Meet Zola Ivy Murphy, Eddie Murphy's Daughter Who Became a Model

Oyin Balogun
Dec 16, 2019
01:30 P.M.
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Zola Ivy Murphy is unique for a lot of reasons. She is one of the Murphy children born in a marriage, and the one who is the reflection of Eddie Murphy's only wife.


Zola Ivy Murphy lives a life where she is continually surrounded and supported by people. She comes from what in today's world is considered a large family, having nine siblings; four biological and five half-siblings.

Zola, like the rest of Eddie Murphy's children, grew up living a privileged life, but with no sense of entitlement. The young lady is slowly but steadily trying to build a career for herself and create a brand distinct from her parents. 

Eddie and Nicole Murphy's daughter, Zola Ivy Murphy during an interview with Global Institution | Photo: YouTube/Global Institution



Zola is the sixth child of Eddie, and the fourth with his only wife, Nicole Murphy. She is also one of the children born within a marriage, as she came into the world in '99, six years after her parents said their "I dos" in '93. She is 19-year-old.

The young lady grew up to be stunning, and Zola Ivy Murphy IG shows that she is a replica of her mom. Interestingly, mother and daughter do not only share a physical resemblance, but they both also share a love for fashion. Like the mom-of-five, the teenager is pursuing a career as a model.

Eddie Murphy's daughter Zola Ivy Murphy attends the Ladylike Foundation's 9th Annual Women Of Excellence Awards Gala on June 3, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


The young lady worked with Coachella Fashion Line in March and said in an interview at the time that she sees herself as an artistic person. Zola is also trying to figure out if modeling is what she wants to do with the rest of her life, and expressed gratitude for being able to have a career while she discovers herself.

When it comes to fashion, Eddie Murphy's daughter loves things simple but uses jewelry as a means to express herself. Writing is another form of expression for the teenager who appeared in VH1's "Hollywood Exes" alongside her mother, and she also has an interest in criminology.

Zola Murphy, artist Bria Murphy, actor Eddie Murphy, Shayne Murphy and Bella Murphy at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions on November 20, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images



Zola Ivy Murphy's siblings are from five different women, including Nicole. The young model's eldest siblings are Eric and Bria. The latter is her biological sister, and the former is her father's child with his then-girlfriend, Paulette McNelley, the woman who has never gotten photographed.

Interestingly, the "Coming to America" star's oldest children were born months apart in '89, and months after, his second son, and third child, Christian, with Tamara Hood came into the world. Next, the actor welcomed Miles with the only woman to hold the title of Eddie Murphy's wife.

Eddie Murphy speaks on stage at the Hammer Museum Los Angeles Presents MoMA Contenders 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


After the former couple's marriage, they welcomed daughter Shayne, and after Zola came Bella. Following the actor's divorce, he welcomed Angel Iris Murphy Brown with "Spice Girl," Mel B, in 2007, and afterward, the dad-of-ten welcomed Izzy Oona and 1-year-old, Max Charles, with his fiancé, Paige Butcher.

Zola and Eddie Murphy's kids get along ideally despite having separate mothers. The teenager's family is a tight-knit group, and the actor wouldn't change the number of children he has for anything in the world.



The "Beverly Hills Cops" star recently opened up about having so many children during an appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," saying having a vast family makes him very happy. He added that women find him attractive for it, while men think he's a little crazy.

The "Daddy's Daycare" star has amassed a small fortune for himself as an actor and a comedian, and Eddie Murphy's net worth is estimated at $160 million according to His latest movie with Netflix, "Dolomite is My Name" is doing very well, and got him an Oscar nomination.

Nicole Murphy, Model Bria Murphy, Actor Eddie Murphy and Shayne Murphy at Juliet Supper Club on January 18, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images


Nicole, on the other hand, is a successful actress, former model, and businesswoman. During her modeling days, she worked with brands like Chanel, Valentino, and Ungaro. She owns a Los Angeles based jewelry line, FLP, which is an acronym for friendship, love, and peace. 

Zola's parents met in '88 at the NAACP Image Awards and remained friends after their divorce. The young lady has a lot of positive influences in her life, and the future holds a lot of promises and opportunities for her to be all that she can be.