Eddie Murphy is celebrating the birth of his NINTH child


Hollywood star Eddie Murphy is celebrating the birth of his ninth child.

The actor and comedian, who starred in the 2003 film Daddy Day Care, welcomed the arrival of daughter Izzy Oona on Tuesday morning, his spokesman confirmed.

The baby girl, who weighed 7lbs 15ozs, is Murphy's first child with Australian actress Paige Butcher.

Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy

In a statement, Eddie's publicist Arnold Robinson said: "Eddie Murphy, 55, and long-time girlfriend Paige Butcher, 36, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murphy.

"Both mother and daughter are doing well. This is the ninth child for Murphy, the first for Butcher."

Actor Eddie Murphy talks with his girlfriend Paige Butcher during an NBA game

Eddie's other children include Eric, 26, from his relationship with Paulette McNeely; Christian, 25, from the actor's relationship with Tamara Hood; Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, children from Murphy's marriage to former wife Nicole Mitchell; and Angel, nine, from his previous relationship with former Spice Girl Mel B.

Eddie and Paige announced in November that they were expecting.