Mel B., one fifth of 90’s power pop girl group The Spice Girls, has become a mom again.
The 36-year-old singer spoke earlier this week about the long wait for her third baby, commenting that she and husband Stephen Belafonte were eager for the child to make an appearance:
“Ideally I want it to come naturally, but I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried the hot food, the running, the sex and violence… I’ve tried it all. And it just seems to be stuck and hibernating in there getting bigger and bigger, so it’s coming out this week for sure.”
Mel is already “mum” to two girls from previous relationships- 12-year-old Phoenix Chi and 4-year-old Angel, her daughter with actor Eddie Murphy. And finally, late last night, the former pop star was photographed being escorted by Belafonte and another man into Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital- looking visibly pained. Clad in a baby blue sweatshirt and Uggs, the Spice Girl seemed to struggle to stand as she entered to be admitted.
Not long after, Mel B updated her Twitter and the couple released a statement:
“This evening Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte welcomed their new baby girl in Los Angeles. This is the first child for Mel and Stephen and both mum and baby are happy, healthy and doing well.”
Her Twitter statement was a bit more informal:
“Finally our baby arrives,Stephen nearly passed out,Phoenix screamed,I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!! She is just sooo amazing!!”
Although the singer has taken to Twitter since to thank fans for their well-wishes, the couple have not yet released any details about the baby’s name, weight or vital stats.