Mel B has allegedly asked ex Eddie Murphy to pay more child support for their daughter Angel, 13.
According to reports, the Spice Girl, 45, has filed court documents after her income was dramatically reduced and also wants the actor to fund her attorney expenses.
Mel B has reportedly attempted to resolve the case ‘numerous times’ and ‘without court intervention’ before filing the papers, she is said to have asked for a January court hearing.
Claims: Mel B has allegedly asked ex Eddie Murphy to pay more child support for their daughter Angel, 13 (pictured in 2006)
Us Weekly claims that the court documents 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.’
The publication claims that Mel B’s legal team allegedly made ‘numerous efforts to resolve this case without court intervention without any success’, they added: ‘Melanie was left with no choice but to file this.’
Us Weekly reports that the former couple agreed in 2009 that she would have sole physical custody of daughter Angel. The actor was ordered to pay $25,000 a month, health insurance and costs, as well as educational fees.
Their daughter: According to reports, the Spice Girl, 45, has filed court documents after her income was dramatically reduced and also wants the actor to fund her attorney expenses (pictured in 2011)
Mel B’s representative declined to comment when approached by MailOnline. Eddie’s representative has been contacted for comment.
Mel B also has daughters – Phoenix, 21, with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, and Madison, nine, with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
Eddie has ten children – son Eric, 31, with Paulette McNeeley; five children with Nicole Mitchell Murphy: Bria, 30, Miles, 27, Shayne, 26, Zola, 20, and Bella, 18; a son, Christian, 29, with Tamara Hood; and daughter, Angel, 13, with Mel B.
The actor also has son Max, nearly two, and daughter Izzy, four, with fiancée Paige Butcher.
Court hearing: Mel B has reportedly attempted to resolve the case ‘numerous times’ and ‘without court intervention’ before filing the papers, she is said to have asked for a January court hearing (pictured with Angel last year)
Just last year, Mel B revealed that ex Eddie is ‘the love of my love and always will be’.
Expressing her regret over their bitter split, the singer detailed how she first met the actor in her upcoming interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
Twice-married Mel reflected on their turbulent 2006 relationship, which was marred with him questioning the paternity of their unplanned pregnancy, but insisted he was her ‘soulmate’.
In her interview, obtained by The Mirror, Mel said: ‘We had something special that I’ve never really truly felt with anybody else.
Her girls: Mel B also has daughters – Phoenix, 21, with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, and Madison, nine, with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte (pictured last year)
‘I’ve thought I’ve had it, but they’ve lied. His was pure. He is the love of my life. He always will be.
‘He showed me what true love feels like, and for that I have the utmost admiration and respect for him.’
Mel and Eddie first met at a party at his Beverly Hills mansion in 2006. According to the Wannabe hitmaker he had planned a ‘massive dinner party’ to meet her.
When the pair first locked eyes on each other across the room, Mel said she ‘freaked out’ because he gazed at her with such familiarity she could ‘see my soulmate’.
After initial first date nerves, the pair hit it off with talks of tying of the knot within months of dating.
Mel said things turned sour after she got pregnant with her daughter Angel and she fled to Leeds in the hope Eddie would follow her to win her back.
But then the Shrek actor told a journalist in a TV interview he questioned if he was the father of Mel’s unborn baby and would need a paternity test.
Mel said Eddie ‘regrets’ saying it to this day, and the former couple had ‘planned that baby together and we were madly in love’ but it just went ‘dramatically wrong’.
Their relationship ended in December 2006, and by the time Angel was born in April of the following year Eddie was engaged to film producers Tracey Edmonds. He was later proved to be Angel’s father.
His new love: Eddie has ten children with five different women (pictured with fiancée Paige Butcher, who he has son Max, nearly two, and daughter Izzy, four, with)