Thursday, July 26, 2007
No matter what Eddie Murphy might say, Spice Girl Melanie Brown insists that their baby daughter Angel Iris was planned.
Murphy and Mel B started a relationship when they met at a friend's house in June last year. By August, the singer was pregnant, and over the moon. However, the joy didn't last long, for barely three months after that, Murphy dumped the singer live on Dutch TV, and refused to acknowledge that he was the father of the unborn child, telling a reporter: "I don't know whose child that is, until it comes out and has a blood test."
Scary Spice insisted that the baby was his, and soon after giving birth to Angel on April 3 she insisted that the actor take a DNA test. Murphy reluctantly agreed after Brown threatened to take him to court. Her stand was vindicated when the test revealed that Murphy was indeed baby Angel's dad. Now, Scary Spice is revealing a few more details of her life with the actor, and insists that their child was planned.
"This was a completely planned pregnancy," the New York Daily News quoted her, as saying.
She also reveals how Murphy completely ignored her, even when she went into labour. "I called his assistant to let her know I was going into labor. ... And still nothing; not even a hello to the baby, not even a [diaper] or flowers," she says. "He was the one who said that he wanted the test, but when it came down to it, I had to force him to take it. ... [He] wouldn't even show up for a meeting about it. I nearly took him to court."
Now, Brown says it's time for Murphy to take responsibility. "He has to take responsibility. I'm not talking about money - I'm talking about the fact that Angel has a mum and a dad."