Mel B had lunch with Eddie Murphy's ex-wife.The Spice Girl, who is taking the 'Dreamgirls' actor to court to make him pay child support for their four-month-old daughter Angel Iris, was seen meeting Nicole Murphy at Beverly Hills restaurant The Ivy yesterday (02.08.07).A source told People magazine: "They seemed really friendly towards one another. They had a private meal in the back corner, away from everyone." Mel and Nicole, who were both wearing figure hugging dresses, laughed and whispered throughout their meeting.The singer brought along Angel Iris, while Nicole arrived with five-year-old Bella Zahra - her youngest daughter with Eddie.Nicole, who was married to Eddie for 12 years, even comforted a crying Angel Iris when Mel popped to the toilet.When she returned, the two women played with and rocked Mel's daughter.

The source added: "Right before they left, Nicole gave Melanie two kisses on the cheek."

Mel filed a lawsuit against the comic actor on Wednesday (01.08.07).

Although a DNA test proved Eddie is Angel's father, he is yet to publicly acknowledge the fact.

Mel's lawyer Gloria Allred said: "He has not paid one penny of child support and we plan to ask the court to award child support and to decide what is reasonable.

"We have filed a paternity suit against Eddie Murphy to legally establish that he is the father of their daughter."

Eddie, who is engaged to film producer Tracey Edmonds, is yet to comment on the paternity lawsuit.