Mel B is requesting more child support from Eddie Murphy after her income was “dramatically reduced” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Spice Girls star has 13-year-old daughter Angel with the comedian and she has filed new documents, asking for Eddie to hand over his financial papers so the court can ascertain if any more child support can be paid to Mel for the upkeep of Angel.
Court documents, obtained by Us Weekly magazine, read: “Eddie and Melanie have both established careers in the entertainment industry. Melanie is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Eddie is a legendary comedian and actor. Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel.”Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time. Melanie has made numerous efforts to resolve this case without court intervention without any success … Melanie was left with no choice but to file this.”
It is believed the last changes were made in 2009, where Eddie was reportedly asked to pay $25,000 a month in child support, as well as paying for her health insurance.
Meanwhile, Mel – who also has Phoenix, 21, and Madison, nine, from previous relationships – insisted she has never said a “bad word” to her three daughters about their fathers.
Speaking in 2019, she said: “My oldest [Phoenix] is 19, so I had to do every other weekend and certain weekdays for 18 years. I’ve never said a bad word about any of their fathers to my daughters. Angel sees her dad [Eddie Murphy] on a regular basis.”One thing I do with all three of my girls is make sure they know that they’re loved, and that they came from a place of a loving relationship. I always make it a very exciting thing when I send them off to their fathers. Angel is different, because me and her dad don’t have any problems with each other. With Madison [whose dad is Stephen Belafonte] they take everything in, so I try to make it exciting for her, even though I have huge issues with her father.”