Sunday, January 20, 2008


Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds broke up just two weeks after their non-legally binding wedding ceremony in Bora Bora. People Magazine quotes a source as saying that Eddie was chewing Tracey out at their wedding in front of guests and that it was embarrassing for everyone to witness.

Not only were Eddie and Tracey not getting along after their expensive non-nuptuals, their mothers were fighting too. Eddie and Tracey’s family are said to have “hated each other on sight,” and their mothers supposedly refused to sit next to each other. They were even seen yelling and swearing at each other, each thinking the other’s offspring wasn’t good enough for their family:

Eddie, 46, and Tracey, 40, invited only family members and a few close friends to celebrate their union, “but it was as if their families hated each other on sight…”

Eddie’s mother felt Tracey was a “gold digger,” says the friend - and Tracey’s mother felt Eddie wasn’t “good enough” for her daughter.

“The mothers didn’t even want to sit next to each other - even to eat - and it led to both sides of the family squaring off.”

According to the source, the situation escalated from an uneasy tension to outright confrontation that included “yelling and cussing.”

And this was even before Eddie and Tracey took their vows!

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, January 28, 2008]

The Enquirer adds the gem that Eddie almost backed out of the wedding right before the ceremony and that he “pulled aside his best friend Johnny Gill in a panic and asked him if he was doing the right thing.” It looks like Eddie never really got over those cold feet, or maybe he listened to his momma. Eddie Murphy’s mom is said to live with him in his LA mansion and his breakup with the mother of his youngest child, Mel B, is partially attributed to her inability to get along with his live-in mother. It looks like Tracey dodged a bullet on that one. Maybe Eddie can ask his mommy to set him up next time so he’s sure to pick a woman she approves of.

Mike Walker’s column in the latest Enquirer states that guests at Murphy’s ceremony feel duped into thinking they were attending an actual wedding and asked the Norbit star to refund their vacation costs. Murphy said he would pay guests for their travel costs, which added up to over 100k.