Eddie Murphy is going to be a dad! Again!
The 54-year-old actor and his girlfriend of four years, Paige Butcher, 36, are expecting their first child in May 2016, Murphy’s rep told ET in an exclusive statement. This is Murphy’s ninth child and Butcher’s first.
Murphy’s oldest children are 26-year-old Eric, with Paulette McNeely, and 25-year-old Christian, with Tamara Hood. He has five additional kids with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell -- Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13 -- and his youngest is 8-year-old Angel, with former Spice Girl Melanie "Mel B" Brown.
Eldest daughter Bria has followed in her father’s footsteps, pursuing comedy and modeling. When ET showed her a video
of her dad being interviewed at 21
, she told us, "He looks like my brothers. They even move exactly like him. It's scary to look at how much you're like your parents when you get older."
The comedian was most recently awarded the 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.