Entertainment Eddie Murphy expecting ninth child A representative for Eddie Murphy confirmed that he and his girlfriend of four years, Paige Butcher, are expecting a child in May. Here, the couple attends SNL's 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Larry Busacca By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday Updated November 6, 2015 8:06 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Eddie Murphy is going to be a dad for the ninth time. A representative for the star of the "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Shrek" franchises confirmed to "Entertainment Tonight" that Murphy, 54, and his girlfriend of four years, 36-year-old fitness and lingerie model Paige Butcher, are expecting a child in May. This would be her first. Murphy has a 26-year-old son, Eric, with then-girlfriend Paulette McNeely, and a 25-year-old son, Christian, with then-girlfriend Tamara Hood. With his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, he has children Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, plus 8-year-old daughter Angel with former Spice Girl Melanie "Mel B" Brown. On Oct. 18, the comedian, who was raised in Roosevelt from age 9, was awarded the Kennedy Center's 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murphy is next scheduled to play the late comedy legend Richard Pryor's father, Leroy "Buck Carter" Pryor, in Lee Daniels' upcoming biographical drama. Mike Epps will play the late comedian. By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.