Eddie Murphy ‘agrees to pay Mel B extra $10,000 child support’ for 15-year-old daughter after singer’s income ‘dramatically reduced’
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 08, 2022 - 05:26PM
Mel B and Eddie Murphy share 15-year-old Angel (Picture: Getty/Instagram)

Eddie Murphy has agreed to pay Melanie Brown (known as Mel B) more child support for their daughter after the requested more financial assistance, reports claim.

with their romance ending in 2006 and resulting in the birth of their daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown, who is now 15.

It is reported that the actor will now pay $35 (£31.5k) in monthly child support to Mel, which is an increase of $10k (£9k) from what he was previously paying.

Up until now, Murphy has paid $25k (£21k), which totals $300k (£270k) a year, an arrangement which was put in place following their paternity battle in 2009.

But, according to court documents seen by , the parents have agreed to a new child support arrangement after Brown cited a change in her own income.

Murphy has been identified in the filing as an ‘extraordinarily high earner,’ hence the extra $10k.

Murphy and Brown dates for nine months, with their relationship resulting in their daughter Angel (Picture: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)

The new payment amount will begin in October 2021 and should continue until Angel turns 18.

‘The parties agree that Respondent (Murphy) is an “extraordinarily high earner”,’ the court documents state. ‘The amount of child support set forth hereinbelow has been calculated based on the reasonable needs of the minor child.’

Papers continue: ‘Commencing October 1, 2021, as and for child support for the benefit of Angel, Respondent shall pay to Petitioner the sum of $35,000 per month.

The singer is a mother to three daughters – Madison Belafonte, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, and Giselle Belafonte (Picture: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

‘Child support shall be payable via wire transfer, and shall be due on the first calendar day of each month.’

The filing does state, though, that Brown is responsible for any ‘add-on’ costs, which might include education expenses, healthcare, or extracurricular activities.

Pop star Brown first filed the papers requesting more financial assistance back in October 2020, saying that her personal income had ‘dramatically reduced.’

Pictured here in 2016, Angel is now 15 and her father must pay financial support until she turns 18 (Picture: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

‘Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel,’ the papers read.

‘Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time.’

The new agreement is a ‘non-guideline child support order’, meaning ‘a material change of circumstances’ is not required for modification.

The actor is cited as being an ‘extraordinarily high earner’ (Picture: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Angel is one of three siblings, as Brown is also a mother to Phoenix, 23, and youngest Madison, 11.

A paternity test was required following Angel’s birth, with a court-ordered DNA test later confirming that Murphy was, indeed, her father.

At the time, after admitting paternity, Murphy indicated that he and ex Brown had reached a paternity settlement $7million (£6.3m)

Reps for Eddie Murphy have been contacted for comment.