Eddie Murphy is the father of “Scary Spice” Melanie Brown’s 2-month-old daughter, Melanie’s rep confirms to People magazine.
The results of the DNA test, which Eddie took on June 11th, were received by Melanie on Thursday afternoon, says rep Liza Anderson.
“He’s the baby’s father, it’s official,” says a source close to Melanie. “The baby is undoubtedly, 110 percent his.”
Of Melanie, the source said, “There was no doubt in people’s minds anyways, least of all hers. It wasn’t a surprise to her. She knew all along.”
Eddie’s rep declined to comment.
Melanie, 32, gave birth to the baby, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on April 3, and has long contended that Eddie is the child’s father.
She and the comic dated last summer, but in December Eddie told a Dutch TV show of Melanie’s pregnancy: “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test.”
In May, Melanie told People magazine Eddie not only was refusing to take a paternity test but that he also had not contacted her since Angel was born: “He hasn’t seen his daughter. My people have contacted his people and they just had no response to anything.”
Not exactly surprising, but thank goodness Eddie will have to take responsibility now and be a man!