There’s no time to waste! Eddie Murphy is reportedly in a hurry to marry his girlfriend, Paige Butcher, before she gives birth to his 10th child later this year. Though this will be Eddie’s second marriage, Star magazine has reported that the 57-year-old comedian is ready to spend the rest of his life with Paige, 39.
“Eddie only wants to do this once more,” a source said about the comedian’s prior relationships. “There’s no doubt in his mind, Paige is The One!” The insider added that Paige is also excited to have a shotgun wedding. “Paige can’t wait to marry Eddie, and she’s happy to be pregnant on her wedding day. In her mind, the sooner the better!”
Eddie and Paige recently made headlines in August when their rep confirmed Paige’s pregnancy. “Eddie Murphy and longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher are pleased to announce that they are expecting their second child in December,” the statement read.
“They wished for a younger sibling for their daughter,” an insider previously told People of the couple’s plans to expand their family. “They live a pretty low-key life. They are all about family. Paige is very close with Eddie’s kids.”
Eddie previously welcomed five children — Bria, 28, Miles, 25, Shayne, 24, Zola, 18, and Bella, 16 — with his ex-wife, Nicole Murphy. He’s additionally a proud dad to kids Christian, 27 (with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood), Eric, 29 (with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely), and Angel, 11 (from a previous relationship with Mel B). The Norbit star welcomed baby No. 9, daughter Izzy Oona, 2, with Paige in 2016.
“I really got lucky with my kids. There really isn’t a bad one in the bunch, everyone turned out to be really good people,” Eddie said of his family in a past interview.