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Mel B’s kid named after Eddie Murphy

Spice Girl Mel B has just thrown down the gauntlet to ex-lover, actor Eddie Murphy by giving her daughter his surname.

sex and relationships Updated: Aug 22, 2013 11:24 IST

Scary Spice has decided to call her younger daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown, even as Murphy insists that he has not fathered the child.

A source revealed that Brown was not only “distraught” by the way Murphy has treated her, but also because she was forced to submit her baby daughter to a DNA test.

The insider said that the surname was Scary Spice’s way of reiterating to the world that baby Angel is Murphy’s flesh and blood.

"Mel was really distraught and humiliated by the way Eddie has treated her. She went through the agony of arranging a DNA test when the baby was born and now giving the child his surname is her way of telling the world Angel is his child," the Mirror quoted the source, as saying.

Mel, who allegedly became pregnant the first time she slept with 45-year-old Eddie, was dumped by the actor on live Dutch TV in December.

At the time, the actor told a reporter, "I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir."

Brown, however, says she's quite certain that Murphy is indeed the father.

Scary Spice gave birth to baby Angel on April 3, 2007, which is ironically also Murphy's birthday. The actor is listed as the father on the birth certificate despite the ongoing paternity battle.