BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Hollywood actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy welcomed his 9th child yesterday but his first with his girlfriend of four years, Paige Butcher.
A statement by the couple reads:
Eddie Murphy, 55, and long-time girlfriend Paige Butcher, 36, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murphy, this morning. The baby weighed 7 lbs., 15oz. and was 19-1/2 inches at birth. Both mother and daughter are doing well. This is the ninth child for Murphy, the first for Butcher.
The actor has 8 children: Eric, Christian and Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, Bella and Angel with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell and with ex-girlfriends Melanie Brown, Paulette McNeely and Tamara Hood.
Congratulations to the couple!