LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Eddie Murphy and girlfriend Paige Butcher are expecting their first child.
Murphy's rep told news outlets the 54-year-old American actor and 36-year-old Australian model and actress are "pleased to announce" they will welcome a baby in May 2016.
Murphy and Butcher have been together four years. The model told Vanity Fair in 2013 she avoids social media due to her high-profile beau.
"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."
Murphy is father to eight other children: 26-year-old Eric, 25-year-old Bria, 24-year-old Christian, 22-year-old Miles, 21-year-old Shayne, 15-year-old Zola and 13-year-old Bella with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, and 8-year-old Angel with ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown.
Murphy last starred in A Thousand Words in 2012, and is slated for the long-awaited Beverly Hills Cop 4 and Triplets with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Butcher has appeared in Something's Gotta Give and Big Mama's House 2.