That she and partner Maksim ‘Maks’ Chmerkovksiy ultimately finished in second place on Dancing With The Stars hasn’t dampened Melanie Brown‘s spirits, or her 8 1/2-year-old daughter Phoenix Chi’s enthusiasm for dancing. Between DWTS and her mom’s upcoming Spice Girls world tour, Phoenix is always ready to shake a tail feather, Melanie says.
Maks has been teaching her little routines. She’s learning routines at the Spice Girls rehearsals, too. She’s got the dance fever.
Participating on the show helped Mel B. return to shape after the April birth of her daughter Angel, who turns 8-months-old next week. The 32-year-old admits that certain pregnancy cravings took a toll on her physique.
I eat lots of salmon, chicken, egg whites and turkey scrambles (now). I’ve gone completely off red meat since my baby. I think it’s because I was eating a lot of steak and mashed potatoes when I was pregnant — I overdosed.
Angel’s dad is Mel’s ex-boyfriend, actor Eddie Murphy. Phoenix’s dad is Mel’s ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar.