(March 13, 2011 - Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Europe)
Melanie B. AKA Scary Spice announced in the new issue of Hello! magazine that she and husband Stephen Belafonte are expecting their first child together.
This will be Melanie’s third child–daughters Phoenix, 12, and Angel Iris, 3 are from previous relationships–and the second child for Stephen, who has a 6-year-old daughter named Giselle.
“We’re really thrilled,” the 35-year-old pair told the magazine. “We wouldn’t have planned and waited for four years to have a baby if we weren’t excited and ready for it.”
Upon hearing the news, the two celebrated with Mel’s last glass of champagne
Stephen cracked open a bottle and told Mel, “Baby, enjoy this glass because you can’t drink anymore!”
Mel is no longer in her first trimester.
“The first three months, I was pretty sick and tired, to be honest, which I’ve never been before,” she said.
Brown even thanked her fans via Twitter for all the blessings and warm wishes. She said, “@Stephenthinks1 and I want to thank everyone for all there positive supportive well wishes, we are just over the moon xx,” she tweeted this morning.
Brown and Belafonte don’t know the sex of their child and hasn’t decided whether or not they will find out before the little tike makes his/her appearance.
Mel is due sometime this summer.