Eddie Murphy’s gotta be a pro in the delivery room at this point! The actor and his model girlfriend, Paige Butcher, welcomed their first child together, a daughter, on Tuesday May 3, in Los Angeles. This is the 55-year-old actor’s ninth child.
The baby girl — named Izzy Oona Murphy — weighed in at 7 lbs., 15 oz., and measured 19 1/2 inches long. “Both mother and daughter are doing well,” Murphy’s rep told Us Weekly in a statement.
Us Weekly confirmed in November that Murphy and the Australian model, 36, were expecting their first child together. The Beverly Hills Cop actor is already dad of Eric, 26, with ex Paulette McNeely; Christian, 25, with ex Tamara Hood; and Angel, 9, with Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown. He also shares Bria, 26, Miles, 23, Shayne, 21, Zola, 16, and Bella, 14, with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell. The pair split in 2006 after 13 years of marriage.
Murphy and Butcher have been together for more than four years. In 2013, Butcher explained to Vanity Fair that she deleted all of her social media accounts because of her boyfriend. “I’m in a relationship with a celebrity, so I felt like there’s already enough of me out there,” she explained. “I felt like I was giving out too much information. I was giving people too much access. I like to keep as much private as possible now.”
The Australian model has appeared in such films as Something’s Gotta Give and Big Momma’s House 2.