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Melanie Janine Brown recently divorced her husband Stephen Belafonte: He is expected to get just £5 million for the divorce settlement

Updated On 29 Mar, 2017 Published On 28 Mar, 2017
Melanie Janine Brown recently divorced her husband Stephen Belafonte: He is expected to get just £5 million for the divorce settlement

Mel B is recently divorced with Stephen Belafonte because of the numerous reasons and now they are living separately though, for Mel, it is the happy end to her miserable days.

An English singer, Melanie Janine Brown, has recently divorced her husband, Stephen Belafonte, with whom she was married for almost ten years. Their long-lived marriage has surprisingly turned out to be a failure and came as a shock to all of us. 

They are renowned as one of the lovely couples in the industry and their love story started out with a bang.

Sadly, they are not together anymore. What is the reason behind such a sad ending? Despite their long-term link-up, what made Mel B divorce her husband? Let's get to know it!

Mel B and Stephen's        

An actress and a television personality, Mel B earned an excessive fame from her Scary Spice feature in the girl singing band the 'Spice Girls'.

Then her solo career began with Missy Elliot from 'I Want You Back'.

A film producer, Stephen Belafonte, was born in New Jersey and flew over to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to make a fortune.

He is a renowned director and producer for Thank You for Smoking (2005), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) and Mutant Chronicles (2008).

Muti-talented Mel B, Source: P Interest

The couple first met in 2004 but at that time she was linked up with the comedian-actor Eddie Murphy.

She got pregnant with Murphy while he denied being responsible and turned it into the accusation. Stephen appeared as a best friend to her as he held on to her and supported throughout her pregnancy.

The pair soon turned their friendship into a relation and their romance sparked extremely. Stephen supported raising Mel's baby girl Angel.

Similarly, on June 6, 2007, they got married in Las Vegas. 

Mel B and Stephen in a party, Source: Mirror

Dancer and actress, Mel mentioned in the Guardian Interview;

"My husband is very spontaneous, he's very supportive and solid, he's very honest, very real, very to the point, and loves to work. So I married myself, basically."

The reason behind their divorce

Stephen has already been charged back in the days for abusing his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Contreras. 

In the contrary, he may have laid his hands on Mel as well while she came with bruises on X Factor show which later Stephen denied and Mel as well mentioned that he was not responsible. 

After all, the rumors were all to be true as she divorced him now and the sources said that Mel actually tried to divorce him from 2 years and exclaimed her marriage was getting really toxic.

Mel B and Stephen with their family, Source: Mail Online

Their marriage even tended to whirl down by the speculation Stephen was spotted with another woman in a restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District getting cozy holding her hands and waist. Melanie has cited her marriage to be 'irreconcilable differences'.

Melanie has cited her marriage to be 'irreconcilable differences'.

Mel's brother in law Jeremiah Stansbury even exclaimed about their split up as Stephen viewing the relation 'as a kid in a candy store'.

He even expressed that his brother wasn't receptive about Melanie's feeling and took the relation not as serious as Mel did.


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Jeremiah even mentioned about his violent nature he possessed from his early age while they were teenagers how he used to love hurting animals.

He revealed how his brother Stephen used to brag about his profession to seduce women.

There was another reason for their divorce as she found out about Stephen carrying a gun which she got pretty confuse for having it. 

Then one day he punched Mel's dog Lord with full-force out of anger which Jeremiah knew of and later revealed to Mel.

Mel magnificent career

Multi-talented, Mel started out her career as a singer in 'Spice Girls' which got immensely popular and she took off being solo-artist as well.

She got a major popularity by hosting America's Got Talent with Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel as well as host Tyra Banks.

Mel B has participated in the 'Dancing with the Stars' becoming the runner-up being partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Spice Girl, Mel, Source: Mirror

She suffered a failed marriage before with Jimmy Gulzar in 1998 and got divorced in 2000. They have recently remodeled a home at the sale at $9 million.

According to The Sun, Stephen walked away with $5 million and Mel with $50 million.

They have a 5-year-old daughter Madison together which they have now managed to form a joint custody and their another 8-year-old daughter, Angel is also included in the arrangement.

Though sounds awful, they are now living separately and maybe it was better for them to part away rather than to live together with misery.

We still wish for the beautiful Mel to have the happy days ahead!

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