Stephen Belafonte made headlines on April 4 when news broke that his wife Mel B had filed for divorce against him. Plus, she was reportedly granted a restraining order following shocking abuse claims. Here are five things to know about Stephen.
Here’s everything you need to know about Stephen Belafonte, 41.
1. He is former Spice Girl Mel B’s husband.
Well, he won’t be for long, as she has filed for divorce against him as of April 4, 2017…and has reportedly been granted a restraining order against him, too. Mel, AKA Scary Spice, claims that he “beat” her, and forced her into having threesomes, along with more shocking claims about their marriage. Stephen and Mel met on the set of a movie called Talk and were wed in June 2007.
2. Stephen and Mel have a daughter together.
Madison Belafonte was born on Sept. 1, 2001.
3. He’s a Hollywood producer and director.
His movie credits include Thank You For Smoking, The Mutant Chronicles and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. He also served as a producer on the television series I Pity The Fool.
4. Stephen has been married before.
He married Nancy Carmell in 1997, but they got the marriage annulled after two months. Stephen also has a daughter, Giselle, with model Nicole Contreras. He was charged with beating Nicole at their home after getting drunk, and they split.
5. He has run into trouble with the police in the past.
Apart from the domestic charges linked to Nicole, he was charged with burglary and theft in 1994. He was also accused of assaulting two men on a highway in 2000. Finally, Stephen was involved in a fight with three men in 2010 while out with Mel. One of the men was treated in a hospital.
HollywoodLifers, were you shocked by Mel B’s claims against Stephen?