Melanie Brown: I’m Only Buying the Basics for Baby

07/19/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
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The finish line is in sight for Melanie Brown, who is expecting a baby with husband Stephen Belafonte.

“A couple of weeks!” an excited Brown, 36, told PEOPLE during Nancy O’Dell’s Creative Memories launch party, held Thursday at The Capital Grille in Los Angeles. “It would be nice to happen sooner rather than later.”

Sailing through her third pregnancy — Brown is already mom to daughters Phoenix, 12, and Angel, 4 — the songstress has kept any nesting tendencies to a minimum, including name choices and shopping sprees.

“I’m really so behind with all that stuff. With my other two, I just waited until they were born and [then I] sense what works and what doesn’t,” she explains, adding that the couple have opted for a delivery surprise.

“It’s nice to have something left to surprise yourself. You get everything neutral — not too much stuff until the baby arrives.”

And although another baby will only add to Brown’s already full plate, The X-Factor Australia judge isn’t worried in the least.

“I got back [to Los Angeles] a month ago — my home visits [for the show] were over the weekend so they flew to me. My home visits were at home which was quite nice,” she explains. “I love work. I love doing what I do and if I didn’t, I wouldn’t do it!”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Melody Chiu

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LC on

Wish her well and may she be blessed with another healthy beautiful baby. 🙂

Tieraney on

Geez seems like she has been pregnant forever! Her and Selma Blair!

Brianne on

Mel, I can hardly wait for this baby to get here! Emma and Jade had their second son, Tate, in May, and Harper Seven Beckham is 8 days old! Boy or girl, I’m SOOOOO happy for you and Stephen, so all the best!!!

JC on

In that picture she barely looks pregnant!


I agree JC-She is hiding this pregnancy well…she doesn’t look the least bit pregnant..looks like she gained a pound or too but no bump. Lucky girl! I am sure her figure will snap back in no time. I can picture Scary Spice raising a rough and tough little boy.

nemap on

Her child well be beautiful, just like her other two girls

tate on

The dress is deceiving she posted pics of herself in a leopard dress and there were pictures of her in a bikini and you could definitely see the bump.

txmojito on

I like it that she isn’t finding out. I think we have taken the mystery and awe out of having a baby because we have so much technology now. I know it is easier when buying things but not knowing makes us think more creatively when deciding on nursery themes.

Adriana on

I still think she should have won Dancing With the Stars 😦

Ali on

I have never liked her (I think she is somewhat brash and annoying in interviews and appearances) but pregnancy really suits her. She looks beautiful!

SarahD on

I didn’t even know she was pregnant…. Too bad Casey Anthony took up so much space.

Jillian on

There was an article here a bit ago that says she has her babie 6 to 8 weeks early, so that’s what she means when she says a few weeks. So technically she isn’t the full term.

Sarah d,
Casey Anthony hasn’t hit this page/blog one time, which is a wonderful thing. Melanie has been on here several times that I can think of, so you just missed it. Not Caseys fault.


Do all of her kids have a different father? I think she gets around!

Sarah S. on

Actually, I think Melanie has the right idea about getting the basics. Since she already knows what a baby needs, she could just get the necessary things and not waste. Congrats to her!

Christine on

Congrats to Melanie and her new bundle of joy! I admire that she doesn’t want to know the sex of the baby before it is born. I know I could never go my whole pregnancy and not know if I was carrying a son or a daughter. I think that finding out is the thing to do these days so anyone that can go that long without finding out until the moment the child is born is someone I look up to.

Cecelia on

Actually, Laura, considering the age differences between her children, your assumption about her “getting around” is quite off. In addition, Eddie Murphy never had anything to do with Angel so the only father she knows is Stephen.

Mallory on

In this crazy baby boom, I completely forgot she was pregnant! But now that I remember, I’m really excited to see this new baby and what they name him/her. I like all of the other girls’ names, including Stephen’s daughter.

Mia on

3 kids-different fathers–but maybe this marriage will work-I’ve seen it before.

-That’s exciting they’re having a baby together.