Eddie Murphy ordered to pay out $51,000 a month child support

Eddie Murphy might have finally learned a valuable lesson: it pays to be a gentleman.

The settlement will see Murphy shell out £35,000 ($US51,000)A MONTH until daughter Iris Angel turns 18 — a total of around £7 ($US10)MILLION.

We can also reveal that Eddie has finally agreed to see his 20-month-old child.

Spice Girl Mel and the Hollywood actor have spent 15 months warring in Los Angeles courts. She has been determined to force him to play a part in his child’s life.

Sources told News of the World that, under the terms of the deal, both have signed non- disclosure contracts preventing either from discussing the settlement in public.

But one of Scary Spice’s pals told us: “Mel is delighted that the case is over as she just wanted what was right for her girl.

“It was never about money — it was Mel’s way of asking Eddie to show consideration for Angel.”

News of the World

$51,000 a month is a lot of money, and Mel B, who is independently wealthy, probably wouldn’t have pushed for that much. For a start, if Eddie had joint custody of his daughter, that would have reduced the amount of the payments. They probably would have come to a reasonable, amicable arrangement. For example, P.Diddy pays his baby momma $21,782 a month child support, which was a record amount in New York State history. Diddy also pays for other expenses such as schooling, which he says adds up to approximately $120,000 a year.

If Eddie Murphy had behaved more like a gentleman, his career might have fared better also. His only significant movie since splitting with Mel B was Meet Dave. While his personal behavior probably can’t be directly linked with his box office performance, I think it does influence whether people want to work with you or watch you in a film. His award nominated role in Dream Girls should have launched a comeback for him.

Eddie famously tried to deny that baby Angel Iris was his daughter, demanding a paternity test on Dutch television.

Speaking of their split two years ago, Mel told OK! magazine: ‘We had talked about having a family and getting married. I came to see my mum for a few days as I wanted to see her in person. Then I got a flight home, landed and there is a whole sea of photographers.

‘There were people shouting about a DNA test. I was in complete shock. I tried to call Eddie and couldn’t get through. Then I got through and he said he would call me back and that was it. He never called back.’

Daily Mail

That makes a dumping by text message seem almost reasonable, doesn’t it?

Mel B, Angel Iris, and Mel’s husband, Stephen Belafonte, are shown out at the Grove on 7/1/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. teehee says:

    Thatll teach him to think he can abandon offspring without consequences— and financial ones arent the most signficant

  2. teehee says:

    I mean ‘for thinking’ of course

  3. sissoucat says:

    Anyway, Mel and Angel are well-ridden of this leech.

  4. EM says:

    He can afford the money so it’s a good thing there has been a settlement. I’m not sure I agree with him being ‘forced’ to see his daughter. I don’t think a Court should force him to do so. I think the baby would be better without him – if he doesn’t want a part in her life then it’s his loss.

  5. cedar falls says:

    Murphy’s clearly an irresponsible douchebag for treating his child this way, but it’s not unheard of for women to approach men like him with child support dollar signs in their eyes – who really knows whether or not she said she was on the pill or agreed to an “open” relationship, etc… That said, once Angel was born he should’ve stepped up and taken responsibility for his flesh and blood.

    Remember kids – No rubber, no bounce!!

  6. mel says:

    Wow what human being would reject a innocent child. What a loser!

  7. gg says:

    aww, what a sweet little girl.

    I don’t think too much of Mel’s husband – seems like a leech. Changed his last name so people might think he’s famous. suspicious.

  8. Lana says:

    You can’t rely on the word of the person you’re involved with. He was ultimately responsible if he wanted to be 100% sure there would not be a child. Perhaps a trip to the doctor’s office for a 20 minute procedure would ensure no further expensive outlays of cash.

  9. vdantev says:

    *snort !!* Great picture of Eddie, very appropriate.

  10. BluePlanet says:

    a $10 box of condoms or 7 million smackaroos….hmmm

  11. AnnaClaire says:

    Too bad the octuplets mom can’t go after Eddie for paternity — she could use that cash for diapers alone.

  12. SjSuss says:

    It’s sad that he thought he could just deny it and it would go away!! I hope Angel donates the money to a charity when she gets older for kids who’s dads are idiots!!
    I can’t stand Eddie Murphy not sure how he got famous … ewww

  13. Alecto says:

    Holy cow!! That’s more than most people make in a YEAR!!! Oh well he can afford it and that’s what he gets for being a douche.

    Men need to look at this and LEARN!! We women go for the throat when wronged.

  14. rbsesq says:

    I agree that he’s been a real a** about it, but the point of child support is to ensure that the child is provided for. Could someone please explain to me what it is exactly that this baby needs that a court would order him to pay more in child support PER MONTH than most people make in a year? Diamond encrusted pacifier? Private jet?

  15. Sheila says:

    I want Mel’s attorney if I ever get into a custody dispute. $51,000 a month will pay for a lot of lunches at the Grove. I wonder if there are any restrictions on how it can be used, and if any portion of it is required to be placed into a trust for the little girl.

  16. KattyBitch says:

    Holy Batman! I’m looking at buying a house right now- Two months of this child support would buy the house I want. Maybe I should sleep with him?

  17. Cinderella says:

    I wonder how much of the money will be used to support that Belafonte character.

    I don’t trust him at all.

  18. DD says:

    Doesn’t it shock people how much money it takes to raise certain children?
    I’m fairly disturbed by that. Either way, it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving asshole.