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'Scary Spice' Mel B is pregnant; first child with hubby Stephen Belafonte

March 21, 2011 |  1:22 pm

Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte expecting first child together Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Mel B, is pregnant with her third baby. And since the mother-to-be thinks it could be a big one, the former Spice Girl says she'll be opting for a pain-free birth.

It'll be Scary Spice's first child with music producer husband Stephen Belafonte, whom she married in Las Vegas in 2007.

"We're really thrilled," the singer told the U.K. mag Hello! "We wouldn't have planned and waited for four years to have a baby if we weren't excited and ready for it."

Belafonte, 35, reportedly cracked open a bottle of bubbly when his wife broke the news, saying, "Baby, enjoy this glass because you can't drink anymore!"

She is due sometime this summer, as is Baby Spice Emma Bunton. Posh Spice Victoria Beckham and husband David Beckham are also pushing the pregnancy pram with their fourth child, a baby girl.

Brown, 35,  who competed on "Dancing With the Stars," is adding to her and Belafonte's large clan. She already has two daughters -- Phoenix, 12, and Angel Iris, 3 -- from previous relationships, while Belafonte has one daughter -- Giselle, 7 -- from a previous relationship as well.

And because Belafonte is the seventh child in a family whose babies all weighed 9 pounds at birth, Brown is asking for the epidural in the delivery room.

"It's a nice idea to do it at home or in a water birthing thing, but the reality is I've had two babies. With Phoenix, the epidural wore off, so I experienced pain, and not by choice," she said. "Second time, I experienced having the pain dulled. I was laughing the whole time when I delivered Angel. So having experienced both, I am opting for no pain and as little discomfort as possible."


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— Nardine Saad

Photo: Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte at the OK! Magazine and BritWeek Oscars party in West Hollywood on Feb. 25, 2011. Credit: David Livingston / Getty Images