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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Eddie Murphy

Edward Regan popularly known as Eddie Murphy is an American actor, singer, writer, director, musician and stand-up comedian. He was born on April 3, 1961 to Lilian, a telephone operator and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer, ameateur actor and comedian. His father died when he was young.

Eddie Murphy got married to Nicole Mitchell at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 18, 1993. Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell have five children together: Bria L. Murphy, Myles Mitchell, Shayne Audra, Zola ivy and Bella Zahra. Eddie Murphy and his wife Nicole Mitchell separated due to irreconcilable differences and the divorce was finalized on April 17, 2006.

Eddie Murphy also has a child by Tamara Hood, son Christian Murphy and another child by Paulette McNeely, son Eric Murphy. He also has a daughter by former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, named Angel Iris Murphy Brown.

On January 1, 2008 Eddie Murphy exchanges marriage vows with film producer Tracey Edmonds, former wife of Kenneth Edmonds (Babyface) in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora. On January 16, 2008 (two weeks after the wedding) the couple released a statement saying they have jointly decided to remain friends as it was not necessary to define their relationship further.

Eddie Murphy has donated money to the AIDS Foundation, and Cancer, education, creative arts, family/parent support, health and homeless charities. He has donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. center, various cancer charities and $100,000 to the Screen Actors' Guild's strike relief fund.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy and his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell and children, Zola Ivy, Shayne and Bella.

Eddie Murphy with his lovely family, son Myles, daughter Bria and then-wife Nicole in April 1994.

Eddie Murphy and his ex wife Nicole Mitchell and their Children, Left to Right: Nicole Mitchell, Bria Murphy, Eddie Murphy and Shayne Murphy. 

Eddie Murphy's ex wife Nicole Mitchell and her daughter Bria Murphy

Eddie Murphy's daughters, Shayne (left) and Bria (right)

Eddie Murphy and her daughter Bria Murphy

Eddie Murphy and six of his eight children. Left to right: Shayne, Christian, Eric, Eddie Murphy, Zola Ivy, Bella and Myles.

Eddie Murphy and seven of his eight children. Left to right: Zola Ivy, Eddie Murphy, Bella, Shayne, Bria, Myles, Christian, and Eric.

Eddie Murphy and seven of his eight children. Left to right: Shayne, Bria, Myles, Christian, Eddie Murphy, Bella, Zola Ivy, and Eric.

Eddie Murphy and his ex-wife Tracey Edmonds on their wedding day in January 2008.

Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Tracey Edmonds with her bridesmaids.

Eddie Murphy Interviews

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