Paige Butcher, Eddie Murphy's new girlfriend

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Eddie Murphy's latest girlfriend Paige Butcher became a worldwide trending topic this week after stepping out with the Beverly Hills cop star at a tribute bash in Los Angeles. Butcher, 33, is some 20-years Murphy's junior though the pair looked pretty smitten at the exclusive bash.

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher in Los AngelesEddie Murphy at a tribute event in Los Angeles

              Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy Looking Smitten [Left] and Murphy Looking Pretty Pleased With Himself [Right]

So who is she exactly? Well, she's an Australian born model who's already appeared on two Maxim magazine covers. She was the face of Escada Sunset fragrance and is signed to Ford Models in New York as well as Innovative Artists for television work. Butcher has featured in two movies so far, Something's Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton and the less successful Big Momma's House 2. Stepping out with Murphy this week, she wore a tight fitting blue dress and took centre stage on the red carpet. The comedy actor has dated numerous women of the past couple of years and is a father to eight children with four different women.  In 2006, he endured a scrappy paternity battle with Spice Girls singer Mel B during which he finally acknowledged he was the father of her daughter Angel, now five years old. 

Eddie Murphy's girlfriend Paige Butcher

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Though Paige's movie schedule looks pretty empty, Murphy is working on a couple of high profile projects including Triplets, a sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito's classic comedy Twins. He'll play the long-lost brother of Julius and Vincent Benedict in a movie directed by Ivan Reitman.