Mel B files for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte

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After nearly ten years of marriage, Mel B is calling it quits.

It's been a rough two weeks for Melanie 'Mel B' Brown. Just two weeks ago, her father died. And today, we learnt of some more sad news in her life: the former Spice Girl filed for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte after nearly 10 years of marriage.

According to People Magazine, the divorce papers listed the date of separation as December 28 with a request for joint physical and legal custody of the pair's daughter Madison Brown Belafonte, 5.

The couple dated for five months before tying the knot in 2007, and together have a blended family, which includes Madison, Mel's daughters Angel Iris Murphy Brown, 9, and Phoenix Chi Gulzar, 17, and Stephen's daughter, Giselle, 12. 

It was only six weeks ago that Mel shared a particularly loving snap of the pair with the caption reading:

"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 [knew] how to really love myself, you are my world honey."

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She also added the hashtags, "#tenyearsmarried #fightfortheineyoulove #theysaiditwouldntlast."

In another snap from what appears to be the same night, she called Stephen, "My everything, my life, my world, love you to the end and back." 

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Very sad news for the singer, we hope she's alright.

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Written By Marni Dixit


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