Who are Eddie Murphy's children? Comedian to pay Mel B $35K a month as child support for daughter Angel

Who are Eddie Murphy's children? Comedian to pay Mel B $35K a month as child support for daughter Angel
Eddie Murphy has reportedly agreed to pay Mel B $35,000 a month as child support for their daughter Angel (Getty Images)

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: Two years after former Spice Girls star, Melanie Brown, filed paperwork demanding additional financial aid, her ex-husband Eddie Murphy has agreed to pay her B $35,000 per month in child support for their 15-year-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. After Mel, 47, alleged a shift in her salary, the two agreed to a new child support agreement for their daughter Angel.

Since the duo resolved their contentious paternity dispute in February 2009, Eddie, 61, had been paying Mel, $25,000 each month or $300,000 per annum. The comedian, who is described in the petition as the "extraordinarily high earner," will be required to pay an additional $10,000 per month under the new agreement which was agreed upon on August 17. As of October 2021 and continuing through Angel's 18th birthday, payments must be provided retrospectively. Additionally, he consents to pay Mel's $10,000 legal fees. “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 document disclosed by Daily Mail read. However, according to the lawsuit, Brown will be liable for Angel's “add-on” fees which cover her medical care, extracurricular activities and educational costs.


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Additionally, it said that the arrangement was a "non-guideline child support order" which meant that no "material change in circumstances" was necessary for amendment. Mel first submitted paperwork requesting increased child support in October 2020, citing a sharp decline in her income. “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.” According to reports at the time, Mel reportedly tried to resolve the dispute "without court intervention numerous times" but to no effect. Angel was born on April 3, 2007, the same days as Eddie's 46th birthday, to Mel, who also has two older kids from prior relationships. The star's agents revealed on June 22, 2007, that a DNA test had proven he was the child's father.

Who are Eddie Murphy’s children?

Eddie has 10 children with five different women. His first child, Eric, was born to him and his then-girlfriend Paulette McNeely. He shares five childrem with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, with whom he was married to from 1993 until 2006: Myles, Zola, Bella, Myles and Shayne. Christian's mother is Tamara Hood, who was his girlfriend at the time. His daughter Angel's mother is Mel, while Izzy and Max's parents are Paige Butcher, his current fiancée.

Eric Murphy


Eric was born in 1989, the first child of Eddie. He is the child of Paulette McNeely, who was Eddie's former girlfriend. Eric, like his mother, led a peaceful life away from social media until he started dating Martin Lawrence's daughter Jasmin in the middle of 2021.

Bria Murphy


Eddie had his first daughter Bria not long after Eric was born in 1989. She is Eddie's first wife Nicole Mitchell's daughter. She was born while Eddie and Mitchell were dating. Like her father, Bria has experience in the entertainment industry and has been in a variety of films and television shows, most notably in the 2017 drama ‘Conflict of Interest’ and the reality series 'Hollywood Exes'. In addition, she is a founding member of the ArtUS art gallery.

Christian Murphy


Christian was born in 1990, a year after Eric and Bria. He is the son of Eddie's former girlfriend, Tamara Hood. Christian doesn't post much on social media, much like his half-brother Eric and he hasn't developed an acting career like his siblings.

Miles Mitchell Murphy


Eddie and Mitchell had their second child, Miles, in 1990. In 2019, he had a daughter, Evie, with partner Carly Olivia, making Eddie a grandfather.

Shayne Audra Murphy


Eddie and Mitchell had their third child, Shayne, in 1994, a year after their marriage. She made an appearance on 'Hollywood Exes' in 2014 alongside her mother and sister Bria and is now pursuing a modeling career.

Zola Ivy Murphy


Eddie and Mitchell welcomed Zola, their fourth child in 1999. In 2014, she made an appearance on 'Hollywood Exes' alongside her mother and sisters Bria and Shayne. She pursues modeling just like Shayne.

Bella Zahra Murphy


In 2002, Bella Mitchell, the fifth child of Eddie and Mitchell was born. As her parents split the in 2003 over irresolvable differences, she is the family's last child.

Angel Iris Murphy Brown

(L-R) Phoenix Chi Gulzar, Mel B, Madison Brown Belafonte, Giselle Belafonte, and Angel Iris Murphy Brown attends Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California.
Mel B had Angel (C) on Eddie Murphy 46th birthday in 2007 (Getty Images)

It was Eddie's 46th birthday when Angel was born on April 3, 2007. Eddie had doubts about paternity during Mel's pregnancy which added drama to her birth. A DNA test a few months after her birth established that he was really the father. At first, Mel asserted that Eddie was unwilling to pursue a relationship with his daughter. However, he started getting to know her shortly after that.

Izzy Oona Murphy

Izzy was born in May 2016. She is Eddie's child with model Paige Butcher, whom he started dating at the beginning of 2012.

Max Charles Murphy

Max, who was born on November 30, 2018, is the newest member of the Murphy family. His parents are Eddie and Butcher. His second name is a nod to Eddie's late brother Charlie, who passed away from leukemia in 2017.

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