Eddie Murphy Is Expecting His Ninth Child

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Eddie Murphy is going to be a father for the ninth time– yes ninth.

The 54-year-old comedian and girlfriend Paige Butcher, 36, who have been dating for four years, are expecting their first child together to arrive in May 2016.

Though this is the first child for Paige, The Beverly Hills Cop actor is already a father to Eric, 26, with Paulette McNeely; Christian, 25, with Tamara Hood; and Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell. He and former Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown also share one daughter, 8-year-old Angel.

The comedian was most recently honored with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last month, where he made his return to stand-up for the first time in almost 30 years and impersonated Bill Cosby. As for his next project, Murphy is slated to star in Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor biopic as the late star’s father.

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