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Mel B expecting her third child

Former Spice Girl Mel B is expecting her third child.

The singer, who has two daughters from previous relationships with Eddie Murphy and Jimmy Gulzar, is married to film producer Stephen Belafonte

Scary Spice told Hello! magazine the couple, who are both aged 35, started trying for a baby around Christmas time.

She said: "The power of wanting a baby, I think, can sometimes just work to your advantage. I didn't think I would get pregnant that quickly."

Her husband, who has a daughter from another relationship, said he was "ecstatic" when he heard the news.

She said: "We wouldn't have planned and waited for four years to have a baby if we weren't really excited about it and ready for it."

The star, also known as Melanie Brown, said she had not told her former bandmates about the news.

Earlier this year, Victoria Beckham announced she was expecting her fourth child.

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