Ex-Spice Girl Mel B has decided to end her 10-year marriage to Stephen Belafonte. The singer filed divorce papers on Monday, March 20.
Here is another celebrity marriage that didn’t make it to its 10th anniversary! Melanie Brown has filed for divorce from husband of almost 10 years, Stephen Belafonte. According to ET, who had access to the papers, the 41-year-old ex-Spice Girl has mentioned in the court filing that she and Belafonte had separated on December 28 of last year.
Her legal step is unexpected. Just 6 weeks ago – so in the beginning of February – her Instagram posts show her in the presence of Belafonte, whom she addresses with “my baby boo” , while getting really cozy with each other. She even declared her never-ending love for him:
“Late night dinner with my baby boo @stephenthinks11 my everything, my life, my world, love you to the end and back”, she captioned a photo.
And later, she posted another photo of them two, sharing that they had been through “everything that would normally tear couples apart”, adding that they had “come out on the other side stronger”.
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 dickhead too xxxx #tenyearsmarried #fightfortheineyoulove #theysaiditwouldntlast #bitcheswishtheyhadthis #nowtalkaboutme
It may just be that what looked then like an overcame obstacle, another chance, a continuation or a new beginning, might have failed.
Melanie Brown has been through a difficult time earlier this year, having her father pass away just two weeks ago. At age 63, Martin Brown lost the battle with multiple myeloma cancer. The singer paid a tribute to her father, asking for privacy in those difficult moments.
It is with great sadness after a 5yr battle to multiple myeloma cancer our loving father Martin Brown passed away age 63 peacefully yesterday. Both of us his children were by his side and would like to say thank you to St Gemma's and all the doctors and nurses for there amazing care and support over the years. Please respect our privacy and let us as a united family grieve With love and respect. Melanie and Danielle Brown x Be Free Dad
Brown began dating Belafonte, a film producer, in February 2007. The couple had a secret wedding ceremony in June that same year, in Las Vegas. They renewed their vows the next year, in November, this time in front of their families and friends. And in September 2011, they welcomed their first child, daughter Madison.
Mel B has two other kids, from previous relationships: 18-year-old daughter Phoenix, from her marriage with Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar and 9-year-old daughter Angel, from a brief relationship with actor Eddie Murphy.