Eddie Murphy 51 steps out with new girlfriend Rocsi Diaz 28 at BET awards

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Eddie Murphy put all sorts of speculation to rest Saturday night when he and girlfriend Rocsi Diaz finally came out as a couple at a pre-BET Awards celebration.

The 51-year-old actor and his “106 & Park” host gal pal looked decidedly comfortable being photographed together in coordinated outfits on the red carpet at CEO Debra Lee’s gathering.

Murphy donned a pair of deep blue dress shoes to match Diaz’s navy key-hole cocktail dress, and kept an arm warmly wrapped around her waist throughout the evening.

Diaz, 28, joined Murphy on a family vacation in Maui, Hawaii as recently as June 12, but neither have previously confirmed nor denied their relationship.

The pair raised eyebrows when they were first spotted together holding hands while leaving a coffee shop in Los Angeles about a month ago.

Murphy has eight children from previous relationships: five kids with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, one son with Tamara Hood, one son with Paulette McNeely and one daughter with former Spice Girl Melanie Brown.

According to Us Weekly, Murphy and Diaz, who are 23 years apart in age, initially began dating last November, but things didn’t start getting very serious until February.

The actor’s ex Mitchell will star as one of five scorned wives in VH1’s upcoming series “Hollywood Exes.”

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