• Nicole Murphy is an American model, actress, fitness enthusiast, and entrepreneur.
• She was born in Sacramento, California, USA under the Capricorn Zodiac sign in 1968.
• She has modeled for brands such as Ungaro, Chanel and Valentino and has launched her own fitness brand, jewelry firm and skin and beauty care products.
• She is the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy and they share five children.
• She has a net worth of $12 million as of mid-2020.

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Short Info

Net Worth$10 million dollars
Date Of BirthJanuary 5, 1968
SpouseEddie Murphy
FactThe nondenominational, double-ring, 16 minute ceremony was performed by Calvin O. Butts III of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church. When the minister asked if anyone knew why the two shouldn't be married, Murphy turned around and glared at the wedding guests, causing much laughter.

Who is Nicole Mitchel Murphy?

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

Nicole Mitchell Murphy Age, Early Life, Family and Education

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

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She was brought up mainly in a single-mother household. From her mother, she learned independence and self-confidence. Her parents would later reunite. Sadly, her mother passed away on 4 November 2019.

Not much is known about Nicole’s upbringing or education background, however, it’s recorded that her modeling career began early.

Nicole Murphy Career and Rise to Stardom

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

From a young age, Nicole would travel from one photoshoot venue to another in a limousine or fly first class. Consequently, even when she met with Eddie Murphy, she was already used to the glitzy life of showbiz.

Later, Nicole branched out into other careers. She has always been keen on looking good and keeping fit, which led her to launch the Nicole Murphy Fitness brand, offering tutorials on keeping fit. In addition, the brand gives tips on nutrition including posting healthy recipes.

Nicole Murphy is an entrepreneur, running a firm known as FLP (Friendship, Love, and Peace), through which she sells her personally designed jewelry as well as other merchandise.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy

She is also the proprietor of Zobela, which is a firm dealing in 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 following her divorce from Eddie Murphy. In the three series in which she was a cast member, she traces the friendship and support that the ex-wives of the rich and famous develop. Their network is full of fun, drama, and covering each other’s backs.

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) that brought together experts in the beauty industry, to give tips on looking good by following various beauty regimens. She has graced various other TV shows too, including “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Arsenio,” “Live Kelly & Ryan” and” Bethenny.”

Nicole Murphy, Personal Life, Boyfriend, Marriage and Children

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

Though the actor was already famous, being in his presence did not over-awe her. He was a bachelor following a string of unsuccessful relationships, and Nicole and Eddie dated for several years before he proposed to her.

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

Eddie and Nicole have five children, with the eldest daughter Bria being born in 1989.

The others are Myles (1992), Shane Audria (1994), Zola (1999), and Bella Zohra (2002). Nicole is a grandmother since Myles is married and has a daughter named Elvie. Nicole and Eddie’s marriage lasted from 1993 to2005, when Nicole filed for divorce due to what she called “irreconcilable differences.” It was rumored that there were reports of infidelity – Nicole was allegedly paid a settlement of $15 million, however, the divorce was an amicable agreement, to bring up their children as responsible parents.

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

Nicole set social media abuzz in 2017 when a picture appeared of her kissing Antoine Fuqua, director of “Training Day” – the problem was that Fuqua was married to Lela Rochon.

This scandal forced Nicole to apologize to Lela, as wel as her own family for the distress she caused. She has also been seen with various men who she was rumored to be dating. Currently, Nicole is not linked to anybody romantically, amd remains single. Nicole is nicknamed “Niki.” She enjoys 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 healthy nutrition and fitness. Nicole reputedly weighs about 140lbs (64 kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.77m)tall. She is full-busted and has what’s described as an attractive, toned figure.

Nicole Murphy’s Net Worth

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

General Info

Full NameNicole Mitchell Murphy
Net Worth$10 million dollars
Date Of BirthJanuary 5, 1968
Height1.78 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Model, Designer


SpouseEddie Murphy
ChildrenBria Murphy, Shayne Audra Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, Bella Zahra Murphy, Miles Mitchell Murphy
ParentsEddie T. Mitchell, Ellen Mitchell

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1Her mother is British and her father is African American.
2The nondenominational, double-ring, 16 minute ceremony was performed by Calvin O. Butts III of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church. When the minister asked if anyone knew why the two shouldn't be married, Murphy turned around and glared at the wedding guests, causing much laughter.
3In 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 "Love's Alright" album.
4Wedding dress was made of white silk and satin, it was low-cut and off-the-shoulder and featured French Alençon lace and rosettes. The cathedral train was 12 feet long. Her cathedral tulle veil was edged in Belgian embroidery and decorated with Austrian crystals and pearls.
5She, Eddie Murphy, and Bria left the ceremony to Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman."
6The flower girl at her wedding to Eddie Murphy was their daughter, Bria L. Murphy. Nicole's stepsister, Wilma Worrell, was the matron of honor. Best man 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.
7Has five children with Eddie Murphy: daughter, Bria L. Murphy (born on November 18, 1989 in Sacramento), son, Myles Murphy (Myles Mitchell Murphy) (born on November 7, 1992), daughter, Shayne Audra Murphy (born on October 10, 1994), daughter, Zola Ivy Murphy (born on December 24, 1999 in Los Angeles), and daughter, Bella Zahra Murphy (born on January 29, 2002).
8Met Eddie Murphy in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They lived together for a year and a half before they married. They were married at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
9She is an Associate with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.



Editorial Department

Hard Knocks2008-2009TV Series documentary assistant editor - 4 episodes


Global Beauty Masters2016TV SeriesHost
Shut the Fuck Up2009ShortGirl (as Nicole Murphy)


Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Exes2012TV SeriesHerself (as Nicole Murphy)
The Contender2005TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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