‘America’s Got Talent’ Judge Mel B To Divorce Husband Stephen Belafonte
After almost ten years of marriage, pop star Mel B has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband Stephen Belafonte.
Rumours of the couple’s split emerged on December 28 of last year, but People magazine have now confirmed that they have indeed separated and are going through a divorce settlement.
The former Spice Girl, best known as ‘Scary Spice’ in the hit ’90s group, is fighting for full custody of their 5-year old little girl Madison.
TMZ have also reported that the 41-year old mom of three has moved out of the family home to avoid any help from her former hubby in raising their daughter, and asked the judge to rule ‘no spousal support’ during their divorce case.
Mel and film producer Belafonte got hitched in 2007 in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas.
The America’s Got Talent judge was forced to deny claims that Stephen had abused her in 2014, taking to Twitter to say ‘for the record my hubby would never lay a hand on me’.
This was after she turned up to filming for The X Factor UK with bruises and scratches on her body.
Despite listing the date of separation as the end of 2016 in the divorce documents, Mel posted a loving picture to her Instagram in February showing her and her soon-to-be ex-hubby looking happier than ever.
My baby boo @stephenthinks11 we have been through everything that would normally tear couples apart and we have come out the other side stronger… You loved me before I even knew how to really love myself, you are my world honey.
My baby boo @stephenthinks11 we have been through everything that would normally tear couples apart and we have come out on the other side stronger,you loved me before I even new how to really love myself,you are my world honey and let’s not forget you are abit of a d**khead too xxxx #tenyearsmarried #fightfortheineyoulove #theysaiditwouldntlast #bitcheswishtheyhadthis #nowtalkaboutme
Mel B, full name Melanie Brown, announced earlier this month that her father Martin had passed away at the age of 63.
He had been battling multiple myeloma cancer for five years.
The Spice Girl had lost touch with her family for years because they didn’t approve of her relationship with Belafonte – who was previously arrested for being abusive to ex-girlfriend Nicole Contreras.
Thankfully, Mel reconciled with her sister Danielle and they visited their dad together in the final hours before he died.
The girl band star reportedly filed for divorce from Stephen citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.