What are the holidays without family?
Not much fun. That’s probably why Eddie Murphy gathered up his entire brood to take some beautiful holiday photos. The 57-year-old is a father of 10 children, and all were present for the photo shoot. That includes Eric, his son with Paulette McNeely, Christian, his son with Tamara Hood, Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella, all with Nicole Murphy, as well as Angel, his daughter with Melanie Brown, and Izzy and Max, his kids with fiancée Paige Butcher. Baby Max is only a few weeks old.
Also featured in the picture is Eddie’s mother, Lillian, and Butcher’s mother.
The moment is pretty special, especially when you consider that the comedian hasn’t had the strongest relationship with Angel over the years. The 10-year-old has been staying with her father in Los Angeles as her mother recovers from a recent surgery. Brown said in a recent interview that Eddie and Angel are closer than ever, obviously close enough that she is comfortable with him and all of her siblings.
“The last two years, Angel goes there every other week — whenever she wants, holidays, whenever — and they have a very good, strong relationship and I’m so happy about that.”
Despite being a father since 1989, Murphy told EXTRA a couple of years ago that he doesn’t do diaper duty.
“I don’t change diapers … ’cause I would be horrible at it, and that’s not fair to the child,” he joked.
And as for getting his family all together in one place, Eddie said that not only his kids, but also his exes, they all enjoy each other’s company.
“Everybody’s really cool with each other and it’s all love all the way around,” he said in that same interview. “Everybody gets along — that’s a good thing. It’s a love fest at the house.”