Eddie Murphy To Pay Mel B  $35,000 A Month In Child Support, Court Says He Is An Extraordinarily High Earner

Mel B, Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy To Pay Mel B  $35,000 A Month In Child Support, Court Says He Is An Extraordinarily High Earner

The judge in Eddie Murphy and Melanie “Mel B” Brown’s child support case has ruled that “yesterday’s price is not today’s price.”

According to reports, the legendary actor/comedian has been ordered to pay singer Melanie “Mel B” Brown $35,000 a month in child support. The original payment was $25,000 a month. 

Both entertainers agreed to the adjusted amount for their daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown,15. According to court documents, the new payments will start at the end of October. This will continue until their daughter turns 18. 

Mel B with daughters and ex-husband. Angel is in the middle.


The agreement further stated,

“The parties agree that Respondent (Murphy) is an “extraordinarily high earner.” 

“The amount of child support set forth hereinbelow has been calculated based on the reasonable needs of the minor child…”

“Child support shall be payable via wire transfer and shall be due on the first calendar day of each month.”

While Eddie Murphy will take care of the bulk of Angel Iris Murphy Brown’s expenses,  Melanie “Mel B” Brown will be responsible for additional costs such as health insurance, health care, extracurricular activities, and educational expenses. 

What made the outcome even sweeter for Mel B is that Eddie agreed to cover her attorney fees of $10,000. 

The former America’s Got Talent host filed the petition for more child support in October 2020 because her income had decreased dramatically. She’d left her full-time gig at America’s Got Talent a year earlier.  


Heidi Klum and Mel B on the set of America’s Got Talent

Eddie Murphy and Mel B were an item for six months in 2006. Mel B was five months pregnant when they went their separate ways. The funnyman initially denied the baby was his to reporters but eventually got more involved in Angel’s life.

What do you think about the judge’s ruling? Tell us more in the comments below. Is it enough, or should it be more? 


Authored by: Quita B.