They had 5 children, Ashlee, Myles Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy and Bella Zahra Murphy (31).
On Nov. 18, 1989, Nicole gave birth to a daughter. Bria was her first child, but Eddie, though never married, had others. He reportedly fathered a daughter, Ashlee Adawn Murphy, by ex-girlfriend Nicolle Rader in 1987 and a son, named Eddie Murphy Jr. by Paulette McNeeley in 1989. For years, Murphy denied reports that the children were his. (Rader filed a paternity suit in 1987.) But recently his response has changed. “I am not denying the existence of other children,” he says now. “I have always and will continue to live up to my obligations.”