Eddie Murphy has been in several relationships throughout his career in the spotlight.

The comedian has welcomed ten children with different partners, and has said there's no greater joy than fatherhood.

Whitney Houston

While the late Whitney Houston remained closely related to her ex-husband Bobby Brown, the singer maintained a relationship with Murphy in the mid-1980s.

Nicole Murphy

Murphy met model Nicole Mitchell in 1988, and the two got married in 1993. The couple welcomed five children together.

Paulette McNeely

On July 10, 1989, the couple welcomed their only child together, a son named Eric, just months before Murphy welcomed his first child with Nicole.

Tamara Hood

Sometime in 1990, Murphy began seeing Tamara Hood, and the pair welcomed a son, Christian, together in November 1990.

Melanie Brown

Murphy dated Melanie Brown, aka Spice Girl Mel B, in 2006 and the two share one daughter named Angel Iris.

Tracey Edmond

Murphy and TV producer Tracey Edmonds shared an intense relationship and a brief, symbolic marriage before they parted ways. The two got engaged in 2007,

Paige Butcher

In 2012, Murphy began dating Australian model Paige Butcher. The pair welcomed their first child together.