Sunday, June 16, 2024

Eddie Murphy Expecting 10th Child, Trying to Outdo Mel Gibson for Future Probate Battles


Eddie Murphy– who hasn’t been in a hit movie for some time– is trying to outdo Mel Gibson, also no longer a box office draw.

They’re busy creating their own fans– many descendants. At this rate their future probate battles are keep lawyers humming all over Beverly Hills.

Eddie is now expecting his 10th child with Australian actress Paige Butcher. She’s also the mother of number 9. You can’t call him Do- little, that’s for sure!

Murphy’s earlier kinder include 29-year-old Eric with Paulette McNeely; 28-year-old Bria, 25-year-old Miles Mitchell, 23-year-old Shayne Audra, 18-year-old Zola Ivy and 16-year-old Bella Zahra with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy; 27-year-old Christian with Tamara Hood and 11-year-old Angel Iris with Mel B.

Nicole may have been the only legal wife in this group.

Eddie has no children with Johnny Gill, the singer who used to live in his basement (and may still do, Eddie may not even know).

If anyone knows the ages and names of possible grandchildren– there must be some– please email me at

Mel Gibson has 9 children, countless grandchildren, and his father, Hutton, the famed anti-Semite and foe of the Pope, just turned 100 on August 26th.

In Hollywood, 9 is a magic number. Stevie Wonder also has 9 children. Clint Eastwood has between 7 and 9 kids.

Again, if I were a law student with an eye on Hollywood, I’d specialize in probate.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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