The 45-year-old singer and 59-year-old comedian share a 13-year-old daughter, Angel.
The court documents read, according to Us Weekly, “Eddie and Melanie have both established careers in the entertainment industry. Melanie is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Eddie is a legendary comedian and actor. Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel. Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time.”
The documents also say she has made “numerous efforts to resolve this case without court intervention without any success…Melanie was left with no choice but to file this.”
When they last agreed to terms in 2009, Eddie was reportedly ordered to pay $25,000 a month in child support, as well as Angel’s health insurance. He is also supposed to contribute to her education.
In addition to Angel, 13, Eddie is also dad to Eric, 31, with Paulette McNealy, Bria, 30, Miles, 27, Shayne, 26, Zola, 20, and Bella, 18, with Nicole Murphy, Christian, 29, with Tamara Hood and Izzy, 4, and Max, 22 months, with fiancée, Paige Butcher.