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Net value $10 million dollars
Date of birth January 5, 1968
Husband Eddie Murphy
Fact She, Eddie Murphy, and Bria left the ceremony to Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman.”

Who is Nicole Mitchell Murphy?

Nicole Murphy is an American model, actress, fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur. She is also the ex-wife of well-known actor Eddie Murphy.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy Age, Early Life, Family and Education

Nicole Ronnette Mitchell was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on January 5, 1968 in Sacramento, California, USA, to Ellen and Eddie Mitchell – her three siblings are Nathan, Trevor and Darius. Her father was an African-American United States Air Force pilot, while her mother was a white housewife. When Nicole was a child, her parents separated.

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She grew up mainly in a single-parent family. From her mother, she learned independence and self-confidence. Her parents would later reunite. Unfortunately, her mother passed away on November 4, 2019.

Not much is known about Nicole’s upbringing or educational background, but it is recorded that her modeling career started early.

Nicole Murphy Career and Rise to Stardom

As a 10-year-old girl, Nicole was already in the print and runway modeling business. At the age of 13 years, she already walked the runway for Fred Modeling Agency. She has worked with several industry leaders such as Ungaro, Chanel and Valentino.

From a young age, Nicole traveled from one shoot location to another in a limousine or flew first class. Consequently, even when she met Eddie Murphy, she was already accustomed to the glitzy life of showbiz.

Later, Nicole left for other careers. She has always been keen on looking good and staying fit, which led her to launch the Nicole Murphy Fitness brand, featuring tutorials on how to keep fit. In addition, the brand provides tips on nutrition, including posting healthy recipes.

Nicole Murphy is an entrepreneur and runs a business known as FLP (Friendship, Love, and Peace) where she sells her personally designed jewelry and other merchandise.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy

She is also the owner of Zobela, a company dealing with skin and beauty care products.

However, it is her modeling and acting career that has made her face so well known. She was the executive producer of the TV reality series ‘ Hollywood exes”, a series she launched after her divorce from Eddie Murphy. In the three series in which she was a cast member, she follows the friendship and support that the ex-wives of the rich and famous develop. Their network is full of fun, drama and covering for each other.

Nicole had a role in ‘Just Love’, a 2016 movie, and also appeared in ‘Shut the Fuck Up’ (2009). Nicole was the host of the TV show “Global Beauty Masters” (2014) which brought together experts in the beauty industry to share tips on how to look great by following different beauty regimens. She has also graced several other TV shows, including ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, ‘Arsenio’, ‘Live Kelly & Ryan’ and ‘Bethenny’.

Nicole Murphy, personal life, boyfriend, marriage and children

Eddie first saw Nicole at the 1998 NAACP Image Awards Dinner and invited her to his table.

Although the actor was already famous, she was not impressed by his presence. He was a bachelor after a series of failed relationships, and Nicole and Eddie dated for several years before he proposed to her.

The wedding was an exclusive affair held on March 18, 1993 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Queen Latifah, Bruce Willis and Sugar Ray Leonard were among the 500 guests, celebrities and relatives who graced the occasion, which reportedly cost the couple. $1.5 million. Their firstborn daughter, Bria, was a flower girl.

Eddie and Nicole have five childrenwith eldest daughter Bria born in 1989.

The others are Myles (1992), Shane Audria (1994), Zola (1999) and Bella Zohra (2002). Nicole has been a grandmother since Myles got married and has a daughter named Elvie. Nicole and Eddie’s marriage lasted from 1993 to 2005, when Nicole filed for divorce over what she called “irreconcilable differences.” There were rumored reports of infidelity – Nicole allegedly paid a $15 million settlement, but the divorce was an amicable agreement to raise their children as responsible parents.

Although Nicole is still considered Eddie Murphy’s ex, she has been involved with other men. In 2009, she got engaged to Michael Strahan of the New York Giants and co-hosted the show ‘Live Michael & Kelly’ with him. The engagement lasted until 2014, but then the relationship ended.

Nicole caused a social media stir in 2017 when a photo emerged of her kissing “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua — the problem being that Fuqua was married to Lela Rochon.

This scandal forced Nicole to apologize to Lela and her own family for the distress she caused. She has also been seen with several men she was allegedly dating. Currently, Nicole is not romantically linked to anyone and remains single. Nicole is nicknamed ‘Niki’. She likes Italian food. Her favorite actor is Tom Cruise. Nicole’s hobby is traveling.

Nicole Murphy Body Measurement and Features

Nicole is an African American, with hazel eyes and black hair.

Despite being over 50 years old, the former model has maintained a healthy diet and fitness. Nicole reportedly weighs about 64 kg and is 1.77 m talllong. She is full-busted and has what is described as an attractive, toned figure.

Nicole Murphy’s Net Worth

Although Eddie Murphy’s ex received $15 million in divorce settlement, she lost about $7 million of the money to a con artist who convinced her to invest in a dubious scheme. Reputable sources estimate Nicole Murphy’s net worth as of mid-2020 to be around $12 million.

General information

First and last name Nicole Mitchell Murphy
Net value $10 million dollars
Date of birth January 5, 1968
Height 1.78m
Profession TV personality, television producer, entrepreneur, model, designer
Nationality American


Husband Eddie Murphy
Children Bria Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, Bella Zahra Murphy, Miles Mitchell Murphy
Parents Eddie T. Mitchell, Ellen Mitchell

Links to social profiles


# Fact
1 Her mother is British and her father is African American.
2 The non-denominational, double-ring, 16-minute ceremony was performed by Calvin O. Butts III of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. When the reverend asked if anyone knew why the two were not allowed to marry, Murphy turned and glared at the wedding guests, provoking much laughter.
3 During her wedding to Eddie Murphy, she walked down the aisle to the song “Don’t Give Up on Love”, which Murphy had performed on his album “Love’s Alright”.
4 Wedding dress was made of white silk and satin, was low-cut and off-the-shoulder, and featured French Alençon lace and rosettes. The cathedral train was 12 feet long. Her veil of cathedral tulle was trimmed with Belgian embroidery and adorned with Austrian crystals and pearls.
5 She, Eddie Murphy, and Bria left the ceremony to Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman.”
6 The flower girl at her wedding to Eddie Murphy was their daughter, Bria L. Murphy. Nicole’s stepsister, Wilma Worrell, was the matron of honor. Witness was Vernon Lynch, Eddie’s stepfather. Murphy’s brothers, Charlie Murphy (aka Charlie) and Vernon Lynch, Jr., and his cousin Ray Murphy Jr., were his groomsmen.
7 Has five children with Eddie Murphy: daughter, Bria L. Murphy (born November 18, 1989 in Sacramento), son, Myles Murphy (Myles Mitchell Murphy) (born November 7, 1992), daughter, Shayne Audra Murphy (born October 10 1994), daughter, Zola Ivy Murphy (born December 24, 1999 in Los Angeles), and daughter, Bella Zahra Murphy (born January 29, 2002).
8 Met Eddie Murphy in 1988 at a NAACP Image Awards show. They lived together for a year and a half before getting married. They married in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
9 She is an associate at Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.




Title Year Status Character
Hard blows 2008-2009 Documentary assistant editor for the TV series – 4 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Global beauty masters 2016 TV serials Host
Shut your mouth 2009 Short Girl (as Nicole Murphy)


Title Year Status Character
Inside edition 2014-2015 Documentary about the TV series herself
The initiate 2014 TV serials herself
Home & Family 2014 TV serials Himself – Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV serials Himself – Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2013-2014 TV serials Herself / Herself – Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013-2014 TV serials herself
Bethenny 2013 TV serials Himself – Guest
Live big morning buzz 2012 TV serials herself
Hollywood exes 2012 TV serials Herself (as Nicole Murphy)
The contender 2005 TV serials herself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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