Mel B Reportedly ‘Asks for More Child Support From Eddie Murphy After Earnings Crash’

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Mel B is allegedly asking Eddie Murphy for an increase in child support payments, as new legal papers surface.

And it looks like she’s turning to ex, Eddie Murphy, for help.

And it could see the pair go to court over the cash top-up.

During the mid to late nineties, Mel along with Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Chisholm, became global superstars in their own right.

The now-iconic track hit No. 1 in more than thirty countries and firmly cemented the girls as a forced to be reckoned with in the industry.

Including the likes of “Say You’ll Be There,” “Who Do You Think You Are,” and “Spice Up Your Life.”

And the members began pursuing their own solo projects.

And she got off to a great start – her first single, “I Want You,” with Missy Elliott, sold 80,000 copies in the first week, giving the star a solo No. 1.  

Her debut solo album Hot released in 2000, produced 3 top 5 singles.

Released in 2005, L.A. State of Mind, was considered a flop by critics.

Hosting television shows including This Is My MomentTop of the PopsAccess Hollywood, Dancing With the Stars, and the Australian version of The X Factor.

And, 3 years ago, she landed a gig as a judge on America’s Got Talent.

Joining Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, and Heidi Klum on the judges’ panel.

For instance, in 2018, Mel announced that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction.

Writing the book had caused many unhappy memories to resurface, including her difficult marriage to film producer Stephen Belafonte.

While he accused her of living too extravagantly.

The singer gave birth to her first child, daughter Phoenix Chi Gulzar, in 1999, but a highly publicized custody battle would follow.

She paid an alimony settlement of nearly $2 million to her ex-husband, Jimmy Gulzar.

Mel gave birth to daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown on April 3, 2007.

When asked about the pregnancy in December 2006, he told RTL Boulevard: “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions, sir.” Mel also has another daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte, with Stephen Belafonte.

And the actor was ordered to pay every month along with extra for health insurance and education costs.

The star has now allegedly been asked to reveal more about his income in new legal papers filed by Mel, as well as a request to pay her legal costs.

The star has seen her earnings “dramatically reduced” after she was hit hard financially this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Sun reports.

“Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time.”

But, with most of the industry shut down due to the pandemic, despite a lucrative previous year, it seems it’s simply not enough.

The Sun reports that the new court documents see Mel claim she has made “numerous efforts to resolve this case without court intervention without any ­success.”

The pair are believed to be on amicable terms at the moment while Mel has moved from the United States back to the UK to live with her mom, where she seeks to rebuild her career. Want to read more about Eddie Murphy? Scroll on to find out when the upcoming sequel Coming 2 America is hitting screens…