Internet rumors also burbled that he was dating singer Nicole Scherzinger.
Murphy, who starred on VH1’s “Hollywood Exes,” split with Strahan after a five-year engagement.
And they were so besotted with each other, they didn’t even notice when a Mariah Carey song played during dinner.
A spokesman said Thursday that the 54-year-old funnyman is expecting his ninth child — this time with his girlfriend of four years, Paige Butcher, 36. These are the five mothers of Eddie Murphy’s children.
“The couple showed up at 11 p.m., when most other diners were already gone,” said a witness.
“They were holding hands across the table, and gazing at each other throughout their meal.” Perhaps breaking the romantic vibe, the source added that a Carey tune awkwardly began playing during their meal, but “neither paid attention.
Nicole Mitchell Murphy was born on January 5, 1968 in Sacramento, California, USA as Nicole Ronnette Mitchell.
She is known for her work on Hollywood Exes (2012), Big Morning Buzz Live (2011) and Hard Knocks (2001). See full bio on IMDb » Nicole Murphy pumps her own gas, and when she does ... Nicole was spotted gassing up in Beverly Hills Tuesday in a sexy, form-fitting black dress and high heels… READ MORE Nicole Murphy is adamant rumors she played bump and run with Odell Beckham during Super Bowl weekend are 100% FALSE ... READ MORE Here's Nicole Murphy at some TV premiere event in West Hollywood ... The pair has generally kept mum on the details of their relationship. She was later engaged to NFL star Michael Strahan for five years, and has been romantically linked to Nick Cannon.