Eddie Murphy is best known for his legendary work as a comedian. Starting in the 1980’s, Murphy’s comedy earned him worldwide fame and helped revitalize the iconic sketch show Saturday Night Live (SNL), which he was on from 1980 to 1984. To this day, many great comedians such as Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle and Russell Brand all cite Eddie Murphy as an influence. In addition to his comedy, Eddie Murphy has acted in many acclaimed films through his career such as: Coming To America, the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, Harlem Nights, the Shrek series, Disney’s Mulan, Dreamgirls and Dolemite Is My Name.
With such a legendary career, it is no surprise that Eddie Murphy has been with many women and has thus fathered quite a number of kids, who he says he “got lucky” with. Here are five questions and answers about Eddie Murphy’s children.
1. How many kids does Eddie Murphy have?
Eddie Murphy has 10 kids with five different women. His children, who range from ages one to 30-years-old, are Eric, Christian, Bria, Miles, Shayne, Zola, Bella, Angel, Izzy and Max Murphy.
2. Is Eddie Murphy married?
Though he is not married, Eddie Murphy is currently engaged to his girlfriend, model Paige Butcher, who he started dating in 2012. Together they have two children, 3-year-old Izzy and 1-year-old Max Murphy. Nicole Mitchell is Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, who was married to him from 1993 to 2006.
3. How many kids did he have with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell?
Eddie and Nicole Mitchell were together for 13 years before divorcing, and they had five of Eddie’s 10 children together: 30-year-old Bria, 27-year-old Miles, 25-year-old Shayne, 20-year-old Zola and 18-year-old Bella Murphy. Eddie Murphy had his two eldest sons in previous relationships before dating Nicole Mitchell: 30-year old Eric Murphy with Paulette McNeely and 29-year-old Christian Murphy with Tamara Hood.
4. Does he have kids with singer Mel B?
After divorcing Nicole Mitchell in 2006, Eddie Murphy briefly dated former Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown. Together they had one daughter, 13-year-old Angel Murphy-Brown.
5. Does Eddie Murphy have any grandchildren?
Yes. Eddie’s son Miles has a 1-year-old daughter with Carly Olivia named Evie. Evie Murphy was born on July 2, 2019 and is Eddie Murphy’s first grandchild.