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Eddie Murphy expecting 9th child with girlfriend Paige Butcher

Eddie Murphy, 54, is adding yet another member to his already large family. Murphy is expecting his 9th child with his longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher, 36.

Murphy’s rep told E! News that the couple is “pleased to announce that they are expecting a child in May.”

Murphy and Butcher have been dating for four years, but they have been very hush-hush about their relationship since the start. Butcher told Vanity Fair in 2013 why she has kept the details under wraps.

“I’m in a relationship with a celebrity, so I felt like there’s already enough of me out there,” she said. “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.”

And who could blame her?

They were last seen together in October in Washington D.C. where Murphy was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, Fox News reports.

Murphy and his ex-wife Nicole Murphy have five children together: Shayne, 21, Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Zola, 15 and Bella, 13. Murphy also has a son, 26-year-old Eric, with Paulette McNeely and a 25-year-old son with Tamara Hood. Murphy also has an 8-year-old daughter with former Spice Girl Mel B. named Angel.

Good for you Eddie!

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