Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher Are Married? Clues That the Longtime Couple Tied the Knot

Wearing a black jacket, Eddie Murphy stands with his partner, Paige Butcher wearing a red dress, at the Beverly Hills Cop premiere

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Is Eddie Murphy officially off the market? Recent clues indicate that he and longtime partner Paige Butcher got married.

Eddie Murphy has been “taken” since 2012 when he and Paige Butcher went public. The pair first met while working together on 2006’s Big Momma’s House 2. Six years later, Murphy and Butcher began a romantic partnership that’s gone on to produce two children: a daughter, Izzy, and a son, Max. The couple has never publicly tied the knot. But several recent clues indicate that the Coming to America star and his longtime love are married.

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher make rare red carpet appearance together

Eddie Murphy stands with his partner, Paige Butcher, and three of his daughters at the Beverly Hills Cop premiere
Bria Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Paige Butcher, Eddie Murphy and Bella Murphy attend Netflix’s premiere of ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ | VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher made a rare appearance on the red carpet together at the premiere of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. Three of his daughters, Bria (34), Shayne (29), and Bella (22), joined them for family photos, looking equally glamorous and excited to support their father.

Wearing a black jacket, Eddie Murphy stands with his partner, Paige Butcher wearing a red dress, at the Beverly Hills Cop premiere
Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on June 20, 2024 | 1st and 3rd photos: Leon Bennett/Getty Images; 2nd photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images

Butcher looked ravishing in a red strapless midi dress, black heels, and diamond jewelry. The 44-year-old Australian actor’s biggest sparkler was her diamond engagement ring, of course. In 2018, the couple got engaged, further solidifying their connection and long-term commitment to each other.

Paige Butcher’s engagement ring from Murphy

Wearing a black suit and black floral dress, Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher smile at each other on the red carpet at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher at the 2023 Annual Golden Globe Awards | Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images

Both Murphy and Butcher wear rings on their left ring fingers. The Norbit star has been spotted wearing this large ring on the red carpet many times. Butcher’s engagement ring is a split-shank, silver-toned white diamond solitaire, according to Diamonds-USA. Assessed to be no less than six carats, its value is estimated to be over $1 million.

Wearing a velvet suit and black dress, Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher smile at each other on the red carpet at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy attend the 2020 Golden Globe Awards | George Pimentel/WireImage; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagi

On June 29, The New York Times published an episode of its The Interview podcast featuring Murphy. Not only did The Nutty Professor star pull back the curtain on his everyday life with Butcher, but he also alluded to his “wife” twice.

Eddie Murphy calls Butcher his ‘wife’ in recent interview

Wearing a black suit and blue dress, Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher hold each other as they pose for photos before a Spike TV event in 2012
Eddie Murphy and model Paige Butcher on November 3, 2012 | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

During the podcast, Murphy explained, “I used to be so hip, I used to know who everybody was, and now there’s just so much stuff. I ask my wife, ‘Who’s this person?’” Later, the 63-year-old discussed his favorite TV shows. “I watch every night at six o’clock when I eat dinner, watch Steve Harvey and Family Feud, and on Tuesdays I watch The Masked Singer. My wife and I, we watch all those shows with singing competitions and that kind of stuff.”

Wearing a black dress and navy suit, Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy pose together on a red carpet after getting engaged in 2019
Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher arrive for the 2019 premiere of Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ | LISA O’CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images

Although the couple has not commented on Murphy’s “wife” statements, it’s easy to see why they’d marry after 12 years together. The pair has built a life together complete with children and own a home in Beverly Hills together.

Murphy was previously married to Nicole Mitchell (Bria, Shayne, and Bella’s mom) from 1993 to 2005 and to Tracey Edmonds for two weeks in 2008.

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