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Melanie Brown Biography

Melanie Brown

Facts of Melanie Brown

Date of Birth: 1975 , May-29
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 feet 5 inch

Quick Timeline of Melanie Brown

1975 Born in Harehills, Leeds
1994 Debut in music by album Spice
1997 Second album became number 1 in UK album chart
1998 Married to Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar
2000 Divorced Jimmy Gulzar
2006 Began dating Hollywood star Eddie Murphy
2007 Re-united with Spice girls
2007 Married to producer Stephan Belafonte
2010 Joined Television project

Detail Timeline of Melanie Brown

May 29 , 1975

Born in Harehills, Leeds

She was born in Harehills, Leeds but grew up in Burley. Her father Martin Brown is from Caribbean Island nation called Saint Kitts and Nevis and her mother Andrea is English. She completed her high school from Intake High School.


Debut in music by album Spice

She along with more than 400 women auditioned for the advertisement later on got selected and had the responsibility to form a group. With the selected members she managed to release debut album "Spice" which became huge hit and peaked number 1 spot in more than 15 countries.


Second album became number 1 in UK album chart

Her two singles "Spice up your life" and "Too much" from the album "Spiceworld" went on to become number one in UK album chart. The album managed to sell more than 20 million copies worldwide.

September 13 , 1998

Married to Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar

She got pregnant during their affair and went on to marry the dancer Jimmy Gulzar at Buckinghamshire. After the marriage she changed her stage name to Melanie G. Their first child was a baby daughter who was born on February 19, 1999.


Divorced Jimmy Gulzar

Just after couple years of togetherness, they decided to split when things didn't work as anticipated. Brown won the case but forced to pay $2.8 million as a settlement. Her ex-husband was prosecuted for threading her sister in the same year.


Began dating Hollywood star Eddie Murphy

Melanie began dating Hollywood star Eddie Murphy. Although, the relation lasted for some months, she got pregnant. The father of her unborn child was unknown which later on performing the DNA test went on to prove that the father was Murphy.


Re-united with Spice girls

After joing the dance competition "Dancing with the stars" and claming the second spot she thought of reuniting with the Spice girls and reunion tour. With the tour they claimed the amount collected exceeded $20 million.They also released the comback album and making it another sensation.

June 6 , 2007

Married to producer Stephan Belafonte

Being in a relationship for 5 months, they decided to get married which they did it secretly in Las Vegas, Nevada. But, later after 3 years the couple went on to re-marry each other in front of the parents.


Joined Television project

She was selected as the new host of Oxygen's weight loss show called "Dance your ass off" replacing Marrisa Winokur. After hosting the show she thought of making her own reality show "Melani B: It’s a Scary World".


At the age of 19, she began her music career when she was first responded to the advertisement and got selected along with Victoria Beckham and formed a quintet with Emma Bunton. Their debut album "Spice" was a huge hit and got certified as multi-platinum in 27 countries. The members created the name "Girl Power" who later on went to become one of the biggest selling albums worldwide. Couple of years later, the group released second album "Spice world" which became another sensation in music industry. Her multi talented personalities then gradually started to explore when her interest towards acting and presenting started. She hosted the program called "Pure Naughty" and MOBO awards twice. In 2007 she joined dancing competition, "Dancing with the stars”. In January 2010 she was selected as the host of weight loss program "Dance your ass off". 

As far as her personal life is concerned, she had an affair with the businessman Fjolnir Thorgeirsson for almost a year but then married Dutch dancer Jiimy Gulzar in 1998. They shared a daughter together who was born in February 1999. But, they divorced each other in 2001. In 2007 she met her current husband Stephan Belafonte who is a producer by profession and married him in the same year and they share a daughter together. Her current net worth is estimated to be around US $33 million.