Scary Spice gets even, and more

By Emily Morgan

January 19, 2008 at 7:34am

Tracking the breakup aftermath for Spice Girl Melanie Brown and Eddie Murphy, it would seem that Scary Spice is coming out on top.

After ending his romantic involvement with the pregnant Brown in 2006, Murphy famously said, “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test.” Brown and Murphy went to court to determine the paternity of Angel Iris Murphy Brown, and it was determined that Murphy was the father.

Since then, Melanie Brown has had a record year.

The Spice Girls reunited to release a greatest hits album and a world tour. Tickets for their first show in London sold out in 38 seconds.

Brown juggled rehearsing for the Spice Girls reunion tour with practicing for her American television debut on ABC’s reality hit, Dancing with the Stars. She outshined her competitors, including Marie Osmond and Jennie Garth, and ended up finishing in second place.

She also married her new boyfriend, Stephen Belafonte, in June, 2007.

Meanwhile, Eddie Murphy lost the best supporting actor Oscar to Alan Arkin, and then had to have his publicist dispel rumors that he stomped out of the award show, upset at his loss.

Murphy has made recent headlines for equally embarrassing reasons. After his breakup with Brown, he started dating film producer Tracey Edmonds. He proposed and they exchanged vows in a ceremony in Bora Bora on New Year’s Day.

A mere two weeks later, the couple decided against legalizing their wedding vows in the U.S., releasing the statement: “While the recent symbolic union in Bora Bora was representative of our deep love, friendship and respect that we have for one another on a spiritual level, we have decided to remain friends.”

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  • #1.   Rose 01.19.2008

    Hah!! I absolutely love MEL B. she is amazing.. as for Eddie Murphy!!
    what a prik!! Mel B. Is way out of his leugue.. he should have felt blessed to be with her.. looks like he screwed that up!! what a nobber!!

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