Mel B calls Eddie Murphy 'love of her life': "A love story that didn't have a perfect ending"
The former Spice Girl also spoke about how long it took her to recover from her troubled marriage with her ex Stephen Belafonte
Scary Spice Mel B has revealed that actor Eddie Murphy is the "love of her life" and "always will be."
Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on 'Good Morning Britain' about her memoir 'Brutally Honest', the former Spice Girl opened up about her relationship with the comedy legend, reports Digital Spy.
Mel and Murphy dated in 2006 for nine months during which she got pregnant with his child. After their split, Murphy refused to accept that the child was his daughter until he took a DNA test.
Metro reports that in 22 June 2007, two months after Angel’s birth, a court-ordered DNA test confirmed that Murphy was Angel’s father and he indicated that a paternity settlement of $7 million (£5.4 million) had been reached.
Over time though their relationship has significantly improved, with Mel revealing that their daughter was staying with Murphy while she is busy promoting her book.
Speaking about their relationship she said, "I've never really spoken about it before so this book, I wanted to address it because a lot of people have a misconstrued thing of how everything happened."
She continued, "He's such a lovely person, he's all about family and he's very respectful and old school and we courted for quite some time. It was like a love story that didn't have a perfect ending."
Mel also revealed how the former couple met at a dinner party. "I went for a dinner party at his house. It was very intense that attraction, so much that I left because it was too much."
During the same interview, Mel also opened up about her toxic marriage to ex Stephen Belafonte and how long it took for her to get a closure. She said, "I had an unfortunate 10-year marriage in a coercive, abusive relationship. It's something we don't talk about, a taboo. I wanted to address all these difficult situations I've been in living such a life for 10 years. I wanted to own it and take back my power," reports Mirror.
Speaking about how she's recovering and finding a way to fight back, she said, "I’m kind of happy because I teamed up with Women's Aid. It’s about educating people and making them aware that's not normal, fair or respectful for anybody to treat any other person like that."
Mel made a somber statement when she was asked about finding love again. "I’m still abused and a little bit damaged. I’m damaged goods."
Writing her biography and discussing such intimate, personal details about her marriage and the physical and mental abuse was a "nerve-wracking" experience, said Mel.