Eddie Murphy & Mel B

He built a degree as one of the most defining comedians of the 80s for his groundbreaking stand-up comedy style. She was a member of a female group that influenced a generation with their rallying promises to put girl power in the spotlight. Melanie Brown and Eddie Murphy are two well-known public figures from the last four decades, but the two share a lot more than we realize. They dated for nearly a year and have a child together, but they have kept the particulars of their relationship under wraps.

Brown felt “blissed out” at the start of her relationship with Murphy and ready to start her life with the man she would later describe as a “homebody” who valued family. Their love resulted in the birth of Angel Iris Murphy Brown in 2007. Murphy had initially kept his joy hidden from the press, icily reacting to Brown’s pregnancy announcement by saying that he needed evidence that Angel was his. Angel grew up with Brown because she had sole custody, but Murphy is now making amends with the now-13-year-old Angel.