Eddie Murphy was smiling like the cat who got the cream when he appeared on stage on Saturday night. And no wonder, for he just taken great delight in showing off his model girlfriend Paige Butcher on the red carpet in the run-up to a special TV tribute evening.
Admirers and peers alike paid tribute to the comedy legend as part of Spike TV’s Eddie Murphy: One Night Only.
He seemed like he was having an even better time beforehand however, as he openly flirted with the 33-year-old Australian as they completed the pre-show preliminaries.
And he had a right to feel pleased with himself, as the 51-year-old is almost 20 years older than his latest squeeze.
She showed off the form that has made her a men’s magazine favorite in a tight-fitting blue dress that seemed to put Eddie in an ebullient mood.
His vigor seemed obvious as he chatted to television reporters about his big night, while the blonde beauty stood obediently beside him.
The saucy Aussie, who previously dated hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and macho model Tyson Beckford, looked equally thrilled to be basking in the Beverly Hills Cop favourite’s reflected glory.
But it was also a family affair for the funnyman, as his little brother Charlie, who won fame of his own after starring in a series of hilarious skits on Chapelle’s Show, was also there.
Ashton Tyler | Elite.
Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images