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Victoria Beckham has begged friend Tom Cruise to help Mel B get through her messy break-up from Eddie Murphy.Victoria - who has remained close to her former Spice Girls bandmate - was appalled to hear Eddie questioning the paternity of Mel's unborn child.The 32-year-old star has now apparently turned to the 'Top Gun' actor - who is friends with Eddie - to try and make the 'Dr Dolittle' star see sense. A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Mel has told Victoria about Eddie's comments on the phone. So Victoria mentioned Mel B's situation to Tom, who is pals with Eddie. It seems Tom may now have a gentle word with him about backing off."As well as Tom, Victoria - who is married to soccer superstar David Beckham - wants more of her high-profile friends to rally round Mel B.The source added: "It's highly likely that all Victoria's American allies will be on Mel's side. Jennifer Lopez, who is becoming a good pal of Victoria's, knows how it works in Hollywood and is all for a bit of 'Girl Power'."Mel B was left devastated after finding out Eddie had ended their five-month romance during a TV interview.The 'Nutty Professor' actor - who is now dating film producer Tracey Edmonds - also said he would be demanding a DNA test to prove he is the father of Mel's child after it is born.