Phoenix is driving to the horror of her mother. Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Mel B, tells media that her daughter’s skills on the road make her nervous to no end.
“I am the worst backseat driver person or whatever you want to call it,” says Mel. “My anxiety levels go through the roof. She is 16, so I am like, ‘Mind that f***ing kerb! Get me out of the f***ing car!’ I get anxiety.”
Even with her apprehension, Melanie lets her daughter remain at the helm of the driver’s seat. “She is 16 and she doesn’t know how to drive, yet we have all been there,” shared the star with Jimmy Fallon a few weeks ago.
Brown has told fans that she and her girls are all about women empowerment. “We’re all about girl power in our house and being respectful to one another and working hard in school,” said the star in 2013. “Our house is a fun house. But we all help with chores. We’re not lazy in our house. It’s good!”
Melanie has one child, Madison, with husband Stephen Belafonte. Phoenix and her sister Angel are Mel’s kids from previous relationships.