Toni Braxton and Eddie Murphy have been friends for years, but word has it that they’re taking their relationship to the next level. Rumors have been swirling that Murphy and Braxton are dating, and have been getting pretty serious.
Us Weekly is reporting that Braxton, 44, and Murphy, 50, have been dating for four months, and are “very into it.” With 10 children between the two of them, the alleged couple have already made to leap to introducing their offspring. “Their kids have met and everything,” said a source. “It’s getting very serious.”
Braxton’s rep has denied that they’re dating, explaining that their relationship is strictly platonic, but the fact that Murphy was seen backstage at the singer’s concert in L.A. last month doesn’t help calm speculation.
Both have been unlucky in the love department. Murphy split from wife, Nicole, in 2005, and their divorce was finalized one year later. After Nicole, the comedian exchanged vows with Tracy Edmonds. The couple never legalized the marriage, and eventually broke-up.
Meanwhile, Braxton ended things with husband, Keri Lewis, in 2009, but announce that she would not seek a legal divorce, so as to not upset her children.