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Eddie Murphy Opens Up About Being a Dad of 10

Eddie Murphy Opens Up About Being a Dad of 10

Eddie Murphy is talking parenting.

The 59-year-old Coming 2 America star got candid in an interview with The Mirror about his ten children, calling them the “center of everything.”

“I am going to be 60 in April and I have all these babies. I love fatherhood,” he explained.

“The whole idea of being out there and doing three movies a year, that s—t is over…I found over and over again and along the way I realized that if you put your children first you never make a bad decision,” he went on to say.

“When you hit a crossroads moment or you have got some s—t, you think, ‘Well, what is best for my children?’ If you go that route then you never make a bad decision,” he continued.

“I am so blessed with my kids. I don’t have one bad seed. I don’t have any like ‘Oh you are the one.’ I don’t have any of that. My kids are so great, normal people — and nobody is like the Hollywood jerk kid,” he went on to proudly say.

“My kids are smart and are trying to do stuff. I am blessed with my kids. I really, really got lucky.”

He and fiancee Paige Butcher welcomed their son Max in November of 2018. They also have a daughter, Izzy, 4. His oldest son Eric, with Paulette McNeely, is 31. He also has son Christian, 30, with Tamara Hood, and daughter Angel, 13, with Spice Girls member Mel B.

His five other children — daughters Bella, Zola, 21, Shayne, 26, Bria, 31, and Myles, 28 — are with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy.

Here’s why he stepped away from acting for nearly a decade.

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