She always liked the attention ever since she was with Kenny.” Attending last year’s Oscars with Murphy, adds the source, “was huge for her.” With so many question marks, why go through with the wedding?
“I think Tracey had a kind of fairy-tale attitude,” says her friend.
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Adds an Edmonds friend: “His mom never liked her or her mother, and she really went off on Tracey and Jackie. [Just before the wedding], there was a huge argument, and words were said and Eddie took his mom’s side.” Also fanning the flames: “He didn’t want her to keep her name, and she did because of [her] kids,” says a friend.
(Edmonds was previously married to singer-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and has two kids with him.) And still another source says that the pair argued about where they would live—Murphy not only shares his L. home with his mom but with his friend (and groomsman), singer Johnny Gill, as well.
Hitting the My Space Night at TAO that evening, Edmonds—still reeling from her Jan.
15 split from Eddie Murphy just two weeks after their nuptials—quickly retreated to the VIP area with pregnant actress Jessica Alba and her fiancé, Cash Warren.
18, Tracey Edmonds was ready to let off some steam.(Edmonds produced Alba’s 2007 film .) At one point, the two women were so engrossed in their conversation that Warren politely scooted out of the way, and Edmonds, who started off the evening all smiles, appeared visibly upset.“She’s trying to have fun and take her mind off things, but inside she’s really hurting,” says a pal.“They avoided that question through the whole time.” One source of tension, say friends, may have been conflict between Edmonds and Murphy’s mother, Lillian Lynch, who attended the wedding along with Edmonds’ mom, Jacqueline Mc Quarn.“[Lillian] basically said, ‘It’s me or her,’ to Eddie,” says a pal.In fact, the couple had scarcely digested their four-tiered, sugar-orchid-topped wedding cake when the fighting began.