How old is Scary Spice Mel B, what’s her net worth, how many children does she have and when did she date Eddie Murphy?November 9, 2018
MEL B is one fifth of the world’s most famous girlbands – the Spice Girls.
Here’s everything you need to know about the pop star, her career and personal life…
Who is Mel B?
Melanie Brown, 43, is a singer from Leeds.
She is most famous for being a member of the Spice Girls, going by the name Scary Spice.
Mel B was in the group from 1994 to 1998 and then embarked on a solo career after they split, releasing her debut album Hot in 2000.
She had a No1 solo hit with I Want You Back in 1998, plus two further top 10 songs with Tell Me and Feels So Good.
She has since forged a successful career presenting, competing in and being a judge on various TV shows including This Is My Moment, Dancing With The Stars, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent.
Will Mel B be going back on tour with the Spice Girls?
On February 1, 2018, The Sun’s Bizarre column exclusively revealed that the Spice Girls would be going on a reunion tour.
On Loose Women in May 2018 Mel B said: “We are in the works of figuring the stuff out… I don’t want to say too much.
“All five of us have signed with Simon Fuller. I can’t say exactly what and when but it’s all very exciting.”
“…I’ve always said we’re definitely touring. I think I’ve just been nagging them all a bit too much. I stopped nagging and then they all said yes. I shut my mouth.”
What is Mel B’s net worth?
Mel B reportedly made £37.9million from being a Spice Girl but documents filed in 2017 by her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte claims she’s blown her fortune.
Her ex claims she makes between “$220,000 and $250,000 a month” after landing a £1.3million America’s Got Talent deal.
In May, 2018 she signed a publishing deal to write a tell-all book about the divorce which will be a follow-up to her 2003 memoir Catching A Fire.
She also made £227,000 from The X Factor and £606,000 from TV’s Lip Sync Battle.
When did Mel B date Eddie Murphy?
Mel dated Eddie briefly in 2006 and the pair’s relationship made headlines across the world.
They split in December 2006 and Eddie accused her of getting pregnant on purpose, claiming they only had sex three times.
The couple had several public spats as Eddie originally denied being the father of Mel B’s daughter Angel and demanded a DNA test — which proved he was.
How many children does Mel B have?
Mel has three daughters from three different relationships.
Her eldest daughter Phoenix Chi Gulzar, 19, is from her marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
The father of Angel Iris Murphy Brown, 11, is actor Eddie Murphy.
She also has one child with her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte – Madison Brown Belafonte, seven.
The latest on Mel B
Have Mel B and Stephen Belafonte reached a divorce settlement?
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte’s divorce was finalised in August 2018.
The singer was ordered to pay her ex-husband £270,000 in legal fees and £3,800 a month in child support for their daughter Madison.
She was told she must also pay half of the £270,000 in 30 days and the other half once the sale of their £6million mansion had been completed.
A settlement was first reached in November 2017 for £6.5million.
As part of this divorce settlement, on which Mel B spent around £500,000, their sex tapes are to be destroyed.
Stephen was not granted step-parent visitation to Angel – Mel’s daughter with Eddie Murphy.