Over the years, Eddie Murphy has built a viable brand and has become a household name across the globe owing to his comic roles in numerous movies. While he has continued to dominate the limelight, many of his fans are so eager to learn more about his ex-wife and love of his life, Nicole Mitchell Murphy.
Interestingly, Nicole Mitchell isn’t just popular as the ex-wife of Eddie but has equally built a successful career in her own right. She is a multi-talented American fashion model, actress, businesswoman, designer, and Television star. She is best remembered for her appearance in the popular sitcom Hollywood Exes, and many other TV shows and films. Learn more about the biography and other facts of this Sacramento born diva below.
Nicole Mitchell Murphy Biography
Nicole Mitchell is a daughter to an African-American father and an English mother. She was born on the 5th day of January 1968, in Sacramento, California, in the United States of America. From an early age, she had a keen interest in becoming a model and luck was on her side because, by the time she clocked thirteen years, she was already getting modeling gigs from notable brands.
Niki as she is fondly called, later earned a slot in an international modeling competition where she emerged victorious thus clinching for herself a modeling contract with a reputable Paris Modeling agency – Ford Modeling Agency.
As a career-oriented woman, Nicole Mitchell Murphy relocated to Europe where she worked tirelessly for seven years as the face of many tops brands like Yves St. Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, and Ungaro to mention a few.
The beautiful model is not just skilled as a model but is a gifted actress who has had her stints in the movie industry with her debut TV show The Contender in 2005. In 2009, she starred in a horror film Shut the Fuck UP directed by Lian Lawton alongside Steve Wilson and O’Leary.
Her big Break in the movie industry came in 2012 when she co-produced and featured in Hollywood Exes, a series that chronicles the lives of seven ex-wives of famous celebrities. During the show, Nicole made recurring appearances from season 1 to 3; unfortunately, the show was canceled in 2015 after its third season.
As a television personality, Nicole Mitchell Murphy has featured and appeared in a number of shows. Some of her notable works are Global Beauty Masters (2014), Big Morning Buzz Live, Home & Family, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, Just Love (2016); a film that featured the likes of Guy Torry, Medina Islam, Claudia Jordan and many more.
Nicole Mitchell Murphy currently focuses her attention on projecting her brands – a Jewellery collection known as FLP Jewelry Design aka Friendship, Love and Peace and her skincare anti-aging line known as ZOBELA launched in 2018. She also has a fitness team and regularly posts fitness tips on her social media.
5 Facts About Eddie Murphy’s Ex-Wife
1. Nicole Mitchell Murphy’s Family
Nicole Mitchell Murphy came from a conventional middle-class family. She was born to Eddie T. Mitchell, an African- American Air force officer and Ellen, a British mother. Nicole Murphy’s parents divorced when she was young and she was raised by her single mother. She grew up alongside her three brothers – Trevor, Nathan, and Darius. Thankfully, her parents later reconciled their differences and finally reunited as man and wife.
2. Her Marriage With Eddy Murphy
The television star, Nicole Mitchell Murphy met Eddie Murphy in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They exchanged pleasantries and contact number. Days rolled into weeks as both got acquainted with each other. From casual friends, they became intimate and had to move into an apartment together. They lived together for about two years before they finally tied the knot on March 18, 1993, in Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, New York City. Sadly, their union as man and wife lasted only for twelve years before their marriage hit the rock in August of 2005 following a divorce suit filed by Nicole. Eight months down the line, their separation was legally finalized on April 27, 2006.
Eddie Murphy originally named Edward Regan Murphy is a father to ten kids all from different women including Niki’s five kids and two from his Australian girlfriend and baby mama Paige Butcher. He is a multi-talented award-winning American comic actor, screenwriter, singer, film producer, and TV personality. He was born on April 3, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York City to a transit police officer father, Charles Edward Murphy and a telephone operator mother, Lillian. Eddie is no doubt one of the best comic actors in the world today with over forty films and television series to his credit winning over thirty prestigious awards.
3. Nicole Mitchell Murphy Has Five Children
Although Nicole Mitchell Murphy’s marriage may have ended, it did produce five children out of ten children fathered by Eddy Murphy. Her children include – four daughters (Bria L. Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, and Bella Zahra Murphy) and a son, Myles Murphy born on November 7, 1992. Her daughters – Bria was born on November 18, 1989, Shayne followed on October 10, 1994, Zola was born on December 24, 1999, and Bella on January 29, 2002. Her kids are all well grown and are doing well in life.
4. How Much Is Her Net Worth?
The businesswoman and supermum have joined the millionaire club with her net worth estimated at $10 million. She made her wealth from her various stints as a TV star, actress, model, and businesswoman.
5. Height and Body Measurements
The former model sure looks stunning for her age with her skin tone well emphasized by her bluish-green eyes. Nicole Mitchell Murphy has a towering height of 5 ft 10 (1.78 m). She has a slim body bodybuild and attractive physique; however, other details including her weight and body measurements are currently not known.