Eddie Murphy will soon be a father of nine! The actor and his pregnant model girlfriend, Paige Butcher, grabbed coffee on Tuesday, April 5, at their beloved Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in L.A.’s Studio City. Butcher outfitted her burgeoning bump in a skintight black maxi.
In 2013, the leggy Australian opened up about her and Murphy’s frequent visits to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. “Well, if anyone wants coffee … we kind of [get it for them],” she told Vanity Fair. “I never drink too much coffee, but I get an iced coffee when it’s hot. If not, I get a hazelnut latte.”
Us Weekly confirmed in November that Murphy, 55, and the leggy Australian, 36, were expecting their first child together in May. 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. Murphy and Brown battled over their daughter’s paternity in 2007. 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.