Mel B 'files for divorce' from husband Stephen Belafonte


Mel B has apparently 'filed for divorce' from husband Stephan Belafonte.

According to divorce papers obtained by People magazine, Mel listed the official date of seperation as 28 December 2016 and has asked for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison.

Mel B, who married Stephan in 2007, cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for the split.

This news comes just six weeks after Mel publically declared her love for her husband in a sweet Instagram tribute.

Posting a snap of herself kissing Stephan's cheek, Mel B wrote: M"y 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"

She followed up with multiple hashtags that indicated that they were still together.

"#tenyearsmarried'#fightfortheineyoulove #theysaiditwouldntlast #bitcheswishtheyhadthis #nowtalkaboutme"

This news also comes just two weeks after Mel was left heartbroken by the death of her father, Martin Brown, who passed away after a short battle with cancer.

Sharing a photo her and sister Danielle holding hands with their father to Instagram, Mel revealed that she was by his side in his final 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."

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