Eddie 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.