Eddie Murphy, 63, calls Paige Butcher, 44, his ‘WIFE’ twice in new interview… after getting engaged 6 years ago but never announcing a wedding

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Have Eddie Murphy and longtime fiancée Paige Butcher tied the knot?

The Shrek franchise actor, who revealed his character Donkey is going to get his own spin-off, used the word ‘wife’ twice during an appearance on The New York Times podcast The Interview

The 63-year-old icon was promoting his new film Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F which will be released on July 3.

The couple started dating in 2012 and got engaged in 2018.

The Candy Cane Lane star and the 44-year-old model share two kids together: Izzy, eight, and Max, five.

Have Eddie Murphy, 63, and Paige Butcher, 44, tied the knot?  The Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F star referred to the Australian actress and model as his wife, twice, in a recent interview (pictured in Beverly Hills on June 20)

At one point during the chat with host David Marchese, the Beverly Hills Cop star was talking about how early in his career, Oscar-winner Marlon Brando wanted to meet him when he was about 20.

The former Saturday Night Live star then revealed he was ‘out of touch’ with today’s up-and-coming stars. 

‘I used to be so hip, I used to know who everybody was, and now there’s just so much stuff,’ said Murphy.

‘[I] ask my wife, “Who’s this person?”‘ Murphy explained, adding, ‘I don’t even know what’s going on.’

The red carpet fixture revealed that their life together is similar to those of many families.

‘I’m not ashamed to say it,’ he said, ‘Every night at 6 o’clock, when I eat dinner, I watch Steve Harvey and Family Feud.

‘On Tuesdays, I watch The Masked Singer.’

Then he said the ‘w-word’ again. 

‘My wife and I, we watch all of those shows, the singing competitions and that kind of stuff. … Last year, I watched all of The Golden Bachelor,’ he said.

The couple are careful of their privacy and have no social media presence. ‘I like to keep as much private as possible now. People will use anything against you. The more you put out, the more you get back,’ Butcher told Vanity Fair in 2013. 

While she initially had Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) accounts in the past, the Big Momma’s House 2 actress said, ‘I just wasn’t using it. And I was really boring. I would just post my volunteer work.’

Murphy and Butcher first went public with their relationship in 2012. The couple share two children, Izzy, eight, and Max, five  (Pictured in Los Angeles in January 2023)

Murphy and Butcher first went public with their relationship in 2012. The couple share two children, Izzy, eight, and Max, five  (Pictured in Los Angeles in January 2023)

On The NYTimes podcast The Interview, Murphy said the 'w-word' when he revealed he wasn't aware of many up and coming artists. '[I] ask my wife, "Who's this person?"' Murphy explained, adding, 'I don¿t even know what¿s going on.' (Pictured in Los Angeles in November 2023)

On The NYTimes podcast The Interview, Murphy said the ‘w-word’ when he revealed he wasn’t aware of many up and coming artists. ‘[I] ask my wife, “Who’s this person?”‘ Murphy explained, adding, ‘I don’t even know what’s going on.’ (Pictured in Los Angeles in November 2023)

The funnyman referred to Butcher as his 'wife' again when he spoke about their homelife. 'My wife and I, we watch all of those shows, the singing competitions and that kind of stuff. ¿ Last year, I watched all of The Golden Bachelor,' he said  (Pictured in Beverly Hills June 20)

The funnyman referred to Butcher as his ‘wife’ again when he spoke about their homelife. ‘My wife and I, we watch all of those shows, the singing competitions and that kind of stuff. … Last year, I watched all of The Golden Bachelor,’ he said  (Pictured in Beverly Hills June 20)

After more than a decade together, Murphy appears dedicated to his life with Butcher, regardless of marital status. 

In a 2020 interview with Vanity Fair, the funny man was very serious when he said, ‘My career, or what I am as an artist, that’s not at the center of my life. At the center of my life is my family and my kids.’

Butcher is also step-mom to Murphy’s eight older children. He shares Bria, 34, Myles, 31, Shayne, 29, Zola,  24, and Bella, 21 with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell. 

He is also dad to Eric, 34, from his relationship with former girlfriend Paulette McNeely; Christian, 33, from his relationship with Tamara Hood, and Angel, 17, whom he shares with former Spice Girl Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown, 49.

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