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Eddie Murphy is a daddy again — for the ninth time

Eddie Murphy is a daddy again — for the ninth time
Funny man Eddie Murphy is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for humor last year. (Scott Suchman / PBS)

And baby makes nine for "Daddy Day Care" star Eddie Murphy, as longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday morning, according to a statement from a representative of the comedian who reported: "Both mother and daughter are doing well."

Izzy Oona Murphy, weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, upon her arrival and measured 19.5 inches long. She is the first child that Butcher, 36, and Murphy, 55, have had together.

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But Little Izzy will be far from an only child, as she joins older siblings Eric, 26, from Murphy's relationship with Paulette McNeely; Christian, 25, from the actor's relationship with Tamara Hood; Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, children from Murphy's marriage to former wife Nicole Mitchell; as well as Angel, 9, from the actor's previous relationship with Melanie Brown.

Butcher and Murphy announced in November that they were expecting.

Murphy will channel his fatherly impulses next in Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic, in which Murphy will play Pryor's (Mike Epps) father, Leroy. Filming on the project is rumored to begin this month.

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