Melanie had a daughter in 2006 and Eddie denied she was his. A paternity test proved him wrong, but Eddie still wanted no contact. But while in New York for the Tribeca Film Festival last month sources say Eddie seemed more tuned to his daughter and wanted to form a connection. (Read more…)
Mel B has got her revenge on Eddie Murphy in song. The ex-Scary Spice gets her claws into Eddie in a solo song called Undercover.
The lyrics go: “You’re a deadbeat cheat, so undercover. Living a Hollywood Lie as Mr Lover Lover.
Go ‘head leading your double life, phoney faker undercover.”
Mel’s album due out this autumn, also features a new duet with Baby Spice Emma Bunton.
By Eunice Oh @ People.com
Just one day after his exes Nicole Murphy and Melanie Brown lunched together, Eddie Murphy spoke out about his 4-month-old daughter with the Spice Girl.
In a statement released by his rep on Friday, the actor says he “acknowledges paternity of the child Angel, and has paid child support to Ms. Brown as well as covering the expenses of her pregnancy.”
The statement continues: “Mr. Murphy and Ms. Brown dated very briefly and never made any plans of ANY sort,” although Brown told Essence.com that “this was a completely planned pregnancy.”
Brown and her lawyer Gloria Allred have accused Murphy of not paying “one penny of child support.” They also announced that they had filed a paternity suit against Murphy, who took a DNA test in June, to legally establish him as Angel’s father.
In response to Murphy’s claims, the Associated Press reports, Allred criticized the actor, saying, “He has not indicated in his statement or to us that he plans to visit the baby.”
Brown told PEOPLE in May that she tried contacting Murphy but was unable to reach him and that he had not “seen his daughter” since she was born. Melanie, who gave birth to Angel Iris on April 3, is seeking sole custody.
By Amy Elisa Keith @ People.com
Remember the adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”? Melanie Brown seems to be putting it into practice.
Scary Spice was spotted Thursday meeting up with Nicole Murphy â€“ Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife and the mother of five of his children â€“ at Beverly Hills eatery the Ivy, where the pair laughed over bottled water and lunch.
Joining the two women were daughters Angel Iris, Brown’s 4-month-old, and 5-year-old Bella Zahra, Murphy’s youngest child with Nicole.
“They seemed really friendly toward one another,” says an onlooker of the pair, who wore curve-hugging dresses and posed for cameras outside. “They had a pretty private meal in the back corner, away from all of us.”
The lunch date came one day after Brown and her lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference claiming that Brown’s former boyfriend Murphy “has not paid one penny of child support.” A DNA test in June established that the actor is the father, but “paternity has not been legally acknowledged,” according to Allred.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, baby Angel was already getting to know her half-sister, and Nicole Murphy â€“ whose divorce from the actor was finalized in April 2006 after 12 years â€“ even comforted the crying child when mom Brown went to the restroom. She rocked Angel until Mom returned, then the two new friends continued laughing and playing with the baby.
Says an onlooker: “Right before they left, Nicole gave Melanie two kisses on the cheek.”
By Tim Nudd and Howard Breuer @ People.com
Melanie Brown, aka “Scary Spice,” and her lawyer Gloria Allred stepped out for a press conference on Wednesday accusing Eddie Murphy of not doing “the right thing” in regard to Brown’s baby.
Allred, who claims that Murphy “has not paid one penny of child support” for the former couple’s daughter, said she plans to ask the court to award child support and “to decide what is reasonable.”
Allred said she’s filed a paternity suit against Murphy to legally establish that he is the father of their nearly 4-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. “We’ve had communication with his attorney, and now we’re moving forward,” she said, adding that the papers are sealed because (Read more…)