Eddie Murphy Agrees to Pay Mel B $35,000 per Month in Child Support for Daughter Angel
Eddie Murphy has agreed to pay Mel B $35,000 in monthly child support for their 15-year-old daughter.
The agreement comes two years after the Spice Girl filed papers requesting more financial assistance.
Court documents seen by DailyMail.com show the two have agreed to a new child support arrangement for daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown after Mel, 47, cited a change in her income.
Murphy, 61, had been paying the British-born singer, real name Melanie Brown, $25,000 a month – $300,00 a year – since the exes settled their bitter paternity battle in February 2009.
The modified agreement, stipulated on August 17, states the comedian, who is identified in the filing as the ‘extraordinarily high earner’, will have to shell out an extra $10,000 a month.
The payments are to be made retroactively beginning from last October up until Angel turns 18.
He also agrees to cover Brown’s attorney fees of $10,000.
‘The parties agree that Respondent (Murphy) is an “extraordinarily high earner”‘ …,’ court documents state.
‘The amount of child support set forth hereinbelow has been calculated based on the reasonable needs of the minor child…
‘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.
‘Child support shall be payable via wire transfer, and shall be due on the first calendar day of each month.’
The filing, however, notes that Brown will be responsible for ‘add-on’ costs, which include health insurance, health care, extracurricular activities, and educational expenses for Angel.
It also states the agreement is a ‘non-guideline child support order’, meaning ‘a material change of circumstances’ is not required for modification.
Brown first filed papers asking for more child support in October 2020, claiming her income had decreased dramatically.
‘Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel,’ the filing stated.
Initially Murphy – who now has ten children with five different women – repeatedly refused to have anything to do with Mel or their child, sparking a bitter paternity battle
‘Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time.’
Reports at the time claimed Brown had allegedly attempted to resolve the case ‘numerous times’, ‘without court intervention’ to no avail.
Mel, who has two other daughters from previous relationships, gave birth to Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on Murphy’s 46th birthday, April 3, 2007.
On June 22, 2007, the star’s reps announced that a DNA test had confirmed that Murphy was the father.
Source & Credit: lovebscott.com