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Like many divorced families, Babyface and Tracey have also talked to their children about what happens when one parent decides to remarry. In 2007, Tracey started dating and became engaged to actor Eddie Murphy. When they first started dating, Babyface says he was a little concerned about the publicity surrounding the relationship. "What I usually do in cases like that if something bothers me, I embrace it. I don't run away from it," he says. "You have to embrace things because the reality is, if Tracey's happy and she's happy with her life, then that's good because I want the same thing for myself and she wants the same for me."
Babyface says both he and Tracey eased into conversations with the boys. "You don't pull 'em and say, 'We're going to have a family meeting,'" he says. "You find something to do and in your conversations, just everyday conversations, you start bringing little things up. So how do you feel about this? How do you feel about that? They can give you the answer a little because they're not gonna give you everything at one time."