Eddie Murphy, 58, says women think it's 'sexy' that he has 10 kids

Eddie Murphy knows that being a father of 10 kids raises more than a few eyebrows.

The "Dolemite Is My Name" actor appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week, where he opened up about welcoming his tenth child last December with current fiancée Paige Butcher, and the varied reactions he gets when people find out that he has 10 kids within a 30-year age gap.

"Men kind of look at me like, 'He’s crazy. How much did that s— cost?'" he laughed. "And women, it’s kind of like, something sexy about it I think. 'Eddie Murphy must be doing this thing. Eddie Murphy be getting it in.'"

 

 

"It seems okay," Murphy, 58, said of handling having such a large family. "I like it, I'm happy with it."

Murphy's 10 children are with three women: He shares Eric, 30, with Paulette McNeely, and kids Bria, 29, Miles Mitchell, 26, Shayne Audra, 24, Zola Ivy, 19, and Bella Zahra, 17, with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy. The "SNL" alum and his fiancée, 40, share Izzy Oona, 3, and Max Charles, 1.

During his sit-down with DeGeneres, Murphy also discussed his reasoning for returning to "Saturday Night Live" as a host later this fall, garnering Oscar buzz for his performance as Rudy Ray Moore in "Dolemite" and the lasting impact of "Coming to America."

You can stream "Dolemite Is My Name" on Netflix now.

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Eddie Murphy and his partner Paige Butcher arrive for the Mark Twain prize for Humor honoring Murphy at the Kennedy Center in Washington October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Actor Eddie Murphy and companion Paige Butcher arrive at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Cast member Eddie Murphy and his partner Paige Butcher pose at the premiere of "Mr. Church" in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Eddie Murphy and partner Paige Butcher arrive at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actor Eddie Murphy and partner Paige Butcher arrive for the 40th Anniversary Saturday Night Live (SNL) broadcast in the Manhattan Borough of New York, February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Eddie Murphy (R) and model Paige Butcher (L) pose at the Los Angeles premiere of "Hercules" in Hollywood, California July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Eddie Murphy (R) sits with Australian model Paige Butcher (L) courtside at the Staples Center during the NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Actor Eddie Murphy and actress Paige Butcher attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 19: Actor Eddie Murphy and wife Paige Butcher attend the ceremony honoring Brett Ratner with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy attend the Debut Gallery Opening Of Bria Murphy's 'Subconscious' at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Eddie Murphy (R) and Paige Butcher attend the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Model/actress Paige Butcher (L) and actor Eddie Murphy arrive at the premiere of Cinelou Releasing's 'Mr. Church' at ArcLight Hollywood on September 6, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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