Feeling a void in her life, Melanie opts to continue trying to have a child, and later finds a surrogate in Tasha.
Tasha eventually reneges on their arrangement to be with Pookie.
Though their relations are rocky, Melanie, Kelly, and Tasha still maintain a close bond.
Melanie also becomes friends with her former rival, Dionne, who was once Derwin's image consultant and Melanie's eventual roommate.
She confesses that the reason she had the abortion was to spare Derwin from living with a reminder of her affair, which is the way she feels about DJ.
Even though she makes it seem as though the abortion has not affected her, she seems to show feelings of guilt when she is alone.
Later that night Derwin and Melanie get married in a private ceremony.
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.
Derwin and Melanie eventually get married, after the baby is born, in the hospital chapel.
Two years later in Season 4, Melanie has decided to put her residency on hold and is focusing more on being the wife of a now famous and wealthy athlete Derwin and a stepmother to his son Derwin Junior (DJ), as the couple has now moved into a brand-new mansion and has even done a photo shoot for Essence magazine.
In the first season Derwin goes through the hazing from Sabers captain Jason Pitts, and starting quarterback Malik Wright, whom he ultimately becomes friends with.
Towards the end of the season, Malik and Jason "adopt" Derwin. Or Not to Baby" Derwin proposes to Melanie at half-time of one of the Saber games because he thinks that Melanie might be pregnant.
Derwin hurts his knee in a Sabers' playoff game and can not play in the Super Bowl, so he decides not to go to Miami with the team. In season 3, Derwin and Melanie get back together, but Melanie is jealous when Derwin goes with Janay to her first pregnancy appointment.