Mel B “Scary Spice” of the Spice Girls is getting a divorce. She and her husband Stephen Belafonte separated last year in 2016. Apparently she alleged that the marriage was toxic. And from the tabloid coverage of the divorce proceedings it seems that they did have a quite volatile relationship. Her musical career had a lot of great music and was quite harmonious, however, her personal life with Belafonte was full of dangerous issues that were anything like her music. Her bandmates had heard from her behind the scenes and told her she must free herself from the abuse she alleged to have undergone from Belafonte. Scary Spice recently suffered from the death of her father. After his death she became introspective about her life. Mel B apparently suffered from years of abuse. Belafonte was allegedly abusive and controlling. Police were called to her house on allegations of false imprisonment. meaning she was not free to leave her house in fear of violence or injury.
Mel B had previously been involved in bisexual relationships and had been planning the divorce for two years. She had attempted to split from Belafonte several times. She would succeed in breaking up temporarily and then would somehow feel lured back into the relationship. However, finally she decided to file for divorce in Los Angeles citing irreconcilable differences. She shares a child with Belafonte named Madison Brown Belafonte.
Belafonte had admitted to battering his prior girlfriend Nicole Contreras. Mel B continued to make positive statements about Belafonte while she was filing for divorce which created confusion about her true intentions. In addition, she had a interesting past because had a fling with Eddie Murphy which produced her first child.