On the heels of a spate of death hoaxes, Eddie Murphy is having the last laugh, thanks to a hot Aussie. Last Saturday, the funnyman attended his Spike TV tribute with lithe model Paige Butcher on his arm.
Eddie, 51, showed off the 33-year-old blonde on the red carpet, and she proved up to the task of being arm candy by standing quietly by his side and looking pretty in a form-fitting electric blue dress.
The star has been squiring the model around Los Angeles in recent weeks, and they were snapped hand-in-hand making caffeine runs on both Monday and Tuesday.
Butcher's resume includes gigs posing for Escada perfume and donning in a bikini and soap bubbles for Maxim magazine. She was previously linked to Tyson Beckford and Russell Simmons.
Father of eight Murphy most recently dated TV host Rocsi Diaz.
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