Eddie Murphy has been stepping out a lot lately with Paige Butcher, his new Australian model girlfriend that is almost 20 years younger than him.
Eddie and his new girlfriend were most recently seen smooching courtside at the Staples Center where they enjoyed the Lakers Vs. Pheonix Suns game.
You would think the 51-year-old would be ecstatic about having the Australian bombshell by his side, but the comedian failed to even crack a smile during the game even as he has his arm around his new girlfriend.
Last week the pair was spotted out and about once again to get a cup of coffee together last Tuesday. Photogs snapped several pictures of Eddie holding hands with the blonde model as she was dressed in a casual black tank top and beige skinny jeans.
The Tower Heist actor also had a casual ensemble on, opting for a black Adidas t-shirt, black jeans, and some thick black shades.
Once again, Murphy seemed to be living the dream but couldn’t get himself to smile much about the beautiful young lady on his arm. In many of the photos the couple looks relatively awkward, and the distance between them is pretty big despite the fact they were holding hands.
Perhaps the reason behind all this, is Paige hasn’t actually earned Eddie’s heart yet and according to several tabloids the actor is still “road testing” his new eye candy.
According to US Weekly, both Murphy and Butcher are claiming that things aren’t really that serious yet but the 33-year-old model is perfectly fine with that.
“She told him it’s fine to not making anything official,” the source reported to US Weekly. “She’s fine to just have fun.”
By “fun,” they apparently mean showing off his somewhat girlfriend to all of his friends. There is no doubt about the fact that the Norbit actor wanted the part time actress on his arm, but whether or not he wants a serious relationship is the only question still up for debate.
“He pursued her,” the source added. “He shows her off to his friends – she’s one of those girls that make all your guy friends jealous. She loves sports, too, and likes to go to basketball games.”
The two made their first big appearance as a couple during the red carpet special for Spike TV’s tribute to Eddie Murphy.
For the first time, the actor was smiling ear to ear as he made it a point to constantly grope and flirt with Paige on the red carpet.
The Shrek voice actor probably is just used to having hot girls on his arm, considering the fact that he has been known to date women much younger than him including Rocsi Diaz, 28.
Butcher has also been known for dating Eddie’s type as her list of exs includes Tyson Beckford and Russell Simmons.