Mel B’s memoir “Brutally Honest” will soon hit shelves, and in it, she opens up about her bitter split from ex-husband Stephen Belafonte. She also goes into her relationship with Eddie Murphy, who she described as the one who got away.
“I‘d been madly in love with Eddie and I lost him,” she said in an interview with The Sun. “Eddie was and still is the love of my life. He’s a genuinely decent man … It was as if a 2,000-volt electric current had passed between us … From the get-go we were like two excitable kids.”
At one point during the relationship, Mel became pregnant with Eddie’s child and he asked her father for her hand in marriage. He said yes.
“Which was a relief because I had already designed a beautiful wedding ring from Cartier,” said Mel.
But things quickly turned sour after the couple had a big fight about where they’d reside. Because Eddie’s mother lived with him, as well as his brother Charlie Murphy and his staff,” which is something Mel didn’t care for.
So as a solution, she suggested they both keep their respective houses but buy a new one together and split it 50/50. But Eddie didn’t want to do that.
Someone then told Mel to give Eddie “the silent” treatment, so she went to her hometown of Leeds, England and said she needed space. But on her way back home, she saw Eddie in an interview, where he said their relationship was over.
“We’re not together anymore, and I don’t know whose that child is until it comes out and has a blood test,” Mel recalled Eddie saying.
She then confronted him once in L.A.
“He said ‘Well, you left me.’ He sounded cold. I explained I hadn’t,” she recalled. “Then he said ‘I’m going to have to leave you now as this is what you’ve done to me’. I was pregnant. Dumped in public and made to look like a complete and utter slut and gold digger.”
“I wasn’t prepared for that tidal wave of vitriol crashing over me,” added Mel. “I still can’t forget being heavily pregnant with Angel and dropping Phoenix to school and a man driving past yelling ‘Whore’ at me in front of all those L.A mums.”
“Brutally Honest” will be out on Nov. 27.