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Eddie Murphy's model girlfriend, Paige Butcher, stole the spotlight from the funnyman during Spike TV's event Friday.
The Australian native, 33, donned a form-fitting blue dress, paired with wavy blonde locks as she escorted her boyfriend to the "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" tribute.
After launching her modeling career at the age of 13, Butcher won a CoverGirl modeling search and went on to cover two editions of Maxim magazine, according to Zap2It.
Murphy, 51, was first spotted with Butcher at Los Angeles' Mastro's Steakhouse in September.
During Spike TV's event in Beverly Hills, stars such as Arsenio Hall, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler, and Russell Brand offered praise to Murphy and his career.
The Academy Award-winning actor was a regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live" before starring in films such as "48 Hrs," "Trading Places," and "The Nutty Professor," among many others.
Today, Murphy has stopped working in showbusiness.
"I'm just a retired old song and dance man," the Brooklyn, New York native 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."
The tribute to the "Beverly Hills Cop" star will air on Spike TV on Nov. 14.
Murphy shares five children with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell and has two children from two previous relationships. The comedian was also named the father of Spice Girls member Melanie Brown's daughter in 2007.
Earlier this summer, the actor became a victim of a celebrity death hoax that claimed Murphy had been killed in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.
It was later revealed that the report was false and was in fact published on Global Associated News for "entertainment."
A disclaimer on the website read: "This story is 100% fake! This is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes."