Eddie Murphy has confirmed he and his partner, Australian model Paige Butcher, are expecting a baby girl. This will be the father-of-eight's sixth daughter and ninth child, and the couple are "excited" about their new arrival.
Speaking to paparazzi, Eddie confirmed he and Paige, his girlfriend of three years, are expecting a daughter in May, telling them: "it's a little girl."
The pair are excited to welcome their first child together
The 36-year-old model's growing baby bump was photographed in late March as she visited a coffee shop with Eddie. The mum-to-be looked positively glowing in a tight brown dress and sleeveless denim jacket, leaving her blonde tresses loose in a sleek style, looking relaxed as she laughed with her comedian boyfriend.
While this is Paige's first child, Eddie's unborn daughter will be half-sister to five children from his 22-year marriage to Nicole Murphy; Bria, 25, Miles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, as well as his other children; Eric, 26, with Paulette McNeely, Christian, 25, with Tamara Hood, and Angel, nine, with Spice Girls band member Mel B.
Angel Iris Brown Murphy (pictured left) is Eddie's youngest daughter
The couple are delighted to welcome a new addition to the family, with a source revealing to The Daily Mail: "Eddie really is a family man and loves all of his children so he's excited about having another one on the way."
"Even though he has eight children by four different women, they all come together on holidays and for sporting events and hang out at his mansion as one big blended family. All of the children love each other dearly and the women, having all moved on with their own relationships, co-exist very well together."