Nicole Murphy and Warren Braithwaite via Instagram

Nicole Murphy took to Instagram over the weekend to mourn the death of her boyfriend, Warren Braithwaite, who passed away earlier this month after battling cancer. 

Nicole and Warren reportedly began dating in 2023 and they went Instagram official in July when she posted a photo of them together.


The gorgeous couple had social media buzzing after Nicole Murphy shared photos of her and Warren at her son Myle’s wedding in September 2023.


Nicole, who was married to Eddie Murphy for 13 years, and engaged to Michael Strahan for 5 years, is no stranger to high-profile relationships.

But, with Warren, Nicole appeared to protect their romance only offering small glimpses into their relationship with a sweet Instagram photo or a fun video of them cutting up on the dance floor. 

In December 2023, she wrote, “We both are not perfect, but we are perfect for each other my love. 🖤

The heartbreaking news of Warren Braithwaite’s passing began to spread online after tributes and condolences surfaced. 

One person commented on Warren’s Instagram writing, “Lost a good friend, a brother, a childhood friend today. We gonna celebrate ur life way over the top cause that’s who u where!!! Rest easy!! aka trees aka 50grand aka wild oats love u bro **k cancer!!!!! @nikimurphy stay strong sis.”

Nicole Murphy broke her silence over the weekend with a tribute post to Warren Braithwaite via her Instagram Story. 

She wrote, “I miss you so much my love. May you rest in peace my sweet. It’s so hard not hearing your voice or seeing your face. You were my world & my everything 💔

See her original post below. 


I extended my deepest condolences to Nicole Murphy as well as Warren Braithwaite’s family, friends, and all who cherish him.

Who Is Nicole Mitchell Murphy? 

Nicole Mitchell Murphy is a 56-year-old international model, actress, producer, and fitness enthusiast. 

Her mother is British and her father is African-American.

How Did Nicole and Eddie Meet?

Nicole met Eddie Murphy in 1988 at the NAACP Image Awards. 

They began dating and lived together for a year in a half before tying the knot in 1993 at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Nicole Murphy and Eddie Murphy divorced years later in 2006.

Nicole Murphy’s Children

Nicole welcomed five children during her relationship and marriage to Eddie Murphy: Bria Murphy (1989), Myles Murphy (1992), Shayne Murphy (1994), Zola Murphy (1999), and Bella Murphy (2002).

What Does Nicole Murphy Do Now? 

Nicole is currently the founder and CEO of Y-Foy, which sells skincare cleansers and oils as well as protein powders.

Who Is Warren Braithwaite?

Warren Braithwaite of Santa Monica, California, was an actor, producer, and Chief Executive Officer of J Baron Construction.

Known as Hollywood’s “Contractor to the Stars,” Warren was one of California’s most in-demand builders for everything from ground-up construction projects to transformative remodels in every major city in the state.

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