Edmonds and Murphy wait to get married before living together

By Jenny Sundel and Tim Nudd
Updated October 31, 2007 03:05 PM

In a showbiz world of lightning-fast engagements, marriages and breakups, Tracey Edmonds and Eddie Murphy are taking it slow.

“We haven’t moved in together yet. We’re waiting until we get married,” Edmonds told PEOPLE on Tuesday night at a launch party in Encino, Calif., for the new book Daughters of Men: Portraits of African American Women.

Edmonds, 40, and Murphy, 46, who got engaged in July, have been coy about a wedding date, and Edmonds reiterated on Tuesday, “I’ll just say it’s coming soon.”

When they do move in together, it’ll be a busy house. Edmonds has two boys, and Murphy has five children with ex-wife Nicole Murphy and one with Spice Girl Melanie Brown.

“I think it’s going to be fun for my kids, because it’s [been] just the three of us. If you come to my house, it’s very peaceful, very quiet, and I think it’s going to be fun for them to have other brothers and sisters to play with,” Edmonds says.

“The great thing is Eddie’s got beautiful, wonderful, smart, great children, and he’s a great father, so we’ve had a chance to all kind of spend a bit of time together.”

Edmonds contributed to Daughters of Men, a collection of photographs and personal essays about African American women and their fathers.