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If only all pregnancies and births went as smoothly as those for Jayden James Federline.

This hasn’t been the case for former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, however.

After a public break-up, the singer still insists ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy is the father of the baby she’s carrying and says she can’t imagine why he would openly question the child’s paternity.

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher on the Red Carpet
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“I am obviously upset and distressed at some of the comments made by Eddie Murphy to the media,” Brown, who is in the second trimester of her pregnancy, said in the statement released Thursday. “I have no idea why anybody would want to conduct themselves in this kind of manner about such a personal matter in such a public way.

“My main concern is for the well being of my (seven-year-old) daughter Phoenix and of course the baby. I was astonished at what Eddie said — there is absolutely no question that Eddie is the father.”

Brown only learned that her relationship with Murphy had ended when she landed in Los Angeles and received voicemails from friends telling her about the TV interview in which the comedian questioned the baby’s father.

That seems almost as awkward as James Blunt being criticized by a puppet.

Meanwhile, that same night at the New York City premiere of his movie Dreamgirls, Murphy stepped out with his new girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, a movie producer and the ex-wife of singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

“This was extraordinarily brazen what he did,” a friend of Brown with a good vocabulary said. “If he had fallen in love with somebody else, that would have been pretty bad anyway, but to then wheel her out in public for a deliberate photo op, when Melanie’s pregnant! That’s a rat, frankly.”

Ouch. A rat. Between that and the use of “slut” by Bette Midler in reference to Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, we’re at least glad people aren’t holding back their feelings these days.