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Eddie Murphy and Girlfriend Paige Butcher Welcome First Child Together

This is the ninth child for the "Shrek" actor

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    Eddie Murphy with Paige Butcher at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

    Eddie Murphy and his girlfriend, Paige Butcher, are parents.

    The "Shrek" actor's partner gave birth to daughter Izzy Oona Murphy Tuesday morning, his rep confirms to E! News. Izzy delivered weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. "Both mother and daughter are doing well," the rep tells E! News. This is the first child for Butcher and ninth child for Murphy.

    Murphy's oldest children are Eric, with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely, and Christian, with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood. He has five more children with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell: Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, and Bella. He also shares 9-year-old Angel with former Spice Girls member Melanie "Mel B" Brown.

    The comedian, 55, and Butcher, 36, announced in November that they were expecting, saying they were "pleased to announce that they are expecting a child in May." They didn't reveal the sex at the time.

    The couple has been together for more than four years, but they lead a very private life outside of the spotlight. In fact, Butcher has been candid about her reasoning for staying off social media. "I'm in a relationship with a celebrity, so I felt like there's already enough of me out there," the Australian star told Vanity Fair in 2013. "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."

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