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Melanie Brown Welcomes a Daughter

09/02/2011 at 07:20 AM ET
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Another baby spice!

Melanie Brown announced that she had welcomed a baby girl on Thursday evening, Sept. 1 with husband Stephen Belafonte – and apparently it was a laughing matter.

“Finally our baby arrives,” she Tweeted. “Stephen nearly passed out, Phoenix screamed, I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!! She is just sooo amazing!!”

Later Friday morning, she Tweeted at her husband, writing, “I didn’t think it was possible but I love you even MORE now honey, we have a truly amazing family xxxx.”

The singer’s rep confirmed the happy news – and the sex of the baby, which Brown opted to keep under wraps throughout her pregnancy.

“This evening Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte welcomed their new baby girl in Los Angeles,” her rep said in a statement to PEOPLE. “This is the first child for Mel and Stephen and both mum and baby are happy, healthy and doing well.”

Brown, 36, is already a mom to daughters Phoenix, 12, and Angel, 4, and film producer Belafonte, 35, is dad to daughter Giselle, 6.

And perhaps the new arrival will have a few very special playmates: Fellow Spice Girls Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton both recently welcomed children: daughter Harper, 7 weeks, and son Tate, 4 months, respectively.

From the get-go, Brown said this baby was “different.”

“We have been married for four years, we have a history together, we’re best friends, we’re in it together, and he’s totally supportive,” she said in March, when she announced she was expecting.

And although it was her third pregnancy, Brown said it wasn’t necessarily the charm.

“For the first four months, I felt really sick,” The X Factor: Australia judge said weeks before giving birth. “It was strange because with my last two pregnancies, I never had morning sickness, so it was a bit shocking.”

Nevertheless, she focuses on what’s important.

“I’ve always said that kids should enhance your life, not hinder your life,” she explained. “So I just try to make the most out of being with my kids. You have to have a life for yourself somewhere in the mix of being a wife and mum.”

– Alison Schwartz

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Steph on

Congrats! Cant wait to hear the name! She’s so funny!

alicejane on

Ahh, congratulations to Mel, Stephen, and their girls!! I was starting to wonder when she’d have her little one. Can’t wait to hear the name!

Capri on

That’s so fun the 3 of them have kids around the same age, love it! I too can’t wait to hear her name…Congrats!

joy on

Congrats Mel and your new little angel

Shannon on

“I’ve always said that kids should enhance your life, not hinder your life,” she explained. “So I just try to make the most out of being with my kids. You have to have a life for yourself somewhere in the mix of being a wife and mum.”

I love that! I feel the same way. She sounds like an amazing mom :)

AllisonJ on

congrats to them! I had a feeling it would be girl, based on what the nursery looked like. Can’t wait to hear the name!

Manal from Jordan! on

So now its 5 girls and 5 boys for the Spice Girls?! thats kool! Congrats!

Erika on

Congratulations to her and her family!! I’m sure the girls are thrilled to have another sister and there is nothing like sisters growing up together! 3 girls will be so much fun :)

Melinda on

Expeting one of those cutesy type of names, since her children are Angel and Phoenix…

Shi on

@Erika…the new baby makes 4 girls. But yeah I’m so excited for this family. I’m sure the little one is going to be gorgeous. Can’t wait to see her.

Sarah S. on

I always enjoyed her reality show because I thought she was smart and funny. Congrats on your third baby girl, Melanie! :)

Erika on

Shi- Oh wow, I didn’t even read that the father has another daughter! They are all going to have so much fun together!

Angela on

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, just because a family has a bunch of girls doesn’t always make it a fun time. It is the family, not the gender(s) of their children, that makes it fun or not. That said, congratulations on the birth of their fourth daughter.

Brooklyn on

Congrats to them! Interested to hear what the name is.

olivia on

actually its girl number 6, scarlet,phoenix,angel,bluebell,harper,and new baby girl

olivia on

it is 5 boys, beau,tate,brooklyn,romeo,cruz

LisaS on

Congrats! I can’t wait to see this new one!

Marilyn on

Her new daughter has the same birthday as former fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham’s son Romeo.

olivia on

marilyn you are correct, romeo and the new baby share a birthday

Brianne on

Congratulations Mel, Stephen, Phoenix and Angel! What a PRICELESS gift for all of you! I can’t wait to hear her name and see some pix! Once again, I wish you all the happiness in the world!!!

Jillian on

There was a father on here who described the birth as “popped” at and some bashed him for knowing nothing about how children are born. Just wondering if Melanie will get the same treatment. Or maybe because she is the mom, she gets a free pass. Bring on the negativity to me…..I don’t care.

Signed, Not Jillian

Indi on

Dont know much about this women, but i have been watching X factor Australia and think she is great (no facial expression on this women) and wonder if she likes the act or not Congrats to the family another little girl to love

B.J. on

Can’t wait to hear the name!

Kat on

So she’s a host of The X-Factor Australia. Did she move there?

Anyway, Congrats!

Kirstie on

She has apparently named her daughter Madison. Her older daughter picked the name. Absolutely love her on X Factor Australia :)

KRS on

Wiki is saying Madison Brown Belafonte…maybe it’s true. I like the name Madison, Maddy for short. The name was super popular in my part of the world about 10ish years ago, but haven’t heard it for a newborn for awhile. Congrats to the family!

Terri on

That’s so sweet. A house full of sugar and spice. :)

Congrats to them!

Anonymous on

they named it madison

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