Eddie Murphy and Melanie Brown had sex just three times during their three-month fling, it has been revealed.
A family source close to the Hollywood comedian has revealed the intense bitterness and hatred between the couple.
The source said that though the Spice Girl might have been in love with Murphy, but he was definitely not in love with her.
"Mel might have been in love with Eddie but he was certainly not in love with her," News of the World quoted the source, as saying.
"Mel did not live at his house although she told people she did. And it wasn't a passionate relationship. They slept together just three times.
"That's why he was stunned when she announced she was pregnant after they split. He truly did not believe it was his child. As they only had sex a few times, and she'd promised she had a contraceptive coil fitted, Eddie was certain it couldn't be his," the source added.
The insider then revealed that since DNA tests proved Eddie was the father of the baby, nine-month-old Angel, he is now convinced that Mel B had wanted a baby with him right from the start.
"Right from the moment she was introduced to Eddie she was infatuated and started to tell her friends she was going to marry him, the source said.
"It was clear Mel was desperate to be like Posh Spice and wanted a high profile catch like David Beckham. She wanted the fame and the fortune and more than anything she wanted a wealthy, A-list husband.
"Getting involved with Mel was the worst mistake Eddie ever made and he'll regret it for the rest of his life. He's eaten away by bitterness and is convinced she's trying to ruin him.
"Of course he will pay to support Angel—at the moment it's 15,000 dollars a month—but he refuses to be part of her life right now because he doesn't want anything to do with Mel.
"Things got so ugly between them Eddie even had his lawyer send her lawyer a letter accusing her of extortion—he thinks she's been rubbishing his name in order to make him cave in to her outlandish financial demands," the source added.