Eddie Murphy is showing off some new arm candy! The 51-year-old funny man’s latest gal pal is Paige Butcher, an Australian model who’s appeared in Maxim, and is reported to be about 20 years Murphy’s junior. The couple made a high-profile appearance over the weekend, posing for the cameras on the red carpet at a tribute for the “Beverly Hills Cop” star, a special called “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” which will air on Spike TV on November 14.
Perhaps Murphy will have better luck with Butcher than he’s had with women in the past. Since splitting with his wife of 12 years, Nicole, in 2005, the “Saturday Night Live” alum’s conquests have included, among others, Tracey Edmonds, who he married in a symbolic wedding ceremony in 2008 but then decided not to make legal, and Melanie Brown, the former Spice Girl known as Scary Spice. His 2006 split with Mel B grew particularly nasty when she revealed that she was pregnant with his child — and he denied it. Murphy finally acknowledged he was the father of Brown’s daughter Angel in 2007, but only after undergoing a paternity test. The little girl is one of eight children Murphy has with multiple women.
Already this year, Murphy has been photographed canoodling with Rocsi Diaz, former host of BET’s countdown show “106 & Park,” and — if you believe an unnamed source’s claim in Us Weekly — songstress and reality star Toni Braxton.
How long do you think Murphy and Butcher will last?