November 27, 2018
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Mel B is finally opening up, and spilling the real tea about her 2006 relationship with Eddie Murphy. The former couple dated for only nine months, but that short amount of time definitely had an effect on the the spice girl.
In an interview on Good Morning Britain to promote her new memoir, “Brutally Honest,” the singer confirmed that she wanted to set the record straight because too many people had their thoughts and opinions about that relationship of hers. She even admitted to Murphy being the “great love” of her life.
The America’s Got Talent Host continued: “He always will be. I mean, I’ve never really spoken about it before, so this book, I wanted to address it because a lot of people have a misconstrued thing of how everything actually did happen. And at the end of the day we have a beautiful daughter together, Angel, who is 11 years old, and she’s actually staying with him right now whilst I’m here working.”
Earlier this year, it was reported that Eddie wanted nothing to do with the daughter that he and Mel share, but that clearly isn’t the case. The mother of three even said that her former lover is “all about family.”
For Mel B, it was “love at first sight” when the two met at a dinner party at his house. “It was very intense, that attraction, and I left actually because it was a bit too much,” she admitted. And clearly, the fire isn’t completely out on her end, she described the connection as “a love story that didn’t have a perfect, happy ending.”
When asked about whether the two could have a chance together again in the future, the songstress makes it clear that she wouldn’t speak on that because the actor is in a “lovely, committed relationship” with his pregnant fiancée, Paige Butcher. Murphy’s 10th child is due in the next few weeks.
Post her relationship with Eddie, Mel went on to have a 10-year marriage with now-ex-husband Stephen Belafonte. She filed for divorce citing domestic abuse allegations in 2017, which Belafonte denied.
The author talks more about these relationships, her suicide attempt, her sexuality and so much more in the pages of her new book. You better tell your truth, girl!
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