Eddie Murphy Is ‘Not Interested’ In Seeing His 10-Year-Old Daughter
In 2007, Eddie Murphy and “Scary Spice” Melanie Brown were in a tussle over the paternity of her daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. It was reported that Murphy was unwilling to take a DNA test.
Murphy, however, showed at a medical facility in Beverly Hills and took the test. Little Angel Iris was already 2 months old at the time.
Murphy and Brown were dated in 2006. But in December of the same year, Murphy told a Dutch TV show that he did not know if he was the father of Brown’s child. He suggested only a DNA test will confirm.
Murphy does not want to have anything to do with his daughter
Brown is currently facing a legal tussle with ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte, over visitation rights. According to reports, Belafonte wants a judge grant him step-father rights.
Belafonte claims Angel Iris has known him as her father since she began walking. According to him, this has earned him daddy rights.
On the other hand, Murphy is "not interested" in having anything to do with his daughter.
Furthermore, Murphy is evasive. The comedian has not made any public statement in his defense.
He has 9 children with 5 women
Eddie Murphy is 56 and has a total of 9 children with five different women. He had five kids with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy, one with Tamara Hood Johnson. Paulette McNeely has one child, so does Melanie Brown and Paige Butcher.
A profile by Rolling Stone in 2011 says the comedian keeps photos of all his children on a shelf in his Beverley Hills mansion.