Eddie Murphy’s Wife & Girlfriends – All About The Stand Up Comedian’s Love Life

Eddie Murphy’s Wife & Girlfriends
Eddie Murphy’s Wife & Girlfriends

Edward Regan Murphy is an American actor and singer and one of the best stand-up comedians the world has ever seen. He has starred as a regular cast member on the reality talk show Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. The actor has impressed the audience with his comic timing, wits, and unbeatable presence of mind. Eddie Murphy’s wife and girlfriends have also been in limelight with him most of the times. His talent is unprecedented and awe-inspiring.

But apart from his sheer talent and comic gigs and shows, Eddie Murphy has also remained in the limelight because of his personal life. He has been involved over the years with many talented and beautiful women. In today’s time, he is the father of ten wonderful children. Let us take a look at Eddie’s romantic history. From Eddie Murphy’s wife to his ex-lovers and present fiancé, we have a list of all the women who have been part of his life.

Eddie Murphy and Whitney Houston

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Singer Whitney Houston and comedian/actor Eddie Murphy attend the United Negro College Fund’s 10th Annual “Lou Rawls Parade of Stars” Telethon Kick-Off Party on November 15, 1989 at L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Rumor has it, that long before Nicole Mitchell became Eddie Murphy’s wife, he was dating Whitney Houston. They met in the 1980s when both the celebrities were still at a young stage in their respective careers. Eddie had started with his role in SNL and Whitney had released her first debut. Many co-workers later confirmed that Eddie and Whitney were definitely a thing back then but the couple chose to deny all the rumors. Eddie denied all the rumors officially in an interview.

He said that they were very friendly acquaintances but were never girlfriend-boyfriend. Whitney married Bobby Brown in 1992. They stayed married for almost 14 years before Whitney filed for a divorce. Whitney died an untimely death in 2012 but never remarried after Brown.

Nicole Mitchell – Eddie Murphy’s Wife

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Nicole Mitchell and Eddie Murphy met in 1988 at an award show. They soon started a romantic relationship and even lived together for a couple of years before Nicole Mitchell became Eddie Murphy’s wife. The couple married in 1993 and had five children together. They welcomed their first child, Bria, in 1989. They welcomed their eldest son in 1993 and named him Miles. They had three more daughters in the period between 1994 and 2002 and named them Shayne Audra, Zola Ivy, and Bella Zahra. Eddie Murphy’s wife, Nicole, filed for a divorce in 2005 and officially separated in 2006.

Eddie Murphy and Mel B

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After Eddie Murphy’s wife, Nicole, and Eddie separated in 2006, Eddie started dating Spice Girl Mel B. Mel and Eddie met at Eddie’s house party in 2006. Eddie had asked Mel for a date a few times before that. When Mel met Eddie at his party, she knew that he is something special. In fact, she got so nervous with the butterflies inside her that she left the party! She made some fake excuse of being at some other location for some other party. But to her surprise, Eddie shifted the entire party from his house to the location where Mel mentioned being at. They started dating and Mel was the happiest. They were planning their wedding and even planned a baby.


But unfortunately, things fell apart because of some dispute. In the heat of the moment, Eddie even questioned if he was really the father of the baby. According to Mel, both Eddie and she are to be blamed for the situation and Eddie still apologizes for the mistake. The paternity test proved that Eddie is the father of the baby and Mel welcomed her daughter Angel in 2007. However, the couple never got back together again.

Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds

After Mel B, Eddie Murphy had started dating producer Tracey Murphy. The couple married on a beach in French Polynesia near Bora Bora. The wedding was a private affair and only a few people were invited. But before Eddie Murphy’s wife and Eddie Murphy could legalize the marriage on the US soil, the marriage ended. Yes! The marriage ended just two weeks after the ceremony. There were rumors that the marriage ended due to a conflict between the couple’s mothers. However, Eddie Murphy’s wife, Tracey, and Eddie denied such allegations.

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 19: Actor Eddie Murphy and wife Paige Butcher attend the ceremony honoring Brett Ratner with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Eddie Murphy has been in a relationship with Paige Butcher since 2012. They officially got engaged in 2018. Eddie has a daughter and a son with the Australian model that they welcomed in 2016 and 2012.

Eddie Murphy, Paulette McNeely, and Tamara Hood


Eddie Murphy has also has had short-termed relationships with Paulette McNeely and Tamara Hood. However, not much is known about both the ladies. Eddie has a son with Paulette, Eric. Eric shares his year of birth with Bria, Eddie’s first daughter with Nicole, which is 1989. Eddie has a son named Christian with then Tamara, born in 1990.

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