Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce after nearly ten years of marriage

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Spice Girl Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

According to Reuters, court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday show that British pop star Brown, 41, and husband Stephen Belafonte, a TV producer, have been separated since December.

Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown & Stephen Belafonte – Photo by Eva Rinaldi

Melanie Brown requested joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s daughter, five-year-old Madison Brown Belafonte.

Representatives for Brown did not immediately respond to Reuters for comment and efforts to reach Belafonte were unsuccessful.

Melanie Brown, best known as Scary Spice and Mel B in 1990s British pop group Spice Girls, married Belafonte in June 2007.

Melanie Brown has two other children from previous relationships.

About The Spice Girls

The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group originally consisted of Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”), Melanie Chisholm (“Sporty Spice”), Emma Bunton (“Baby Spice”), Geri Halliwell (“Ginger Spice”), and Victoria Beckham, née Adams (“Posh Spice”).

They were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single “Wannabe” in 1996, which hit number one in 37 countries and established them as a global phenomenon. Their debut album Spice sold more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history. Their follow-up album Spiceworld sold over 20 million copies worldwide. The Spice Girls have sold 85 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling female group of all time, one of the best-selling pop groups of all time, and the biggest British pop phenomenon since Beatlemania. Among the highest profile acts in 1990s British popular culture, Time called them “arguably the most recognisable face” of Cool Britannia, the mid-1990s celebration of youth culture in the UK.

Source: Reuters / Wikipedia

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