He’s been busy! Hollywood star set to be a dad for the NINTH time


The Nutty Professor is going to be a dad again.

Actor Eddie Murphy is expecting a child with his girlfriend Paige Butcher, his rep confirmed last night.

This will be Eddie and Paige's first child together, but fatherhood is by no means a new experience for the actor. 

He already has eight other children between the ages of eight and 26, with four different women.

Eddie is dad to Eric, 26, with Paulette McNeely; Christian, 25, with Tamara Hood; and Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell.

Nicole and Eddie were married for 22 years before splitting in 2006. A year later, former Spice Girl Mel B gave birth to eight-year-old Angel Iris.

The actor denied that he was Angel's father at first, but after a long paternity battle and a DNA test it was finally revealed he was.

Speaking in an interview back in 2010, Mel described her pregnancy with Angel as a "horrible time" due to the stress of her very public fight for paternity.

"I had paparazzi following me everywhere… I had people calling me a gold digger, saying that I got pregnant on purpose," she explained.

After a few years of no contact, Eddie started becoming a part of Angel's life shortly after her third birthday. Nowadays a source says that all of Eddie's kids are very close.

"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," a source tells Mail Online.

"All of the children love each other dearly and the women, having all moved on with their own relationships, co-exist very well together."

Hopefully Baby Number 9 will be welcomed with open arms.