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Mel B. Wants More Children

Mel B. Wants More Children
Melanie Brown
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08/10/2007 09:00AM

Spice Girl Melanie Brown and her husband of two months, music producer Stephen Belafonte, hope to have more children – in addition to the three they already have between them.

"Yeah, I'd like to, of course," Brown, 32, told Larry King on his CNN program Thursday, in response to his asking her about having more kids.

Besides 4-month-old daughter Angel Iris, whose father is Eddie Murphy (from whom Brown is seeking "reasonable" child support, it was said on the King show), Brown is the mother of daughter Phoenix Chi, 8, from her marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar.

Belafonte also has a daughter, Giselle, 3, from a previous relationship.

As for the couple's June 6 marriage in Las Vegas, which was not revealed publicly until this week, Brown said, "It's very, very private. It's been private for nearly two months now. We wanted it to be a private thing right now … a commitment just for me and him."

The couple intend to hold another ceremony later this year for friends and family members, she said.

Likely not to be on the guest list: Murphy. Speaking about him, Brown said, "I think he's been extremely disrespectful, and I don't think anyone should be allowed to get away with saying what he said whilst I was pregnant."

Last week, Murphy released a statement acknowledging paternity of Angel and saying he has paid child support to Brown as well as covered the expenses of her pregnancy.

Regarding claims and counterclaims both she and Murphy had made before, during and after their relationship, Brown told King, "We didn't make set in stone plans to be married but we definitely spoke about it."

She added, "Our relationship may have been brief but it was intense, and we were very much in love and wanted to have a family together. That's that. I mean we're both tattooed. You don't tattoo somebody's name on your body if it's brief and unimportant, let's put it that way."

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