Back in 2006, it was revealed by a number of outlets that Mel B was pregnant with Eddie Murphy’s baby. Hot New Hip Hop says that in the same year, it was revealed Eddie and his wife of the time, Nicole Murphy, had finalized their divorce.
The news of Eddie expecting another baby was shocking to the entertainment news circuit. Initially, the comedian reportedly denied having the baby with the former Spice Girls member, however, a DNA test later proved it was his.
Ever since Angel was born, Eddie and Mel B have been intermittently in the courts over their daughter, including back in 2009, when it was revealed that Mel B had been given sole custody of their 13-year-old. Murphy was demanded by the court to pay $25,000 per month in child support.
A report from Us Magazine this week claimed the actor has been given the responsibility to pay for her health and education expenses, and Mel’s legal team says Murphy hasn’t been paying the money he owes as per the court order.
According to Us Magazine, Mel B has taken to the courts once again to file a petition for an increase in child support due to the fact her income has been “dramatically reduced” amid the coronavirus pandemic. As most know, the coronavirus pandemic has led to the shutter of many businesses, including in the entertainment industry.
As per the legal documents, Melanie’s team says both Eddie and Mel B have been working in the entertainment business for many years, and while Mel has managed to make it on her own without Eddie’s help, her situation has changed a lot.
For the first time, her team argued, Mel B had to ask for more money to supplant what she has lost during this past year. Moreover, her legal team says Mel tried her best to resolve the dispute without going through a court of law.
As most know, Eddie has 10 children, including Angel, and they range from 31-years-old to 22-months from five different women.