Scary Spice Gives Birth to Girl
Feb. 19, 1999
LONDON (AP) _ Scary Spice Mel B has beaten her bandmate Posh Spice Victoria Adams to the maternity ward, giving birth Friday to a 5 1/2-pound daughter.
Phoenix Chi was born at 6:42 p.m. at a London hospital and mother and child were doing well, said her husband, dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
``I am very happy to announce that I have a beautiful daughter,'' said Gulzar, who called their baby ``the child of the future.''
Asked how his wife was, he said: ``She is wicked.''
As the news spread Friday afternoon that Mel B had gone into labor, press photographers and fans gathered outside the hospital in anticipation of the birth.
During her pregnancy, Mel B confessed to a number of food cravings, like many mothers-to-be _ among them peanut butter, cheesecake and ice cream.