Eddie Murphy is off the market once again. According to reports, the 51-year-old actor is currently dating Maxim model Paige Butcher. The two attended a special event in Eddie's honor, and posed for pictures on the red carpet. Will Eddie's romance with Paige, who is 20 years younger, survive for the long haul? Given his track record, that might be easier said than done. Over the years, Eddie has had a dating profile that rivals any celebrity out there. Here is a look at some of his most notable relationships over the years.
Eddie was with his first wife for a long time. The two met in 1988, and finally walked down the aisle in 1993. Together, Eddie and Nicole brought five children into the world. However, the marriage turned sour, leading to a separation in 2005. In 2006, the divorce was officially granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. Despite the bitter end, the two maintain an amicable relationship. Nicole has managed to stay in the public eye, and recently appeared on the reality show "Hollywood Exes."
Eddie's romance with the former Spice Girls singer is more famous for what happened after it ended than anything that happened during it. When Melanie revealed that she was pregnant, Eddie denied that he was the father. "I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test," said in an interview during the pregnancy. After Melanie gave birth to a daughter in 2007, a DNA test confirmed that Eddie was the father. Eddie accepted the results of the test, and offered to provide financial assistance to Melanie.
Eddie's relationship with Tracey began shortly after his split from Melanie, and things seemed to be going well for a while. After more than a year together, the two exchanged vows in a symbolic wedding ceremony. However, the nuptials were never legal so technically Tracey never became Eddie's wife. The two planned a legal ceremony in the United States, but they split before they had the chance.
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