Happy 14th Birthday Phoenix Gulzar Brown!

Name: Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown

Parents: Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown & Jimmy Gulzar

Date of Birth: February 19, 1999

Siblings: Giselle, 7, Angel, 5, & Madison, 1


♥ Phoenix was born in Westminster, London

♥ According to sources, Phoenix was named after a mythical creature symbolizing new hope and a spiritual life force. The phoenix was said to live for 500 years before dying, consumed by flames. As the fire burned out, a new phoenix would rise from the ashes and  continue the circle of life. It features in both Chinese and ancient Egyptian story-telling.

♥ Chi is also Chinese and is said to mean “the vital energy which pervades and enables all life.”

♥ She is being raised be her mother and step-father Stephen Belafonte

♥ Her mother was a former Spice girl and Phoenix was the first baby to be born out of the five women (Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham, Geri ‘Ginger Spice’ Halliwell, Melanie ‘Sporty Spice’ Chisholm & Emma ‘Baby Spice’ Bunton)

♥ Her parents divorced when she was 1-years-old

♥ There seems to be some confusion over Phoenix’s last name. In certain places it’s listed as Gulzar, but in other spots it’s listed as Brown

♥ Her mother and step-father credited her help in naming her baby sister Madison

♥ On October 11, 2011, Phoenix filed a police report against her biological father citing battery after he refused to let her leave his L.A. apartment, leading to a standoff with law enforcement that witnesses say lasted for “several hours.”


“My first words when I saw my baby were, ‘God, you are beautiful’, then, ‘Where’s the champagne?” – mama Mel on the birth of her daughter.

“She is wicked. I am very excited and proud.”  – Sporty Spice Mel C, who was present for Mel B’s 9 hour labor, after meeting a newborn Phoenix.

“Phoenix has just turned 13, I can’t believe I’ve a teenager on my hands, I feel old. She’s a little bit moody because she’s a teenager but we’re very close. She’s my first so I still consider her my baby, she’s a sweetheart.” – mama Mel on her eldest daughter.

“Phoenix was there at the hospital with me and I said, ‘Why don’t you name your sister?’ I mean, everything about Phoenix is very funky and very stylish so I knew she’d pick a nice name.” – Mel on allowing her daughter to name her baby sister Madison.

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  1. Giu

    Happy Birthday Phoenix! 🙂
    You’re so grown!
    Have a nice day!

  2. anon

    she needs to learn to close her legs.

  3. Chloe

    Um Phoenix Gulzar is in my class at Hawthorne school also Larry Kings son is.

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