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Eddie Murphy & Fiancée Paige Butcher Welcome Their Second Child

Eddie Murphy is definitely not a first-time father, but on Nov. 30, the comedian became a father once again, bringing the number of his brood up to a jaw-dropping 10 kids. Murphy first became a dad 29 years ago, when then-girlfriend Paulette McNeely gave birth to their son, Eric Murphy. Now, almost 30 years later, Murphy has welcomed his newest child into the world, this time with fiancée Paige Butcher.

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According to E! News, Murphy’s fiancée, Paige Butcher, gave birth to Max Charles on Friday, and the youngest Murphy weighed in at 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Per a rep for Murphy who spoke with E!, everyone is doing good, and “both mother and son are doing well.”

This isn’t the couple’s first child together; they welcomed a daughter, Izzy Oona, in 2016. As previously mentioned, this means Murphy is now a seasoned parent, having eight children from previous relationships including Eric, 29; Christian, 27, who he had with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood; five children with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy — Bria, 28, Miles Mitchell, 25, Shayne Audra, 23, Zola Ivy, 18, and Bella Zahra, 16; and one child, Angel, with former Spice Girl, Melanie Brown.

That said, while it appears Murphy loves fatherhood, there is one thing he won’t do: change diapers. In a 2016 interview with Extra, the actor infamously said “I don’t change diapers … ’cause I would be horrible at it, and that’s not fair to the child.” Okay, so Murphy may not win a diaper-changing award any time soon, but maybe, in exchange, he can pass along some of his comedic timing to baby Max? Well, we can only hope.

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Neither Murphy nor Butcher have issued a statement about Max’s birth or their growing family at this time, but we reckon that’s because this couple has their hands full with Max, so we’ll give ’em a pass this time around.


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