LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Eddie Murphy acknowledged he is the father of Melanie Brown’s young daughter, a day after the former Spice Girl took legal action to establish him as a parent. Murphy, 46, “always has and will continue to honor his responsibilities as a father,” according to a statement released Friday through his publicist, Arnold Robinson.
Well, he “acknowledged” it right after the paternity test came back positive which is a bit like me “acknowledging” I just ate a meal once the bill arrives at my table. Not the most courageous of acts there…
And just to translate Hollyhood speak for you: “always has and will continue to honor his responsibilities” means “will fight like hell to establish that he’s not the father and then once the court system starts bearing down on him he’ll make a statement so as not to look like a total knobjob.” Whew, translating is tough!
“Mr. Murphy and Ms. Brown dated very briefly and never made any plans of ANY sort,” the statement said.
Well, at the very least they made plans to have some sex. They might have been very short term plans, or plans that didn’t have a lot of forethought, but a plan was made nonetheless. Conversely Scary Spice Mel B says:
She said she and Murphy dated for four months in 2006 before mutually deciding to have a child.She said she and Murphy dated for four months in 2006 before mutually deciding to have a child.
So someone is lying. But if it went down like Mel says than the conversation was like this:
Scary: Hey, we’ve been dating four months now…. so…
Eddie: Hmmm? What’s that? I have to go do the donkey voice for Shrek in a few minutes, so let’s make this snappy.
Scary: What I’m saying here is I think we should have a child. Mutually.
Eddie: Okay, sounds good.
The truth, like all great truths in life, is probably somewhere in between. Maybe he agreed to have a kid right before doing it which we all know doesn’t count.
Angel Iris Murphy Brown was born April 3.
No one but me will remember this, but wasn’t there some big stink about the show “Murphy Brown” back in the day? Where she was a single mom and the VP Danny Quayle came out and said she was not a role model and was in fact a big whore? I swear I remember that… so the irony of your kid having that Murphy Brown moniker is not lost on me. Nor should it be on you.
Happy Saturday people!