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American actor, comedian, writer, producer and singer, Eddie Murphy needs no introduction. Murphy was ranked 10 on Comedy Central’s list of 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time. He had proved his finesse with movies like, 48 Hrs, the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor and Dr. Dolittle. In 2015, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Eddie is currently busy promoting his recently released film, Coming 2 America. (Also Read: Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Are Working Towards Their Relationship With The Help Of Their Kids)
Eddie has two kids, Eric and Christian with his then respective girlfriends Paulette McNeely and Tamara Hood. Eddie had gotten married to Nicole Mitchell in 1993, with whom he has five children, Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella. In 2005, Eddie and Nicole had gotten divorced. Following his divorce, in 2006, he had begun dating Melanie Brown, with whom he has a daughter, Angel. In 2016, Eddie had become a father to a baby girl, Izzy with model, Paige Butcher and in 2018, the couple had become parents to a baby boy, whom they have named, Max Charles.
In his recently released film, Eddie stars alongside his 19-year-old daughter, Bella Murphy. In a podcast with Marc Maron, Eddie talked about fatherhood and said, “I am going to be 60 in April and I have all these babies. I love fatherhood." He added, "The whole idea of being out there and doing three movies a year, that's over ... I found over and over again and along the way I realised that if you put your children first you never make a bad decision."
The comedian further added that he now thinks only about his children and what is best for them, “When you hit a crossroads moment or you have got some s**t , you think, 'Well, what is best for my children?' If you go that route then you never make a bad decision.” Praising his kids and comparing them with other celeb kids, Eddie said, “I am so blessed with my kids," "I don't have one bad seed. I don't have any like 'Oh you are the one.' I don't have any of that. My kids are so great, normal people -- and nobody is like the Hollywood jerk kid.” He had also called himself lucky to have been blessed with such adorable kids. (Also Read: Gigi Hadid Puts Daughter, Khai To Sleep After Accidentally Revealing Her Face And Deleting It Later)
Eddie is overjoyed to see his daughter, Bella working with him in Coming 2 America. The 58-year-old comedian had spoken to Today’s Al Roker about Bella’s performance and had said that he is so overjoyed seeing her that he couldn’t put it into words. The proud daddy had stated, “You know, if you have children, your child could do like a school play, and your heart will burst with pride. To look over on the set, seeing her, I had a big giant proud papa moment every day.”
Eddie is a hands-on father and dotes on his children. In the same interview, when he was asked to pick a film to represent his legacy, the Golden Globe winner had directed it to his kids and had said, “My legacy is my children. My legacy are these 10 human beings that that I brought into this world." (Also Read: Angelina Jolie Alleges Domestic Violence Case Against Her Ex, Brad Pitt, Files Documents With Proof)
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