Angel Iris Murphy Brown: All About Eddie Murphy And Mel B’s Daughter

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Angel Iris Murphy Brown is the daughter of the American writer, Comedian, producer, and singer Eddie Murphy (aka Edward Regan Murphy). Her father is an award-winning actor, best known for his performances in 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop Series, The Nutty Professor, and Dolemite Is My Name.

Like her father, Angel’s mother Melanie Janine Brown, popular as Mel B is also a renowned artist. Mel is a singer, songwriter, and TV personality who first caught the media’s attention for being a member of the British girl group Spice Girls. Being the daughter of such popular artists, Angel has been the subject of curiosity for many of her parent’s admirers.

So, today, in this below piece of article, we are intending to explore the inside life of the celebrity daughter including her age, early life, her parent’s relationship, siblings, and much more.

How Old Is Eddie Murphy’s Daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown? 

As of 2023, Angel is 15 years of age. She was born on her father Eddie’s 45th birthday on April 3, 2007, in Santa Monica, California, US under the birth sign Aries. At the time of her birth, Angel weighed 5 lbs.

In fact, the celebrity child was single-handedly raised by her mother as her parents were separated way before her birth.

When Irish was in her mother’s womb, her biological father Eddie even doubted whether the unborn baby is of his blood or not. Eddie said,

 “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test.”

So, Angel’s childhood was spent under the care of her mother Melanie, and her step-father Stephen Belafonte.

Besides, as per nationality, Eddie Murphy’s daughter Angel is American by birth. She belongs to a mixed ethnical background as her father is Afro-American while her mom is of African-Nevisian and English descent.

Meaning Behind Angel’s Name

Eddie and Mel B’s only Angel’s name is quite long, isn’t it? Regarding her daughter’s name, once in an exclusive talk, Melanie revealed that there is a meaning behind Angel’s name. She said

she is my angel, she was my little angel through my pregnancy. Iris, as it’s my grandma’s name, Murphy because he’s the dad and Brown because I’m the mum!

Angel Iris Murphy Brown’s Siblings

As said earlier, Angel is the only child of her parents together. But from her mom and dad’s relationship with their several partners, the star kid has 11 siblings in total. From her father’s relationship with his ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely, Murphy Brown has an older half-brother Eric Murphy. Likewise, Angel’s father welcomed his son Christian Murphy with his ex-partner Tamara Hood.

Angel Iris Murphy Brown has 11 siblings
Angel Iris Murphy Brown with her half-siblings from her father’s side

Similarly, Iris is a sister to her older half-siblings Bria, Miles, Shayne, Zola, and Bella Murphy from her dad’s marriage with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell. Further, she has younger half-siblings Izzy and Max Murphy from her dad’s romance with Australian model Paige Butcher.

In the same way, Angel has half-sisters Madison Brown Belafonte, born on September 1, 2011, in Los Angeles, California and Phoenix Brown from her mom’s two different relationships. Her older half-sister Phoenix, born in February 1999 is from her mother Mel B’s 16-month marriage to Dutch backing dancer Jimmy Gulzar.

Phoenix was previously a part of the Channel 4 TV series “Born Famous.”

Angel’s Dad Initially Denied Her As His Daughter and They Underwent a Paternity Test

While Angel’s mom Mel was pregnant with her, her dad aroused the question regarding the unborn child. He even demanded a paternity test before Angel’s birth but denied it later. However, within a month, the actor was convinced for the test. And after two months of childbirth, Eddie went for a DNA paternity test at a Beverly Hills medical facility though he was not ready for it initially.

Angel Iris Murphy Brown Dad denied her initially
Angel Iris Murphy Brown, her dad at the left and her mom at the right

In the meantime, Murphy’s dad was dating his new girlfriend Tracey Edmonds who talked about the DNA test and told,

“There’ll be a paternity test and if it’s [Eddie’s] then he’ll be responsible.”

The following June, DNA results showed that Eddie fathered Angel. In this regard, her mom Mel said,

“He’s the baby’s father, it’s official,” “The baby is undoubtedly, 110 percent his.”

Though the test proved that Ediie is Angel’s biological father, for a longer period, the Nutty Professor actor didn’t approach to build a relationship with his child.

How Is Angel Iris Murphy Brown’s Relationship With Her Dad Today?

At present, the 15 years old Angel has a good relationship with her comic father Eddie. In the memoir Brutally Honest, Angel’s mom credited Eddie’s mom Lillian Lynch for the bonding that Angel has with her dad today.

Now, he is a great father to his daughter, and regarding this, a close source revealed,

“He always makes sure to get them involved with Angel. She (Angel) texts Eddie and is on the phone with him all the time. She loves her dad.”

“And he (Eddie) gives her all the gifts,”  “At Christmas, there are 150 boxes under the tree … dresses, shoes, toys, you name it, her birthday, literally every occasion.”

Not only Angel, but her dad has maintained a good relationship with her mom as well. At a moment, Eddie and Mel B are co-parenting their 15-year-old daughter.

Although Angel spent most of her time with her mother, the star kid once also stayed with her father. She had to live with her dad in Los Angeles when her mother Mel B underwent emergency surgery in England after breaking two ribs in late 2018.

Angel Irish Murphy Brown’s Parents Mel B and Eddie Murphy Were Never Married

Angel’s parents Eddie and Melanie were in a relationship in 2006. They had a very short-lived romance that lasted just about six months. The former flames first came across each other at the party in Eddie’s Beverly Hills home and instantly they felt attracted to each other.

Angel Iris Murphy Brown Parents were never married
Angel Iris Murphy Brown’s Parents

About their first meeting, Brown’s mom Melanie accepted that it was love at first sight for her. In her 2018 memoir, Brutally Honest, Mel B wrote,

“I felt a hundred different emotions at once, from confused to elated, to happy to scared, to relaxed to incredulous, and everything in between.”

The Lullaby singer further stated,

“I felt I had known this man all my life and that I was staring at my destiny in his face.”

Later, Eddie approached Brown and their romance blossomed. But, shortly after their relationship started, it turned toxic. According to the Quantum Leap actress, from nowhere her partner Eddie suddenly left her and later doubted their baby’s existence which was conceived through planning. Their relationship ended in December 2006. And after four months, Melanie Brown gave birth to his child Angel and Eddie didn’t visit to see his child’s face.

Angel’s Mom Filled A Papers Against Eddie Murphy For More Child Support

In October 2020, during the COVID breakdown, Angel’s mom Melanie filed papers in court against her ex-partner Eddie for more child support. Previously, the actor was ordered to pay $25,000 a month during the paternity settlement in 2009 but due to the pandemic, Brown again went to the court requesting more financial assistance. Her income dramatically dropped amidst the pandemic.

After 2 years, the stand-up comedian agreed to pay extra which goes to $35,000 a month – an increase of $10,000 for child support. Lately, he has been identified as an “extraordinarily high earner.” As per the court’s verdict, he is responsible to pay for child support until Angel turns 18.

Angel Iris Murphy Brown Appeared On Her Mom’s Instagram

About the social media handles, it’s obvious that the 15 years old celebrity child is yet to explore herself in the media world. However, her well-wishers got to see her often on her mom Mel B’s Instagram account which has 1.5 million followers.

Further, she also sometimes appeared on her half-sibling’s Instagram account, especially on her older brother Eric Murphy’s Instagram.

What Is Angel Irish Doing In 2023?

Counting on her age, the singer’s daughter is a high school student at a moment. Back in 2018, Angel Iris Murphy Brown graduated from junior high school and about which her mom has mentioned on her Instagram as well with a caption,

Awww congratulations my baby girl Angel,happy graduation my love,my how you have grown up,you are loved soooo sooo much,glad me and your family were there today supporting cheering you on!!!world better watch out she’s a genius!!!!

She currently resides with her mom and two half-sisters from her mother’s side.

Angel Iris Murphy Brown lives with her mom Melanie Brown
Angel Iris Murphy Brown with her mom and half-sisters

Born with a silver spoon, Angel is living a dreamy life as her mom fulfills her every wish and her dad is by her side standing strong as her backup.

Angel Murphy’s Parents Are Millionaires; Their Net Worth

Angel’s father Eddie Murphy has an estimated net worth of $200 million as of 2023 while her mom has a fortune of $6 million. No doubt that they earned such a huge amount of money through their widened entertainment career.

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