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Nicole Mitchell Murphy is the ex-wife of actor, Eddie Murphy.
Mitchell is an actor known for appearing in Shut the Fuck Up (2009) and Just Love (2016). She’s also known for being the executive producer of 34 episodes of Hollywood Exes since 2012.
Early Life of Nicole Murphy
Nicole Murphy was born on January 5, 1968, in Sacramento, California, as Nicole Ronnette Mitchell. She was born to her father, Eddie T. Mitchell, and mother, Ellen Mitchell, who separated when she was still young.
Her dad was African American while her mom was British. Her mother passed away on November 4, 2019.
Mitchell has three siblings, Darius, Nathan, and Trevor Mitchell.
Relationship with Eddie
Nicole Mitchell Murphy first met her former husband, Eddie Murphy at a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards show in 1988. They started dating soon after.
The duo briefly split in 1990 before reuniting again and marrying on March 18, 1993, at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Their daughter, Bria L. Murphy was their flower girl. Nicole’s stepsister, Wilma Worrell became the matron of honor while Eddie’s stepfather, Vernon Lynch became the best man.
Nicole’s wedding dress was made of white silk and satin. Her dress had a low-cut and off-the-shoulder design. Her tulle veil was decorated with Austrian crystals and pearls and was 12 feet long.
Calvin O. Butts III of Harlem‘s Abyssinian Baptist Church officiated their 16-minute ceremony.
The celebrity couple had a great relationship but couldn’t hold onto their relationship much longer. They called it quits in August 2005 citing irreconcilable differences. They finalized their divorce on April 17, 2006, after 13 long years of marriage.
Mother of Five
Soon after Nicole and Eddie started dating, they welcomed their first child, Bria Murphy in November 1989. She is currently an actress and the founder of ArtUs Gallery.
Their second kid, Miles Mitchell Murphy was born in November 1992. He welcomed his daughter, Evie Isla Murphy in 2019 making Eddie and Nicole grandparents.
Shayne Audra Murphy is their third child. She was born in October 1994. Their fourth child, Zola Ivy Murphy was born in December 1999. Both of them are trying their hands in modeling at the moment.
Nicole and Eddie’s youngest child is Bella Zahra Murphy. She was born in January 2002.
Relationships After Eddie
After her separation from Eddie, Nicole Murphy started dating the former New York Giants defensive end, Michael Strahan.
The duo dated for two years before getting engaged in 2009. They ended their relationship in 2014 after five years.
As for Eddie, he dated Mel B for a while but is dating Paige Butcher since 2012. He even has two children with her.
Controversy with Antione Fuqua
After her break up with Michael Strahan, she didn’t get into any kind of relationship. However, in 2019, photos of her kissing Antione Fuqua surfaced.
The American director was a married man. He had been married to Lela Rochon-Fuqua for over 20 years.
At first, Nicole claimed that she and Antione were close family friends and it was just a “friendly kiss.” However, fans didn’t buy her story.
Days later, she released another statement apologizing to Lela and her family. Nicole apologized once again during an interview in The Wendy Williams Show.
Career and Net Worth
Nicole Mitchell Murphy started her career as a model when she was 13. She won an international modeling contest before signing a contract with the Ford Modeling Agency. She eventually left them and joined Glamour Models.
During her stint as a model, she has represented brands like Valentino, Chanel, and Yves St. Laurent.
After a few years of modeling, she started her own jewelry line, ‘Friendship, Love, and Peace (FLP) by Nicole Murphy’.
In 2005, she started appearing in television shows and movies. She debuted in the reality TV series, The Contender in 2005 and even went on to host Global Beauty Masters in 2014.
Murphy appeared in Shut the Fuck Up (2009) and Just Love (2016). Since 2012, she has been an executive producer of Hollywood Exes. She has produced 33 episodes to date.
From such an astounding career, Nicole has amassed an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021. In 2006, she received a whopping $15 million in the divorce settlement.
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