Life is good for Eddie Murphy. Not only was the veteran actor and comedian just honored by Spike TV with a special career tribute the other night, but he’s got a gorgeous new girlfriend. Murphy, 51, was the center of attention for more than one reason when he stepped out in Beverly Hills on Friday for the tribute show (which airs on Spike TV on Nov. 14). He got everyone wondering: Who’s the hot blonde on his arm?
She’s Paige Butcher, an Australian model. Butcher, 33, has two Maxim covers to her credit, among other mags, as well as bit parts in Something’s Gotta Give and Big Momma’s House 2. In 2004, she made #46 on Maxim‘s “Hot 100″ list. With guy cred like that, she sounds like the perfect date for a Spike TV event!
No word on exactly how long the two have been together, but they were spotted going to dinner back in September. Obviously there’s a bit of an age difference, but it’s nice to see that Eddie Murphy is dating someone who’s at least a little more mature and not, say, a ditzy 21-year-old. The two of them certainly looked very happy Friday night. In the past, Butcher is said to have dated music mogul Russell Simmons and fellow model Tyson Beckford.
Good luck to them both!
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