EXCLUSIVE: ‘Extraordinarily high earner’ Eddie Murphy agrees to pay ex Mel B $35,000 in MONTHLY child support for 15-year old daughter Angel – two years after the Spice Girl filed for more financial help due to drop in her income
- Court documents seen by DailyMail.com show Mel B and Eddie Murphy have modified their child support agreement for daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown
- The Spice Girl, full name Melanie Brown, filed court papers requesting additional financial assistance in October 2020, citing a change in income
- The filing reveals Murphy, identified as an ‘extraordinarily high earner’, will now be required to pay $35,000 a month – an increase of $10,000
- The payments are to be made retroactively beginning from October 2021 up until Angel turns 18 years old
- Murphy was originally ordered to pay Brown $25,000 a month – $300,00 a year- in their paternity settlement in February 2009
Eddie Murphy has agreed to pay ex Mel B $35,000 in monthly child support for their 15-year-old daughter, 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.
‘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.
Initially Murphy – who now has ten children with five different women – repeatedly refused to have anything to do with Mel or their child, with reports claiming he insisted that she had tricked him into getting pregnant.
But the actor eventually had a change of heart.
Mel addressed their messy split in her 2018 memoir and revealed it was thanks to his mother, Lillian Lynch, that Angel was reunited with her dad in May 2017 and the two now have a close relationship.
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