Eddie Murphy married former model Nicole Murphy in 1993. In May, 1997, Murphy was arrested with a transsexual prostitute who was riding in his car, authorities said. A sheriff's department spokesman said no illegal activity had occurred, but they arrested Atisone Seuli, 20, on an outstanding warrant for prostitution. Murphy's spokesman told CNN that the actor had trouble sleeping, felt restless and decided to drive to a newsstand. After leaving the newsstand, Murphy spotted someone who appeared to be "having a problem," the spokesman said. The star stopped his vehicle to see if the person was all right. At that time, the individual asked Murphy for a ride, and he agreed, the spokesman said. The spokesman quoted Murphy as saying, "I I was trying to be a good Samaritan and this is what happens." The Murphys survived the ordeal but later divorced in 2006.