Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 26, 2008

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Melanie Brown performing with the Spice Girls at the 2000 Brit Awards in London, where they received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Melanie Brown and Eddie Murphy vacationing with their children in Hawaii in August 2006.

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Melanie says she realized her and Eddie’s relationship was officially over after seeing him on the Red Carpet with film and television producer Tracey Edmonds. Here the couple attend the Golden Globe Awards where Eddie won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dreamgirls.

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Melanie and baby Angel Iris Murphy Brown on their way to the DNA testing facility to establish paternity, June 2007.

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An early glimpse of Melanie and Eddie Murphy’s daughter, June 2007.

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Out shopping with daughter Phoenix Chi, whose father is ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, in 2002.

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Melanie on July 22 at the star-studded Welcome to Los Angeles party celebrating fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, husband David and family relocating to the United States.

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The Spice Girls announce their reunion world tour at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, last month.

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During the Spice Girl’s tabloid-ready pregnancy last year, movie producer Stephen Belafonte provided the calm in Mel B’s media storm. Hooking up with the former Dancing With the Stars contestant while she was pregnant, the two went from zero to sixty in a matter of months, finally tying the knot in June, just after her daughter was born.

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