Eddie Murphy becomes a father for the 10th time, welcomes baby boy with fiancée Paige Butcher
The 57-year-old welcomed his tenth child, a baby boy named Max Charles Murphy on Friday. This is Eddie and Paige's second child together
Eddie Murphy's brood just keeps growing! The 57-year-old welcomed his tenth child, a baby boy named Max Charles Murphy on Friday.
E!Online reports that Eddie's fiancée Paige Butcher gave birth to their second child together. The newborn is a healthy baby and weight 6 lbs., 11 oz., and measures 19 inches long. Murphy's rep has released a statement about the health of both the mom and the baby, "Both mother and son are doing well," confirmed the rep.
Eddie and Paige first started dating in 2012 and in the six years they've been together, they welcomed their first child, daughter Izzy Oona Murphy in 2016. Handling a newborn won't be an issue for Eddie, he has eight other children from previous relationships.
The comedian first became a dad when he dated Paulette McNeely and had his eldest son, Eric, 29. Later, he welcomed son Christian, 27, with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood. Murphy and Spice Girl Mel B also share a daughter, Angel, 11. He had five children with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy; Bella Zahra, 16, Zola Ivy, 18, Shayne Audra, 23, and Bria, 28, and son Miles Mitchell, 25.
Eddie and Paige got engaged in September after many years of their relationship, the couple shy away from social media and don't reveal too much about their personal life either. Butcher spoke about her relationship with Murphy in an interview in 2013 saying, "I'm in a relationship with a celebrity, so I felt like there's already enough of me out there... I felt like I was giving out too much information. I was giving people too much access. I like to keep as much private as possible now."
Murphy’s next film is the Rudy Ray Moore biopic 'Dolemite Is My Name', which also stars Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson and Keegan-Michael Key. The star has been one of Hollywood's foremost comedians. Murphy was a regular cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' from 1980 to 1984 and because of his stellar stand-up routines, he was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
His work as an actor has always been widely recognized and received critical acclaim. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls. Adding yet another feather to his cap, in 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.