US Magazine reports that a source close to the couple told the magazine that comedian Eddie Murphy, 50, and singer Toni Braxton, 44, “are seeing each other and very into it.” The source also claims that the romance has been going on for about four months.

While Toni Braxton’s spokesperson deflected questions about the possible love affair by saying that the two are just friends and fans of each others’ work, the source claims that Eddie was backstage at Toni’s February 19 concert and has already met her two children from a previous relationship – in other words, things are getting serious.

Those of you who follow gossip know that Eddie Murphy has eight children from previous marriages and relationships, including one with former Spice Girl Mel B that he denied having fathered until a paternity test was performed. His last public relationship was with Tracey Edmonds (ex-wife of singer Babyface), with whom he exchanged non-legally binding vows in 2008.

Fans of Braxton Family Values know that Toni’s quest for love has been a focus on the show…can we expect her relationship with Eddie to become part of the plot as well?

Do you buy this rumor? What do you think of them as a couple?

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