Melanie “Mel B” Brown’s disloyal husband, Stephen Belafonte, is responding to her divorce filing by requesting wedding support and that a 41-year-old thespian compensate his authorised fees.
In papers performed by ET that were filed on Monday, Belafonte, 41, states that a date of subdivision was Mar 1, yet Mel B claims in her divorce papers that they distant on Dec. 28, 2016. Belafonte is also seeking corner authorised and earthy control of his and Brown’s 5-year-old daughter, Madison.
Earlier this week, Brown was granted a confining order opposite Belafonte, claiming that he was violent during their 9-year matrimony and that she was in “fear of her safety” and that of her 3 children — she also has dual daughters, Phoenix, 18, and Angel, 10, from prior relationships.
Belafonte’s lawyer released a matter to ET, refuting these claims. “What matters many to Mr. Belafonte is a reserve and contentment of his daughters and step-daughters,” his counsel pronounced on Wednesday. “It’s a contrition that Ms. Brown inaugurated not to ensue in a deferential and gentle conform in this really private matter. In due course, Mr. Belafonte will be filing his response to a vast and ungrounded allegations done by Ms. Brown, that allegations he vehemently denies.”
ET reached out to Brown for criticism following a matter released by Belafonte’s lawyer.
Meanwhile, Brown’s family and friends are ancillary a former Spice Girl, including her sister, Danielle Brown, who penned a extensive Instagram summary in response to a breakup. “@stephenthinks11, 8 years of violent calls me and my silent have had saying we would never see Melanie again,” she wrote. “I am shouting and celebrating as we were wrong. You are a contemptible forgive of a man!!”
A source tighten to a thespian also told ET that members of her middle circle are happy about a split, and claimed that Belafonte “controlled Mel’s life.”