Even though Eddie Murphy was Spike TV’s guest of honor, spectators could not help buzzing about the gorgeous blonde on his arm instead. The gorgeous blonde is Paige Butcher, and she is a 33 year old Australian model who is dating the 51 year old comedian and actor, according to USA Today.
Though they were first seen together at a Los Angeles steakhouse in September, that public appearance did not create quite the type of a stir as the couple’s recent red carpet appearance.
Murphy and Paige Butch were photographed holding hands as they walked the red carpet in celebration of Eddie Murphy’s One Night Only tribute in Beverly Hills. The show will air for the public via Spike TV on Nov. 14. The show will include touching anecdotes from Arsenio Hall, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler and Russell Brand.
Speculation is swarming about how the couple first met, but it is believed by several insiders that they met for the first time on the set of Big Momma’s House 2, Paige Butcher had a small part in the Murphy helmed project way back in 2006.
Many fans are also paying close attention to Eddie Murphy’s surprising retirement announcement. If you’re worried about Murphy hanging up his hat his announcement is contrary to the work he says he plans to produce in the future. Based on his various retirement and work comments USA Today can’t help wondering if he’s joking.
Murphy recently told a crowd of supporters:
“I’m just a retired old song-and-dance man. That’s what you do when you’re retired: You come out every now and then and talk about the old days.”
What are your thoughts about Eddie Murphy’s hot girlfriend, Paige Butcher?