Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Mel B, celebrated her birthday with her daughters and the memory of her father. The celebrity mom shared a cute candid of her and the family with Instagram fans on Tuesday.
In the picture, Mel B is photographed with her eyes closed. “My eyes are closed but I see and feel you, dad, you are missed every second of everyday me my mum my 3 daughters today celebrated you for being the most important man in our lives,” she wrote.
Melanie Brown’s father, Martin Brown, passed away a few weeks ago after a long battle with cancer. “It is with great sadness after a 5yr battle to multiple myeloma cancer our loving father Martin Brown passed away age 63 peacefully yesterday,” Mel wrote online in March. “Both of us his children (Melanie and her sister, Danielle) were by his side and would like to say thank you to St Gemma’s and all the doctors and nurses for their amazing care and support over the years.”
It is with great sadness after a 5yr battle to multiple myeloma cancer our loving father Martin Brown passed away age 63 peacefully yesterday. Both of us his children were by his side and would like to say thank you to St Gemma's and all the doctors and nurses for there amazing care and support over the years. Please respect our privacy and let us as a united family grieve With love and respect. Melanie and Danielle Brown x Be Free Dad
Martin’s passing comes in the midst of Melanie and estranged husband Stephen Belafonte’s divorce proceedings, which hit mainstream media in March. “It is in the hands of my lawyers,” Stephen revealed in April. “My kids are the only thing that matter to me.”
Stephen has requested joint custody of his and Mel’s daughter, Madison, along with visitation rights for his stepdaughter, Angel. Melanie Brown has three kids in all.