Get to Know Zola Ivy Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s Daughter!

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Zola Ivy Murphy is the sixth child of actor, Eddie Murphy.

Though Eddie is a baptized Catholic, his daughter, Zola follows Ifa, a Yoruba religion.

Zola Ivy Murphy’s Early Life

Zola Ivy Murphy was born on December 24, 1999, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She was born to Eddie and his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy.

Zola Ivy Murphy posing for a photo.
Zola is the sixth child of Eddie Murphy.
Source: Instagram

She has four siblings, Bria, Miles, Shayne Audra, and Bella Zahra Murphy. Zola also has five step-siblings, Eric, Christian, Angel Iris, Izzy Oona, and Max Charles Murphy.

Eddie Murphy's Family.
Eddie Murphy’s Family!
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She had a comedian uncle, Charlie Murphy, who died of leukemia in 2017.

Unsuccessful Relationship of Her Parents

Zola’s father, Eddie, and mother, Nicole, tied the knot on March 18, 1993, at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York.

Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell Murphy at a red carpet event.
Eddie and Nicole married in 1993.
Source: NZHerald

They first met at the NAACP Image Awards in 1988 and started dating soon after. They broke up briefly in 1990, but three years later, the couple got married.

Nicole and Eddie were together for 12 years. They separated in August 2005 citing irreconcilable differences. They finalized their divorce on April 17, 2006.

Parents’ Other Relationships

Zola’s dad started dating Spice Girls singer, Melanie B soon after his divorce. They welcomed their daughter, Iris Murphy on April 3, 2007. Eddie and Mel broke up within a year.

Murphy is currently engaged to Australian model and actor, Paige Butcher. The duo started dating in 2012 and engaged in September 2018. They are parents to Izzy Oona, born in May 2016, and Max Charles, born in November 2018.

Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy.
Paige and Eddie first met in 2006 at the set of Big Momma’s House 2.
Source: E! Online

Meanwhile, Zola’s mom got engaged to the former NY Giants defensive end, Michael Strahan in 2009 after two years of dating. Unfortunately, they broke up five years later in 2014.

Michael Strahan and Nicole Mitchell Murphy.
Michael and Nicole were together for seven years.
Source: People

In 2019, Nicole created controversy for kissing Antoine Fuqua. She released two statements, one saying it was a friendly kiss and the other apologizing to Fuqua’s wife, Lela Rochon-Fuqua.

Up-and-Coming Model

Zola Ivy Murphy is currently an up-and-coming model. She models for a Chinese brand, Global Intuition, which was inspired by “social media, everyday life, digital philosophy, and quotes.” In 2019, Zola represented the line’s Coachella theme.

Zola answers Global Intuition Basic Coachella Line!

P.S. Zola has been interested in Criminology since the age of 12. She says she expresses her feelings, and intuition from writing. Recently, she took to her Instagram saying, “Struggling rappers lemme ghostwrite for you.” Does this mean, she will become a songwriter in the near future?

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