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Nicole Mitchell Murphy Biography

Updated On 26 Jun, 2023 Published On 30 Jan, 2020
Nicole Mitchell Murphy

Facts of Nicole Mitchell Murphy

Date of Birth :
Age : 56 years old
Family Name : Mitchell
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Capricorn
Height : 5 Feet 10 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Nicole Mitchell Murphy

What is Nicole Mitchell Murphy marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Nicole Mitchell Murphy have ? (name): 5 Children
Is Nicole Mitchell Murphy having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Nicole Mitchell Murphy Lesbian ? No

Nicole Mitchell Murphy is a sucessful American model and businesswoman. However, she is most known in public as the ex-spouse of comedian Eddie Murphy.

The ex-wife of Actor and Comedian Eddie Murphy

Nicole Mitchell Murphy first met Eddie Murphy at the NAACP Image Awards in 1988. Soon after that, they started dating and even started lived together.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy is the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy. SOURCE: Pinterest

After two years of living together, in 1993, the pair tied the knot at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. It was one of the most lavish weddings at that time.

Sadly, the marriage did not last long. In 2005, Nicole filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on 17 April 2006.

Shares Five Children With Ex-Husband

Before the divorce, Nicole and her former husband became parents to five kids. The daughter Bria Murphy (b.Nov 18, 1989) and son Myles Murphy(b.Nov 7, 1992) were born before the wedding.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy with her kids at Christmas. SOURCE: Nicole Mitchell Murphy Instagram(@nikimurphy)

After exchanging vows, the pair welcomed three daughters, namely Shayne Audra Murphy(b.Oct 10, 1994), Zola Ivy Murphy (b.December 24, 1999), and Bella Zahra Murphy (b.January 29, 2002) in their life.

Nicole do not have any kids from other relationships; however, her ex-husband has five more kids from his past and current relationship. He welcomed his tenth child, Max Charles Murphy in November 2018 with his fiancee Paige Butcher.

Affairs After Divorce From Eddie Murphy

Nicole started dating former NFL player Michael Strahan in 2007, and the pair got engaged two years later in 2009. Sadly, they broke up before they walk down the aisle.

At the time of the split in August 2014, the pair cited their busy schedules as the reason. However, later reports started coming out that Strahan's unfaithfulness was the reason for the break-up.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy was once engaged to NFL Player Michael Strahan. SOURCE: E! News

As those rumors were going on, Nicole spoke to the media and stated that she and her ex-fiance will always be friends. She, however, did not comment on anything on the cheating rumor. 

Spotted Kissing Director Antoine Fuqua

There was no public relationship of Nicole after the end of her five -year engagement with Michael. Though she was linked with Drake and Nick Cannon, nothing was confirmed.

So, people were shocked when photos surfaced of her kissing director Antoine Fuqua in July 2019. The pictures created quite a controversy because Fuqua is a married man. He tied the knot with actress Lela Rochon in 1999. 

Nicole Mitchell Murphy was spotted kissing Antoine Fuqua in July 2019. SOURCE: Medium

As Nicole started getting a lot of backlash for having an affair with a married man, she quickly released a statement saying that she and Antoine are close friends, and it was just a friendly kiss. However, nobody believed her account; thus, she released another statement where she said that she got the impression that Fuqua was divorced from his wife. She also apologized to Fuqua's wife, Lela, Fuqua's family, and her family for what happened.

Nicole, however, personally only addressed this situation when she came to "The Wendy Williams Show" in September 2019. While talking to the host, she stated:

"It happened… I was at the pool, we were on a different timezone, I was having a hard time staying awake, I was drinking an espresso. I regret it, and I apologize for it. And I am a human being, it was a mistake."

It is rumored that her ex-husband, Eddie Murphy was very disappointed with her behavior. He thought this kind of behavior negatively affects their children. There are also gossips that he was the one who made her apologize to Fuqua's family.

Currently In A Relationship?

Nicole is not linked with anyone at present. Moreover, when one visits her social media sites, there is no hint that suggests she is in a relationship. Infact most of her posts are work-related or pictures of her kids. It is very likely the 52-year-old is currently single.

Her Net-Worth Is In Millions

Nicole boasts a total net worth of $10 million. She earned this fortune from her sucessful career as a model, actress, and entrepreneur.

The California native first started modeling at the age of thirteen. She signed with Ford Models after winning an international modeling contest. As a model, she worked with big brands such as Chanel, Valentino, and Yves St.Laurent.

Bracelet from Nicole Mitchell Murphy's Jewelry line. SOURCE: Nicole Mitchell Murphy Instagram(@nikimurphy)

After retiring from modeling, Nicole started her jewelry line, FLP Jewelry Design, which stands for Friendship, Love and Peace. After the sucess, she ventured out in Fitness and beauty. At present, she owns Nicole Murphy Fitness and Zobela by Nicole Murphy.

The mother of five also has experience in television. She has worked as an actress in TV Movie, "Just Love" and as a host in "Global Beauty Masters." Furthermore, she also starred in, and executive produced the VH1 reality series "Hollywood Exes."

Lost $15 Millions Earned in Divorce Settlement

Nicole received a $15 million one time payment from her ex-husband Eddie Murphy as part of the divorce settlement. Sadly she was conned out of all those money by a fraud name Troy Stratos

Nicole Mitchell Murphy was conned by Troy Stratos. SOURCE: Money Inc

Nicole knew Stratos for 34 years, so she trusted him blindly with money. She gave money to him to invest it in Dubai and the UAE, on her behalf. But she sadly did not get any returns.

Because of that, at one point in time, Nicole was reported to be broke. It was said she owned $5 million in a mortgage, $600,000 to lawyers, and nearly $900,000 to the IRS. Thankfully her fiances improved, and now she is a millionaire. On the other hand, Troy was arrested for fraud on 2011 and is currently facing various trials.


At present, Nicole lives in a three-bedroom condo in Beverly Hills, California, with the youngest daughter Bella. Before that, she lived in a six-bedroom house. 

Quick Facts: Nicole Mitchell Murphy

Nicole Mitchell Murphy's parents are dead. SOURCE: Nicole Mitchell Murphy Instagram(@nikimurphy)
  • Nicole was born and raised in Sacramento, California.
  • Her nickname is Niki.
  • Nicole is of mixed race. Her father, Eddie T.Mitchell, is African-American, whereas her mother, Ellen Mitchell, is British.
  • Both her parents are dead. Her father died a long time ago whereas her mother died on November 4, 2019
  • She is available on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, nowadays, she is not that active on Facebook.
  • She has a stepsister Wilma Worrell.

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Nicole Mitchell Murphy Affairs

  1. First Affair with Michael Strahan

    Michael Strahan is a NFL player. He and Nicole Mitchell Murphy engaged in 2009 after two years of dating.

  2. Second Affair with Antoine Fuqua

    Antoine Fuqua is a director. He and Nicole Mitchell Murphy were spotted kissing in Italy in July 2019.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy Married

First Marriage with Eddie Murphy

Nicole Mitchell Murphy and Eddie Murphy first met in 1988 and tied the knot five years later.

Nicole Mitchell Murphy Children

DAUGHTER : Bria Murphy

Father: Eddie Murphy

Bria Murphy is the firstborn of Bria Murphy and Eddie Murphy. Bria is a model and actress.

SON : Myles Murphy

Father: Eddie Murphy

Myles Murphy is the only son of Nicole Mitchell Murphy. He is married and has a daughter Evie that was born in 2019.

DAUGHTER : Shayne Audra Murphy

Father: Eddie Murphy

Shayne Audra Murphy is the third child of Nicole Mitchell Murphy with her ex-husband.

DAUGHTER : Zola Ivy Murphy

Father: Eddie Murphy

Zola Ivy Murphy is the fourth child of Nicole Mitchell Murphy. She is also a model.

DAUGHTER : Bella Zahra Murphy

Father: Eddie Murphy

Bella Zahra Murphy is the youngest child of Nicole Mitchell Murphy. She has four siblings and five half-siblings.

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