Saturday 10 December 2016

Eddie Murphy on cloud nine as new daughter Izzy takes a bow

Published 04/05/2016 | 02:21

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher
Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher

Hollywood star Eddie Murphy is celebrating the birth of his ninth child.

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The actor and comedian, who starred in the 2003 film Daddy Day Care, welcomed the arrival of daughter Izzy Oona on Tuesday morning, his spokesman said.

The baby girl, who weighed 7lb 15oz, is Murphy's first child with Australian actress Paige Butcher.

Murphy's publicist Arnold Robinson said: "Eddie Murphy, 55, and long-time girlfriend Paige Butcher, 36, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murphy.

"Both mother and daughter are doing well. This is the ninth child for Murphy, the first for Butcher."

Murphy's other children include Eric, 26, from his relationship with Paulette McNeely; Christian, 25, from the actor's relationship with Tamara Hood; Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, children from Murphy's marriage to former wife Nicole Mitchell; and Angel, aged nine, from his previous relationship with former Spice Girl Mel B.

Butcher and Murphy announced in November that they were expecting.

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