Eddie Murphy Is Expecting 9th Child With Girlfriend Paige Butcher

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 11/05/2015 | 08:00 AM EST

The couple is expecting their first child together

Congratulations are in order for Eddie Murphy and his girlfriend Paige Butcher, who are expecting their first child together.


The couple confirmed the news with "Entertainment Tonight," revealing that the new addition would be here by May 2016. This will be Murphy's ninth child and Butcher's first.

 

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Murphy, 54, and Butcher, 36, have been dating for nearly four years. Just last month, they hit the red carpet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as the comedian was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. They kept the baby news on the low.


Murphy's children include 26-year-old Eric (with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely) and 25-year-old Christian (with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood). He also shares five children with wife Nicole Murphy (Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13) and an 8-year-old daughter named Angel with former Spice Girl Melanie "Mel B" Brown.

 

 (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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