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Eddie Murphy is expecting his ninth child — yes, ninth

Eddie Murphy is expecting his ninth child &mdash; yes, <i>ninth</i>
Eddie Murphy and girlfriend Paige Butcher are expecting their first child together, the ninth for Murphy. (Owen Sweeney / Invision/Associated Press)

Eddie Murphy is expecting his ninth child. Yes, you read that right -- ninth.

The Oscar-nominated comedian is expecting his first baby with girlfriend Paige Butcher, his rep confirmed to The Times on Wednesday.

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"Eddie Murphy and long-time girlfriend Paige Butcher are pleased to announce that they are expecting a child in May," his rep said in a statement.

Murphy, 54, and Butcher, 36, an actress and model, have been dating for about four years and hit the red carpet together in mid-October when the "Saturday Night Live" alum was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The "Shrek" voice star, who'll next appear in Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic, has five children with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell. Their ages ranging from 13 to 25, according to E! News. He's also dad to a son with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely, a son with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood and a daughter with former Spice Girl Mel B.

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