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Mel B's 'respectful relationship' with Eddie Murphy

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Mel B's 'respectful relationship' with Eddie Murphy

Mel B and Eddie Murphy have a "very respectful" relationship.

Although Eddie initially denied paternity of Mel's daughter Angel, eight, when she was born in 2007, the former couple have put the past behind them and now have a civil relationship for the sake of the young girl.

Speaking on the 'Allegedly with Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss' podcast, Mel revealed that Angel sees her husband Stephen Belafonte as her dad but Eddie is involved in her life.

Asked if she has a relationship with Eddie, Mel said: "I do, but it's very respectful. She sees Stephen as her dad. He's been there since the beginning."

When asked previously if she was upset when Eddie publicly requested a paternity test, she said: "That's not true. That's the press for you ...

"I don't get bothered by it. Life carries on. Eddie and I have always got on. It has always been good. I'm happy with who I am."

Mel also has daughter Phoenix, 16, from her marriage to Jimmy Gulzar and four-year-old Madison with husband Stephen and she insisted that her children will always come before her career.

Mel said: "[They get on] really well. They all love each other although they're quite different. We do things as a family all the time. I'm a mum and that's my most important job ...

"Like any other working mum, I take them with me sometimes. Home is where the kids are. It doesn't really matter where you live in the world, does it? You make it what you want it to be. They think I'm a mum with an exciting job."