Mel B to Pay $15K a Month, Plus Legal Fees in Divorce from Stephen Belafonte
Melanie Brown's nasty divorce is finally over — but it isn't exactly coming cheap.
The Spice Girl has finally come to a settlement with her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, after months of nasty back and forths, but it's pretty obvious Stephen is making out better in this deal than Mel is.
Tons of rumors have circulated about the British star and her husband since news broke of their split in March 2017 — he reportedly cheated with the nanny and abused Mel throughout their almost ten-year-long marriage.
He also accused her of abusing drugs!
The divorce proceedings have been drawn out for the better portion of a year, but alas, it's finally been settled in court as of November 8.
And unfortunately for her, the America's Got Talent host is going to be paying her ex a lot of money for a long time, according to Life & Style.
Firstly, she has been ordered to pay Stephen $15K a month in spousal support for the next five years.
She also agreed to pay his legal fees, which reached about $100K, and the former couple will split the proceeds on the Hollywood Hills mansion they shared and sold, rumored to be worth about $9 million.
The couple also shares a 6-year-old daughter, Madison, and Stephen made out like a bandit in that regard, too.
“He had supervised visitation with Maddy during the divorce proceedings,” an insider tells the magazine. “Now Stephen will be allowed to have overnight unsupervised visits with her, which is a huge win for him.”
I have a broken heart until I can talk or see my step daughter! Angel is my blood daughter as much as my other daughters are, and Even though I would receive NO I repeat NO money from seeing her she was snatched away from me after Angel was told that I would still be able to see her and she asked me while she was crying to promise I would never abandon her and have not seen her or been able to respond to angel as I am not her legal guardian just a stepfather!! Since this is NOT something the court ordered it is the right of the biological mother to do this crazy tactic, and since I never adopted Angel I have no rights but thank god I have been granted the right to fight in court by my judge!!! Why any mother would want there daughter who was raised from infant and loved to never see her father as a nasty divorce tactic when my daughter Madison is allowed to which makes Angel feel like she has been abandoned is so perplexing Im at a loss of words!!! #iloveuangel #ididntabandonyou #stepfather
Mel, however, will retain primary custody.
Though the 42-year-old is reportedly "unhappy" with the terms of the divorce, there is some silver lining in this for her — aside from the fact that, you know, it's over.
Stephen is legally forbidden to release any of the 56 tapes videos he has of his former wife, all of which are sexual in nature.
“Stephen agreed to not release any of the videos he had shot of Mel, including sex tapes, and there are strict provisions in the agreement to enforce that,” the source adds.
Scary Spice hasn't addressed the divorce settlement publicly yet, but we're sure she's thrilled that she can move on with her life and her kids!
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