Eddie Murphy Now Has 10 Kids. Insert Obvious Raw Joke Here.

Paige Butcher, left, and Eddie Murphy attend “SUBCONSCIOUS” by Bria Murphy Gallery Opening in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2016.
Photo: Richard Shotwell (Invision/AP)

Eddie Murphy’s seed is superfluous.

The legendary comedian and his fiancée, Australian model Paige Butcher, have welcomed a baby boy, Max Charles Murphy. Murphy’s publicist released the birth announcement on Monday via CBS News. Baby Max entered the world on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 pounds, 11 ounces; he and his mother are doing well.


If Murphy’s new baby boy’s middle name sounds familiar, that’s because it is: it’s a tribute to his late brother, Charlie Murphy, who tragically lost his life to leukemia last year.

The 57-year-old comedic actor and 39-year-old model have been dating since 2012, and also have a two-year-old daughter named Izzy.

Murphy’s eight other children include Eric, his eldest son with Paulette McNeely (1989); son Christian with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood (1990); five children with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell: Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella; and 11-year-old Angel with Spice Girl Mel B.

Murphy’s oldest child is 29 years old and his (now) youngest is a newborn.

“They’re grown, I wouldn’t say ‘old,’” he said of his children, in a 2016 interview with ET. “None of my children are gray and balding.”


Ten children. That means his offspring can host an entire scrimmage by themselves. He has two starting lineups. They could go as the Talented Tenth for Halloween. He could have them each say a number during the final New Year’s Eve countdown.

So many kids. And Murphy is proud of each and every one of them.

“The brightest part of my life is my kids,” the Nutty Professor star told ET at the time.


Congrats to Eddie! I just have one question: Will he recreate the Klumps dinner table scene with his sizable clan?

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