Melanie Janine Brown or better known as Mel B surprised everyone when she filed divorce from her husband Stephen Belafonte on Monday. The couple has been together for 10 years, but the stars are often surrounded with a lot of controversies.
Mel B cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce papers from Stephen Belafonte that have been filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court. In fact, the 41-year-old star revealed that they are already separated on Dec. 28, 2016 as cited to their date of separation.
According to Daily Mail Online, Mel B also listed the "joint custody" in the filing, so she and Stephen Belafonte would share responsibilities to their five-year-old daughter, Madison. The former Spice Girls singer is repped by the known family lawyer Susan Wiesner.
Moreover, it seemed like Mel B and Stephen Belafonte has a healthy marriage. As a matter of fact, they just recently renewed their vows in 2008 in a very posh ceremony in Hurghada, Egypt.
Mel B even shared a sweet snap of her and Stephen Belafonte on her Instagram account in February, The Telegraph. "The X-Factor UK" judge considered her now ex-husband her "world" along with a lengthy emotional message.
"We have been through everything that would normally tear couples apart and we have come out on the other side stronger," Mel B wrote. She continued saying that Stephen Belafonte started to love her even though she doesn't know how to love herself. And although he is her world, she even mocked him by calling him a d***head.
But by the looks of it, the marriage of Mel B and Stephan Belafonte have been rough for them. In 2014, the couple faced violent row rumors when the "America's Got Talent" judge was seen with bruises and scratches on her face and arms.
It was even reported in the said year that Mel B left Stephan Belafonte before she got rushed to the hospital because of stomach pains. She later again seen with marks and cuts, but the 41-year-old film producer denied all the allegations.