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Eric: Eddie Murphy Opens Up About His Son’s Relationship With Martin Lawrence’s Daughter Jasmin

BY Dora Abena Dzaka July 7, 2024 7:45 AM EDT
Photo Credit: Instagram/@Martin Lawrence

Eddie Murphy has spoken on how he feels about his son Eric dating Martin Lawrence’s daughter Jasmin. 

Eddie had brought them up earlier, during his New York Times interview. He said he was happy to watch the two elderly people fall in love.

In a recent interview with CBS Mornings, Eddie Murphy told Gayle King that he and his fellow comedians supported the romance and had high hopes for the couple’s future child. 

The couple started dating in the summer of 2021 and are still together; they even showed up at the premiere of the new film Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.

“We just were like, ‘It’s cool.’ Yeah, it was cool. We thought it was cool,” he said during the sit-down. 

“They’re both beautiful; they look amazing together and it’s funny; everybody’s like, ‘What is that baby going to be funny?’ Our gene pool is just going to make this funny baby.”

He continued: “If they ever get married and have a child, I am expecting the child to be funny.”

Eric and Jasmin confirmed their relationship in the summer of 2021 when the former confessed he was “head over heels in love.” 

Photo Credit: Instagram: Eric Murphy

Jasmin returned the sweet words just a few weeks later while celebrating Eric’s special day. 

“Happy birthday, my love! I’m so incredibly blessed to know you, to love you, and to have you by my side. Cheers to many more blessings, laughs, and beautiful memories! I love you so much!!,” she captioned an Instagram post at the time.

Martin also touched on the relationship during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2022, when he was asked if the couple would produce “some kind of comedy super-baby together.”

Martin laughed and said he and Eddie had yet to discuss their children’s relationship.

“We kind of just stay out of their business and let them do their own thing and respect their thing,” he said before being asked about a potential wedding. “I’m going to try to get Eddie to pay for it.”

Eddie and his former girlfriend, Paulette McNeely, had one child, Eric, who is into voice-acting and writing.

Jasmin is Martin’s and his ex-wife Patricia Southall’s eldest daughter. She is an actress, and in her father’s most recent film, Bad Boys for Life, she made a brief appearance.