Yes, that’s correct; US comedian, actor, singer, writer and director Eddie Murphy is going to be a father for the ninth time!
The 54-year-old comedian and his girlfriend Paige Butcher, 36, “are pleased to announce that they are expecting a child in May 2016”, Murphy’s rep told US press in November.
For Butcher, this will be her first child. The Australian actress and model has been dating the Beverly Hills Cop and Coming to America actor for four years, but has kept the details of their relationship largely under wraps.
Murphy and his ex-wife, reality star Nicole Murphy, have five children together: Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13. Murphy has a 26-year-old son, Eric, with Paulette McNeely and a 25-year-old son with Tamara Hood. Murphy is also the parent of an 8-year-old girl, Angel, with former Spice Girl Mel B.