Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte introduce their newborn daughter Madison on the cover of Hello! The former Spice Girl, 36, opens up to the magazine about her new-found happiness: “It feels like I’ve finally done it right.”
Mel B – who is already mom to daughter Phoenix, 12, from her first marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar, and daughter Angel, 4, from her brief relationship with comedian Eddie Murphy – says she’s lucky in love this time around.
Ideally you want to have your loving partner who you’ve created this baby with by your side throughout everything, and in Angel and Phoenix’s cases, that wasn’t the set up,” she says. “I had a rocky marriage with Phoenix’s dad. The relationship with Angel’s dad, Eddie, was over halfway through the pregnancy, and I had to suck it up and get on with it.”
She adds: “This time I’ve done it with my partner – someone to come to every prenatal appointment with me, to get excited by every scan – and it feels like I’ve finally done it right.”
The mom-of-three, who is currently in Australia as an X Factor judge, went on to say, “When I was moaning to Stephen about my trapped nerve I was thinking, ‘I’ve never had anyone to complain to about these kinds of things.’”
Baby Madison was born on September 1st, weighing in at six pounds and two ounces. The proud mama says her third daughter is “so gorgeous and such a chilled baby.”