Ex-Spice Girl: Murphy takes DNA test
Eddie Murphy has taken a DNA test to determine if he`s the father of Melanie Brown`s 2-month-old daughter, the former Spice Girl`s spokeswoman said Friday.
The 46-year-old actor "did indeed take a paternity test," Natalie Whorms said.
Murphy`s spokesman, Arnold Robinson, has declined to comment about Brown`s claims. On Friday, he said he would not confirm the paternity test. "We do not comment on Mr. Murphy`s personal life."
Brown, who was known as "Scary Spice" when she performed with the `90s pop group Spice Girls, dated Murphy last year and has maintained that the child is his.
The 32-year-old singer gave birth to Angel Iris Murphy Brown on April 3. She listed Murphy as the father on the birth certificate.
Brown also has an 8-year-old daughter. Murphy has five children from his marriage to Nicole Mitchell Murphy.
When asked about impending fatherhood in December, Murphy told a television reporter: "And I don`t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn`t jump to conclusions, sir."