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Socialite Nicole Murphy, 50, is officially off the market. MTO News learned that Eddie Murphy's ex now has a new boyfriend - former NBA star Jimmy Jackson, 48.

The couple attended the Associates For Breast And Prostate Cancer Studies' Annual Talk Of The Town Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. And Jimmy was Nicole's date.

And we spoke to one of Nicole's friends about her new relationship with the former NBA star. Her friend explained, "They've known each other for many years, it's just that now things are serious."

We have to admit - they make a really great looking couple. We're happy for them both.


Nicole began a longtime romantic relationship with Eddie Murphy after meeting him in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They lived together for almost two years before getting married at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 18, 1993. Together they have four daughters and one son: Bria, son Myles, Shayne, Zola, and Bella. In August 2005, Mitchell filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences". The divorce was finalized on April 17, 2006.

In June 2009, Nicole's partner was Michael Strahan, a retired American NFL player. In August 2014, Michael and Nicole called it quits, owing to busy schedules.