Friday, January 4, 2008

Eddie Murphy, Tracey Edmonds Wedding Not Legal

The Australian news site is reporting that the marriage between Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds is not valid. According to legal experts in French Polynesia, the couple was required by law to live in the region for 30 days before they are allowed to be married.

"You need to have residence for at least 30 days - one month in the island of Bora Bora for instance - and this has not been the case," general law specialist Malgras Benoit said. "If you want to get married in Paris you have to live in Paris for at least one month."

Reps for the couple say that the problem will be easily fixed once they are married on US soil. They also claim that this is a common problem for couples who marry in foreign countries.

"As is typical when couples get married in foreign countries, a legal ceremony will take place when they return to the U.S.," says Edmonds's rep. "The wedding that took place in Bora Bora was a ceremony to bind Eddie and Tracey spiritually in the presence of family and friends. The couple plan a legal ceremony as soon as they return to the States."

To add to the peculiarities of recent events, there are reports that Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole was seen partying on New Years Eve with New York Giants star Michael Strahan. Strahan also went through a very messy and expensive divorce with his wife last year.

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