Eddie Murphy’s marriage invalid?

Eddie Murphy and Tracey EdmondsEddie Murphy‘s beach marriage in French Polynesia is likely invalid, according to Malgras Benoit, a lawyer in the territory. He contends that for a wedding to be valid, the couple must reside near where the ceremony is to take place for at least 30 days before they can legally tie the knot. Murphy and his fiancée Tracey Edmonds arrived in French Polynesia last weekend and were married on the beach on New Year’s Day. Mr. Benoit explained: “A marriage on the beach would be like… a fake marriage. It’s not a real marriage, if it is on the beach with only a local priest,” he said. Murphy, 46, was married for 13 years to Nicole Mitchell, with whom he has five children. He also has a daughter with singer Melanie Brown and two sons by two other women.

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  1. browny • January 4, 2008 @ 5:13 PM

    Murphy could start offering kids up for adoption or even better start his own little country of murphys

  2. Mary • January 4, 2008 @ 5:55 PM

    What a loser./

  3. Anonymous • January 4, 2008 @ 9:51 PM

    Eight kids is enough and those are only the ones we are aware of; whose to say there aren’t more.

    What in the world is this new “wife” thinking – getting into a relationship with him? She should be thanking her lucky stars this marriage may not be valid and RUN for the hills, far, far away from him.

  4. shallie • January 4, 2008 @ 9:53 PM

    Is Tracey Edmonds an idiot. I thought she had much better sense. Eddie Murphy seems quite irresponsible, having kids all over the place. Left his wife with whom he has 5 children, whats the matter with this guy. I even heard he had a gay relationship with Vince Gill, who was his bestman at the wedding. Now his marriage is not valid? Did not he nor Tracey aware of this? Can’t make much sense of all of this.

  5. Anonymous • January 4, 2008 @ 11:28 PM

    Melanie B. has AMAZING legs.

  6. Nancy • January 5, 2008 @ 1:39 AM

    Shallie, sometimes marriages just don’t work out, but that does not mean that Eddie is irresponsible. As long as he is there for and pays for all those children, all the best to him! I also would not believe what you heard about this gay relationship with Vince Gill…..unless it was in the Star or the Enquirer it probably doesn’t hold much truth. What’s your opinion Arnold??

  7. xray • January 5, 2008 @ 2:18 AM

    who friggin’ cares already? if it is a “real” marriage, he’ll be divorced inside three years anyway. the only ones it matters to are their lawyers, who’ll then argue for years over $$$$ and commissions

  8. Ken • January 5, 2008 @ 5:00 AM

    Murphy is an amazing actor — don’t forget he won an Oscar playing the fat girl in “Dreamgirls.”

  9. Anonymous • January 5, 2008 @ 4:36 PM

    Ken – better check your facts buddy. Eddie won it for being a heroin addicted singer in Dreamgirls. The “fat” girl you are referring to (who also won an Oscar) was Jennifer Hudson, from American Idol fame.

  10. Nancy • January 5, 2008 @ 9:00 PM

    How embarASSing!!!

  11. Arnold • January 6, 2008 @ 12:20 AM

    Nancy as you know I hold the integrity and credibilty of those Tabloid institutions above re-proach.

    Having said that I repeat
    What you talkn bout Nancy??

  12. me • January 6, 2008 @ 4:08 PM

    Shallie, you know what Tracey was thinking? moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney. The guy’s loaded! Imagine when HE kicks the bucket, it will be another James Brown family feud over all his money!

  13. Trixie • January 7, 2008 @ 12:29 PM

    He is not husband material or father material. His kids can’t be important to him if he can keep changing wives and leaving all his kids. I’m sure she looks great on his arm-trophy wife-but this a happy marriage does not make. The new wife won’t want all his kids showing up and they probably won’t. Money doesn’t make you happy.

  14. me • January 7, 2008 @ 7:53 PM

    Money doesn’t make you happy, but it sure lets you have a lot of fun! And I’m sure she’ll take advantage of that until she can’t stand him anymore, then it’s off to divorce court.

  15. Beverly Scott • January 8, 2008 @ 3:45 PM

    Eddie Murphy knew this marriage was not valid.
    This whole marriage is a sham! Eddie Murphy is bi-sexual and he is trying to fool the world but the world found out! He wants to hurt Nicole Murphy and Mel B and all the other women but secretly he is in love with Johnny Gill who was supposedly his best man but remember he has two brothers who didn’t even attend the sham wedding!

  16. Anonymous • January 8, 2008 @ 5:59 PM

    Glad to hear his love interest is Johnny Gill and NOT Vince Gill (the country singer) mentioned in a comment above – but probably not as much as Vince’s wife Amy Grant is!!!!!

  17. me • January 9, 2008 @ 12:34 PM

    I don’t think Eddie’s gay. He’s a creep, but I don’t think he’s gay.

  18. Cecile • January 29, 2008 @ 10:27 PM

    I don’t think Eddie is gay. Lets try to make sense. He didn’t need to have 5 kids to prove he’s not. Usually one or two is more than enough. He is a great dad and if any of you can make your marriage last as long as he made his first marriage work, consider yourselves lucky. He was a good husband, if not his ex wife wouldn’t have had 5 children. She looks normal ans smart to me. So try to make sense here guys.
    He’s been a good father, if not the exwife would ahve noticed after the first couple children, so would the tabloids and they’d be all over him like with Britney. Now for the new ex-wife, it is funny the marriage wasn’t valid, I find it funny ’cause I’m pretty darn happy it isn’t. If Tracey’s mom really wanted a $600 thousand real estate commission instead of a $500K and they were fighting for that, I understand Eddie runs for the Hills. I would run for the hills too.

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