Her brother is Cameron, who is portrayed by Tahj Mowry (Tia Mowry's younger brother).
Melanie becomes friends with Kelly Pitts, the wife of veteran wide receiver Jason Pitts, and Tasha Mack, mother and manager of the Sabers star quarterback Malik Wright.
Melanie later realizes that having a baby is not what she wants and leaves to attend Johns Hopkins on the day of the Championship Game, much to Derwin's dismay.
At the end of the episode, however, he surprises her at the airport, telling her that he is flying there, with her.
In the fourth season premiere, there are some questions regarding the true paternity of Derwin's son.The baby comes when Derwin and Melanie are at the altar.Derwin rushes to the hospital, leaving Melanie at the altar.Derwin meets singer Drew Sidora at a party he attends with Malik, and Drew asks Derwin to be in her new video, which he accepts not knowing he will play her love interest. Dionne tells Derwin she knows he slept with Drew, and Melanie over-hears and calls off the engagement, and their relationship.Derwin tries to reuniting with Melanie but Melanie shows up with football player and Derwin's rival Trey Wiggs to move her stuff from Derwin's apartment. Derwin tells her, "You look me in my eyes and you tell me you don't love me?