April 12, 2007 02:47:45 GMT
Melanie Brown has named Eddie Murphy on her newborn daughter's birth certificate.
Melanie Brown is taking one step forward in the battle with former boyfriend Eddie Murphy over her daughter's biological father. While the court has yet released official decision on that encounter, the Scary Spice bravely listed the comedian as her newborn daughter's father on the baby's birth certificate.
"He's definitely been named on the birth certificate," a source close to Brown tells People. No comment from Murphy's camp by now.
Mel B gave birth to daughter Fortuna Daphne Bay on April 3, which also happens to be Eddie's birthday.
For you who not know yet, Melanie and Eddie have been at odds over the paternity of her infant since she announced her pregnancy. The former Spice Girl has insisted that Eddie is her baby's father, while he has publicly said the baby "could be anyone's."
While Mel is determined to prove Eddie fathered her baby daughter, she has vowed he will play no part in the child's upbringing. "She doesn't want him involved because he has hurt her too much. She just feels that he will have to accept responsibility at some point and there was no need for him to be so dismissive of their relationship," Melanie's friends said.