Eddie Murphy Becomes Dad for the Ninth Time
Actor Eddie Murphy has become a dad again. The Beverly Hills Cop star welcomed daughter Izzy Oona Murphy with model and actress girlfriend Paige Butcher on Tuesday, sources tell People.
The baby girl weighed in at seven pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 19-and-a-half inches long, according to the actor’s representative. “Both mother and daughter are doing well,” a statement reads. The newborn is Murphy’s ninth child, but his first with girlfriend Butcher, who he began dating in 2012. The Shrek star also has sons Eric, 26, and Christian, 25, from two former girlfriends as well as children Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, from his 12-year marriage to Nicole Mitchell, who he divorced in 2006. He also has nine-year-old daughter Angel with former Spice Girls star Mel B, who he battled over paternity when news of her pregnancy broke in 2006. “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test,” he told RTL Boulevard at the time. “You shouldn’t jump to conclusions.” Angel was born on Murphy’s 46th birthday on April 3, 2007. A subsequent DNA test confirmed the actor was the father. Mel B, 40, has stated in interviews her former flame had not sought a relationship with his daughter, but it has since been reported the actor was getting to know his little girl. Murphy’s current girlfriend, Butcher, is an actress who has appeared in Something’s Gotta Give and Big Momma’s House 2.