They may wear the same size in clothes – but that wasn’t the only striking similarity between Mel B and her 19-year-old daughter Phoenix Chi on Sunday.
The proud popstar took to Instagram this weekend to show off her mini-me’s prom photos, and their likeness was undeniable.
Phoenix, whose father is the Spice Girl’s ex Jimmy Gulzar, raided her mother’s wardrobe at the last minute to find a dazzling silver design that was perfect for her school dance.
Her mini-me: Meanwhile, Phoenix Chi was the uncanny mirror image of her pop star mom in her prom snaps
The America’s Got Talent judge captioned one of the photos: ‘Yesss baby girl @phoenixisphoenix you look amazing even though you raided my wardrobe last minute haha you always can my love since we are now the same size boom!!!’
‘I love you sooo much Phoenix!!! #youwillallwaysbemybaby #firstborn #amanshouldrespecthiswoman #raising3girls #singlemom #armienergy #soroundyourselfwithpositivepeople #leedsleedsleeds #blessed’ [SIC].
Her prom date Victor arrived to collect Phoenix in a bright orange Bugatti car, which got the seal of approval from mum.
Like mother like daughter: The America’s Got Talent judge captioned one of the photos: ‘Yesss baby girl @phoenixisphoenix you look amazing even though you raided my wardrobe last minute’. Phoenix is on the left, Mel B on the right
Roll up: Mel’s date Victor got the seal of approval for arriving in an orange Bugatti car to collect her for the prom
Mel declared: ‘Yessss victor, take care of my baby girl on your prom night,this is how you rollup and pick up my baby girl in your @bugatti boom I respect how you treat a lady and I love it!’
Afterwards, the single mum – who also has daughters Angel, 11, (with actor Eddie Murphy) and Madison, six (with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte) admitted that the road to 19 had not been easy for the mother-daughter duo.
‘My darling daughter,’ she wrote. ‘I have no words that can even describe how proud I am of you and the woman you have become, it’s not been an easy ride I no my love.
‘Your 19 years old and you still want to cuddle your mummy though haha,thank you for being you and teaching me too my love (sic)’
So proud: Mel shared her delight about the woman that Phoenix had turned into
British singer Mel moved to the US in 2003 after winning custody of Phoenix, and Jimmy followed the duo, staying in the US illegally before eventually being granted citizenship.
According to reports, Jimmy has always battled Mel to see Phoenix, while Angel’s father Eddie Murphy has had limited involvement in the child’s upbringing.
More recently Mel has been petitioning for sole custody of her youngest daughter Madison – to keep all three of her daughters together – in her tumultuous divorce battle with Stephen Belafonte.
Mumma and me: The duo now bare a striking resemblance to one another (here in March) and are known to share a stronger bond than ever