( FF ) - Eddie Murphy's 'marriage' to Tracey Edmonds ended because her kids "hate" him.
The actor and film producer - who announced they had split on Wednesday (16.01.08) - reportedly had a blazing row with Tracey's sons Brandon and Dylan which ended with her branding Eddie's mother Lillian a "b***h".
A source is quoted by MSNBC.com as saying: "Tracey's kids hate Eddie. They had an argument that ended in Edmonds calling Eddie's mom a b***h.
"Eddie was also upset that Tracey was refusing to take his last name after their 'wedding' ceremony."
On Wednesday the pair - who exchanged vows in a "symbolic union" on a French Polynesian private island in Bora Bora on New Year's Day (01.01.08) - released a statement saying: "After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided that we will forego having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define our relationship further.
"While the recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was representative of the deep love, friendship and respect we have for one another on a spiritual level, we have decided to remain friends."
The pair are officially single under the eyes of Polynesian law, which dictates newlyweds must live there for a month to make their marriage legally binding.