Eddie Murphy Welcomes Ninth Baby
Eddie Murphy and his girlfriend Paige Butcher welcomed a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murphy on Tuesday, a rep confirms to Gossip Cop. This is the couple’s first child, and the actor-comedian’s ninth.
Gossip Cop is told the baby weighs 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and “both mother and daughter are doing well.” Murphy and Butcher, a model and actress, began dating in 2012, and last November, the couple confirmed she was three months pregnant.
Murphy also has two older sons, Eric, 26, and Christian, 25, with two separate ex-girlfriends. He’s also father to Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, his five kids with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell. Murphy also has a 9-year-old daughter named Angel with former girlfriend Melanie Brown.
Gossip Cop is happy to report the news of the birth, but in the past we have busted fake baby news about Murphy and Butcher. In July 2014, we corrected Star magazine when the tabloid falsely reported Butcher was expecting and forcing Murphy to marry her. The publication wrote back then that Butcher “made it clear that she wants to be married before having their baby, so they’re hashing out a prenup before announcing anything.” Of course, Butcher didn’t get pregnant until 13 months later in August 2015.
In any event, Gossip Cop wishes Murphy and Butcher many years of health, happiness, and love with little Izzy Oona.