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Poor Taste? Photog Snaps Shots of Mel B (Scary Spice) in Labor

Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte

Mel B is the latest in a long string of celebrities to give birth. The singer went into labor last night in Los Angeles and was rushed to the hospital by her husband, Stephen Belafonte.

The former Spice Girl gave birth to her first child with Belafonte around 5am this morning at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and Mel’s publicist confirmed the news, saying both mom and baby are happy and healthy.

On her way into the hospital a paparazzi photographer snapped a bunch of photos of the singer grimacing through a contraction.

Mel is already mother to Phoenix Chi, 12, from her marriage to Jimmy Gulzar and Angel, four, from her relationship with Eddie Murphy. The singer and reality star announced that she was pregnant with her third child, her first with husband Stephen, on Twitter back in March and took to Twitter again today acknowledging the news, thanking fans and her husband:

“Finally our baby arrives, Stephen nearly passed out, Phoenix screamed, I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!! She is just sooo amazing!!”

I wanna thank you ALL for your beautiful well wishes,it means a lot to me,you guys are the best,I am SOOOOOO blessed my heart is melting!!

I didn’t think it was possible but I love you even MORE now honey,we have a truly amazing family xxxx

Mel hasn’t yet announced a name but I’m wondering how she feels about the photos published showing her in labor. What do you think? Part of being a celeb or in poor taste? Or is Mel B the type of celeb who would try to get a photo like that snapped to keep her name out there?

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