Eddie Murphy’s Marriage Over Before It Really Began

UPDATE: Eddie Murphy has released as statement about the split:

“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,” Murphy and Edmonds tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “While the recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was representative of our deep love, friendship and respect that we have for one another on a spiritual level, we have decided to remain friends.”

If Eddie Murphy’s New Year’s resolution this year was to stay married, then the poor guy has already failed miserably. He and his new wife, Tracey Edmonds, have already called it quits. They had a ceremony in Bora Bora in French Polynesia at the beginning of the year, and planned on following up with an official, legally-binding one in the States. But now, it’s looking like that’s not going to happen.

The couple were engaged since July of 2007 and began their romantic relationship in the fall of 2006. No details yet as to the cause of the split, but I’m sure all of the dirty, juicy details will start surfacing any minute now. And I totally bet it had nothing to do with Eddie’s penchant for befriending wayward trannies.