Mel B’s court documents requesting a restraining order against Stephen Belafonte include shocking claims that he got their kids’ nanny, Lorraine Gilles, pregnant. Here’s everything you need to know about the 25-year-old.
1. She’s been accused of having an affair with Stephen Belafonte
Mel B made a lot of allegations about her ex, Stephen Belafonte, in court documents filed April 3, and that includes claims that he cheated on her with their nanny, Lorraine Gilles, and even got her pregnant in 2014. The Spice Girls singer alleges that Stephen eventually forced Lorraine to get an abortion, which he paid for using her money. Mel says she eventually decided to fire Lorraine in 2015, which allegedly led to Stephen going “ballistic” on her.
2. Her sister has denied Mel’s claims
“My sister and I are very, very close and I would have known about this, believe me,” Jacquelyn Baartz told Daily Mail. “I don’t know where this is coming from. She worked for the family for seven years and had nothing but positive experiences.”
3. She’s reportedly married
Jacquelyn says that Lorraine is “married now and trying to get on with her life.”
4. She didn’t expect to become a nanny when she moved to L.A.
Lorraine came to Los Angeles from Germany in 2007, and signed up for a website called Harri to find part time work in the area. Mel and Stephen reportedly found her on this website, which is when they hired her. “It wasn’t something she wanted to make a career out of,” Jacquelyn explained. “But they were kind to her.”
5. She’s appeared on both Mel & Stephen’s social media accounts
It’s clear from photos on Mel and Stephen’s Instagrams that Lorraine was very much part of the family when she nannied for them. Mel even shared one pic of herself planting a kiss on Lorraine’s cheek for her birthday, and there are several instances where she’s seen smiling with the kids.
HollywoodLifers, do you believe Mel’s claims about Lorraine?