies away from the Internet: “I’m in a relationship now with a celebrity, so I felt like there’s already enough of me out there,” Butcher said. “I was giving people too much access. I like to keep as much private as possible now.”