Paulette McNeely

Quick Facts

Full Name Paulette Mcneely
Birth Name Paulette
Nationality American
Birth Country USA
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Ex-Husband
No Of Children 1

Once you get involved in an intimate relationship with a famous show business personality, then the whole limelight makes you the center of attention. Just like others celebrities, Paulette McNeely is the one who won the heart of Academy Award-nominated actor, Eddie Murphy at first sight.

Other than that, Paulette grew up in an African-American family. Although she is a very secretive personality, there some stories hidden in her past. So, if you want to explore more about her personal life, then read the article till the end.

How was Paulette’s interaction with Eddie Murphy from Saturday Night Live?

Paulette McNeely and Eddie Murphy, who is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, have a few passionate encounters. In October 1988, the couple initially ran into each other. However, after a while of dating, they decided to part ways.


Eddie Murphy, Paulette’s ex-partner, and Paige Butcher, her longterm lover who is now engaged
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After the split, Paulette discovered she was pregnant with Murphy’s child. Later, on July 10, 1989, she gave birth to a boy named Eric Murphy. They remained close when Eric was born and shared parenting duties with their son, who is now pursuing a career in music. Paulette currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her son Eric as a single parent.

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McNeely’s Former Beau, Murphy’s Broken Marriage with Nicole Mitchell

In 1988, shortly after meeting for the first time at an NAACP Image Awards dinner, McNeely’s ex-boyfriend Murphy started dating Nicole Mitchell Murphy, the former partner of Nicole Mitchell Paulette. Eddie proposed to her for marriage in early 1993, after they had been dating for a total of two years.

On March 18, 1993, the pair exchanged vows to become husband and wife in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. Following their nuptials, they welcomed five children: Bella Zahra Murphy (born on December 24, 1999), Bria L. Murphy (born on November 18, 1989), Miles Mitchell Murphy (born on November 7, 1992), Shayne Audra Murphy (born on October 10, 1994), and Bria L. Murphy (born on January 29, 2002).


Eddie Murphy with his 10 children and Paige Butcher, his longtime girlfriend who is now his fiancée.
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After 23 years of marriage, the couple ultimately made the decision to file for divorce and separate owing to certain personal issues. Additionally, they finalized their divorce on April 17, 2006. After Nicole was granted custody of their children, Eddie later paid $15 million in divorce alimony.

Murphy’s dating history and Paulette’s ex-boyfriend

Murphy, McNeely’s ex-boyfriend, has previously dated a number of well-known celebrities. At the start of his professional career, he had numerous love experiences with American model Beverly Johnson and British model Naomi Campbell.

S.No. Names of Girlfriend/Partner Type Start End Length
1. Whitney Houston Relationship 5th March 1980 28th April 1983 3 Years
2. Lisa Figueroa Relationship 1984 1986 8 Months
3. Nicolle Rader Relationship May 1986 1987 8 Months
4. Charlotte Lewis Encounter October 1986 February 1987 4 Months
5. Tracy Richman Relationship 1987 1989 2 Years
6. Jasmine Guy Relationship April 1989 July 1989 3 Months
7. Tamara Hood Relationship January 1990 January 1991 1 Year
8. Halle Berry Relationship August 1991 March 1992 7 Months
9. Shalimar Seiuli Encounter May 1997 May 1997 1 Month
10. Piroska Kiss Encounter October 2001 February 2002 4 Months
11. Mel B Relationship May 2006 December 2006 7 Months
12. Nischelle Turner Encounter 2007 2007
13. Melody Thornton Encounter 2008 2008
14. Lara LaRue Encounter February 2008 December 2008 10 Months
15. Amber Rose Encounter September 2010 September 2010 1 Month
16. Rocsi Diaz Relationship September 2011 September 2012 1 Year
17. Toni Braxton Encounter March 2012 March 2012 1 Month
18. Paige Butcher Relationship September 2012 Present 8 Years

Talking about Murphy’s children, he is the father of Christian Murphy (born on November 29, 1990) with 2nd ex-girlfriend, Tamara HoodAngel Murphy Brown (born on April 3, 2007) with 3rd ex-girlfriend, Mel B. He also shares two children, Izzy Oona Murphy (born on May 3, 2016) and Max Charles Murphy (born on November 30, 2018) with his currently girlfriend-turned fiancee, Paige Butcher.


How Much Money does Paulette’s Ex-Partner, Eddie from a Movie?

As of 2021, Eddie, Paulette McNeely’s ex-boyfriend, has a staggering net worth of $200 million. He reportedly made $20 million for a film between the late 1980s and the early 2000s. He has been receiving $70 Million annually from the well-known Netflix streaming service since 2019 for his stand-up comedy work in web series.

The following table includes a list of Eddie Murphy’s profitable films and television productions;

Filmography Works Earnings 
Saturday Night Live $4,500 – $30,000 per episode
Deal with Paramount Pictures for Six Films $25,000,000
Best Defense $1,000,000
Beverly Hills Cop III $15,000,000
The Nutty Professor $16,000,000
Doctor Dolittle $17,500,000
Nutty Professor II  $20,000,000
Dr. Dolittle 2 and Shrek (Voiceover) $20,000,000 + $3,000,000 ($23 Million)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash  $17,500,000
Shrek 2 (Voiceover)  $10,000,000

Eddie earned $8 Million from his recent movie, Coming 2 America in 2021. Furthermore, he is working on his upcoming movies Triplets and Beverly Hills Cop 4. Likewise, he also garnered $8 Million from Beverly Hills Cop II and around $15 Million from Beverly Hills Cop III.

Real Estate / Building

Eddie, Paulette’s ex-boyfriend, owned a number of opulent properties for a long time. He owned a lavish custom-built estate in an opulent Granite Bay gated community in the 1990s. He later made a million dollar sale on a house in Granite Bay.

The most costly property in Beverly Hills, Beverly Park, cost $10 million to purchase for Murphy. He built a 40,000 square foot villa with 32 rooms and 9 connected bedrooms in 2001. Not only that, but it also features a sizable pool, a tennis court, a library, and a bowling alley.

Eddie’s mansion, on the other hand, could easily fetch $30 to $40 million if it were to be purchased. Similar to that, he has Rooster Cay, a $15 million 15-acre private island in the Bahamas. In addition, he had a private island called Pearl Island off the Gulf of Panama shore.