What a trooper! Despite Mel B’s vicious split from soon-to-be-ex husband Stephen Belafonte, the Spice Girl is putting on a brave face for her 3 kids. HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY though that while she’s still taking them to school & packing lunches, the star is actually in a whole lot of ‘pain!’
Poor Mel B, 41! We can’t even imagine the world of hurt the singer is going through after filing for divorce from her husband-of-ten-years Stephen Belafonte, 41. But despite her sadness, and her claims that Stephen abused her physically and psychologically for years, Mel is standing tall and putting her best foot forward. Why? For her three daughters: Madison Brown-Belafonte, 5; Angel Iris Murphy Brown, 10; and Phoenix Chi Gulzar, 18.
“Mel B is doing everything she can to give her children stability and structure since her split,” an insider revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Mel has been packing their lunches, driving the kids to school, and putting on a brave face while being a good mommy despite all the pain she is feeling from her rocky break with Stephen.” Pretty amazing, right? But we’d expect nothing less from Mel. After all, she’s always tried to be a caring mom.
As if an ugly divorce and even uglier abuse claims aren’t bad enough though, HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Stephen is apparently trying to suck Mel’s finances dry! “Stephen is demanding $30,00 a month in child support from Mel and is also asking that he be given the family’s mansion,” a source for InTouch magazine told the publication. “Stephen wants a fight.”
Even worse, Mel reportedly may end up having to fork over whatever Stephen wants. After all, the two “don’t have a prenuptial agreement,” according to the media outlet. Yikes! “She gave him millions over the course of the 10-year marriage for real estate investments, fancy cars, and vacations,” the mag’s insider explained. “She thinks he should start paying for things himself.”
Mel officially filed for divorce earlier this month, and not long after, she revealed the alleged torture she went through while she and Stephen were together. The star claims he punched her, threatened her, beat her up for talking to Usher, and even told her to “die, b*tch,” after she tried overdosing on pills. SO awful. It’s truly admirable she’s staying strong for her kids though. What a supermom!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — were you surprised to find out Mel and Stephen are divorcing? Do you believe her abuse allegations?