There’s no better way to shake off rumors of dating someone than to show up in public with a blonde bombshell.
Despite random paparazzi shots showing Eddie Murphy cozying up with rumored gal pal and former 106 & Park host Rocsi Diaz, the acclaimed funnyman stepped onto the red carpet of Spike TV’s “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” with Aussie model and actress Paige Butcher. The Nutty Professor was honored at the ceremony by A-list colleagues such as Russell Brand and Martin Lawrence but it was his lady friend who stole the show, the Huffington Post reports.
Butcher, 33, who has appeared in several commercials and films such as Big Momma’s House 2 and Something’s Gotta Give, was also a former Maxim “Hot 100” entry in 2004. Though 18 years her senior, Murphy, 51, seems to be slowing down as he announced at the event that he would be retiring. “I’m just a retired old song and dance man,” he told the crowd. “That’s what you do when you’re retired: You come out every now and then and talk about the old days.” Luckily, his choice in arm candy won’t follow suit.