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Scary Spice

Pregnant With

Eddie Murphy's Baby

10/17/2006 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, is four months pregnant with Eddie Murphy's baby. The news comes amid rumors that the couple will marry next month.

Melanie Brown and Eddie Murphy
A source tells TMZ that Brown came into the hip Le Bra Lingerie boutique in West Hollywood on Saturday and was gushing about her impending birth.

Brown, who has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, is a frequent shopper at the store and admitted the pregnancy had her feeling tired. Brown added that she was concerned she may be carrying twins since, she noted, they run in Murphy's family.

While on her shopping spree, Melanie picked up nearly $5,000 worth of Eres lingerie for herself and about $300 worth of La Perla men's undershirts and underwear for Eddie.

In April, Murphy's divorce from his ex-wife Nicole became final. The "Daddy Day Care" star has five children with Nicole and another son from a previous relationship.

Murphy's rep told TMZ "We do not comment on Mr. Murphy's personal life."

Calls to Brown's rep were not immediately returned.

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121.

Kelly    

Guess she must have read "How to Be a Ho" by Velvet Jones....

2896 days ago
122.

Cassie    

Some very mean comments are here.

Are we all forgetting this POOR CHILD? Seriously, it might be rich in stuff, but it has 2 parents who are both a little lacking in any kind of higher guidance, and well, the chances that they will last are remote (considering Eddie's past history).

And as to one of the other comments, you can hardly think this pregnancy is an accident - I just can't believe women still resort to this in order to force a guy to marry them.

I am a strong, successful, independent woman myself - I really dont' need to resort to this kind of tactic - if the guy wasn't going to marry her, Scary should have moved on, because Eddie may be a funny actor, he just isn't good marriage material!

By the way, is she saying she is maybe having twins to cover the fact that maybe she was pregnant when he got divorced only about 6 months ago? OK, so I'm a cynic!

2896 days ago
123.

martha    

hey people, twins can run on both sides of familys not just the woman;s i hope that they will be happy and the kid or kids healthy

2896 days ago
124.

Angelique    

Let's all look at our own choices before we criticize the lives of these two people. Think about your choice of a spouse. Did you make the best decision? They are easy targets because they are in the limelight. Could your life hold up to the same intense scrutiny??

2896 days ago
125.

Doc    

This is another of Hollywoods famous "face card" deals, if you get my drift? Are we sure it was he who left the wife, or was it the other way? Maybe she got tired of all the reported stories with "the fellas"!

Right on #15, I can hear Eddie's "HEH-HEH-HEH-HEH-HEH"

2896 days ago
126.

Harry III    

Eddie Murphy is through. He has never done anything very good anyway. I feel sorry for the girl. He is definately not worth it.

2896 days ago
127.

Mindie    

Diane, and the others who want to debate this thing about twins; I have worked in an Obstetrician's office for 13 years. I certainly don't know everything in life, but this stuff I KNOW. Some women have a tendency to release more then one egg during ovulation. These women have a greater chance of having twins, because there are two (or sometimes more, but rarely) eggs available to be fertilized. These are fraternal twins and they are no more genetically alike than regular brother and sisters, they just so happened to be born at the same time. Fraternal twins can also happen with no family history. Identical twins happen when one fertilized egg splits shortly after conception. This is spontaneous; there is no predisposition for this. Any of us have the same chance of having identical twins. If twins run on the father's side, there is NO biological way that it will have anything at all to do with whether a couple has twins. His sperm have nothing to do with how many eggs she has produced (her eggs would have been released before his sperm showed up), nor does his sperm have anything to do with the likelihood that the fertilized egg will split. He has nothing to do with it. So for those of you who keep saying that if it runs in his family, they could have twins (and many of you, interestingly, have said that those of us who are educated about this are stupid), you need to get a book on the human body and read up (or talk to your doctor) before you open your mouth. I think the real stupidity is evident.

2896 days ago
128.

Ally    

Some people are just retarded. You guys don't even know this women. Who are you to make comments about her? She's pregnant, with his baby, and they aren't married. Oh boy, humungo big deal. It happens all the time. She sounds happy about it, and I'm sure he's glad to be in a nice relationship with kids on the way. Good thing they don't listen to morons like you. I'm not saying she's mother Teresa, but you don't even know her so you can't make much comment saying she's not. Then again she was a Spice Girl once upon a time, OMG... jeez...
Congrats to them both, I hope the baby's healthy.

2896 days ago
129.

GET A LIFE OF YOUR OWN    

SO IF SOMEONE PUTS OUT HIT AFTER HIT, & TAKES A BREAK FROM IT ALL FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, THAT MAKES THEM A HAS BEEN ? GET A FRIKIN' LIFE...U PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS...U R JUDGING HIS EX-WIFE FOR HER BEAUTY...U DON'T KNOW IF SHE WAS AN EMPTY GOLD DIGGING WENCH OF A WOMAN...THIS JUST PROVES THAT U PEOPLE HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE PEOPLE'S LIVES..U R JUST AS SHALLOW AS THOS PEOPLE WHO WRITE THE STAR MAGAZINES..AND DO YOU KNOW IF MS. BROWN ACTUALLY MADE THOSE COMMENTS ABOUT HER HAVING TWINS FOR REAL ? .GROW UP & GET A LIFE OF YOUR OWN, THESE PEOPLE ARE HAPPY & GOD IS THEIR JUDGE, JURY & THEIR EXECUTIONER.....BUTT WIPES !!!!!

2896 days ago
130.

Sandy    

Actually Bulldog81, not that it is neither here nor there concerning Scary and Eddie's relationship, but you and the twit both have it at least partially wrong...that "running in the family" wives tale is almost always misconstrued. Now for the real biology lesson that apparently alot of people have missed...fraternal twins are influenced by the mother with the release of multifple eggs--that you got right. But identical twins are influenced by the FATHER whereby the sperm splits the egg. There is no real prediction through family history of having identical twins. It is a 'fluke of nature', so any speculation on Scary's part is just wishful thinking unless she has had an ultrasound to determine how many she is carrying. Just trying to set the record straight on a hugely misunderstood subject--from someone who KNOWS!

2896 days ago
131.

Iyke    

As usual, you are all a bunch of player haters like in everything else. Most of your comments reflects your inner views- meanness. Other people's marriage and personal affairs shouldn't be your business especially when most of you cannot and will never be married since you weren't raised to understand what marriage or childbirth really is. You just had to say something and that has never meant any good. Broke, lousy hateful m....f...rs.

2896 days ago
132.

celebrity whore    

Can someone please find a current good picture of Melanie Brown/Scary Spice? Every picture I see she looks fat (maybe 'cause she's pregnant) and/or just plain- looking - not glamourous at all like his ex-wife - who, BTW, must be laughing all the way to the bank.

2896 days ago
133.

sam    

>>whereby the sperm splits the egg

You're the one that needs a biology lesson. The sperm does not 'split' the egg. Where do you people come up with this crap???

IF YOU DON"T KNOW THE FACTS AND CAN'T EVEN FIND THEM ONTHE INTERNET OR IN A BOOK THEN PLEASE DON'T REPRODUCE!!

2896 days ago
134.

Kelly    

I am yet another person struck by her lack of knowledge of how twins happen!!! Everyone is 100% right - they can only affect the woman if they run in HER family!!!!! DUH!!

2896 days ago
135.

sam    

Basically there are two different types of twins; identical (monozygotic - MZ) or fraternal (dizygotic - DZ)

Monozygotic twins develop when a single egg is fertilised by a single sperm and at some stage in the first two weeks the developing embryo splits in two, with the result that two, GENETICALLY IDENTICAL babies develop.

Dizygotic twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilised by two different sperm. These two fertilised eggs then develop independently. Dizygotic twins share the same type of genetic relationship as non-twin siblings, hence the term fraternal.

Do twins run in the family?

A common question females ask is: "My mother (or sister, aunt or grandmother) had twins, what is the chance of me having twins too?"

Fraternal (dizygotic) twins do tend to run in families. This is probably because there are genetic influences which make multiple ovulation more likely. There is no medical evidence of identical twins running in the family however there is some anecdotal evidence in support of it. Women who conceive when they are over 30 years of age also have an increased chance of having twins.

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