Eddie Murphy, Melanie Brown are friends now
Deadbeat dad Eddie Murphy seems to be making amends with baby mama Melanie Brown lately, according to the New York Post. next thing you know, he'll actually live up to his movie reputation of being a great father.
"While promoting Shrek Forever After, Eddie talked a lot about his kids," a source says about Murphy, who left Scary Spice in 2006, around the time she revealed she was pregnant and hadn't taken responsibility for the baby girl who was born. "Ever since, he's been making efforts with Mel to get to know their daughter."
It seems he's finally warmed to Angel, the 3-year-old who was proven to be his love child by a paternity test. He even went so far as to host a party at his L.A. home and invite Melanie, Angel, and Mel's new hubby, Stephen Belafonte.
"Eddie's ex-wife Nicole helped them reconcile their issues, too. Angel is Eddie's youngest child, and Nicole wanted her children to know her," the source says of the mother of six of his kids. "That helped Eddie to come around and get past all the animosity he had toward Mel. All of the children were there for the party, and it appeared that they're one big happy, blended family."
That's quite a different headline for the gossip rags. It certainly goes down better at press junkets than "Star of new kid's movie abandons infant."
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