The Spice Girl appeared on breakfast TV to promote her new book, Brutally Honest
Mel B looks thrilled to be back in the limelight with her fellow Spice Girls as the iconic group head out on tour over two decades after they released their Greatest Hits album. However, the release of her new autobiography, Brutally Honest, has shown the 43-year-old has come through some rough times.
Mel B's new book charts her relationship with her ex-husband who she claims was abusive
The book runs through claims about her abusive and damaging relationship with former husband, and father of her youngest child, Stephen Belafonte.
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The UK Tour of one of 90s biggest bands has six more dates
Girl Power blasted back into people's consciousness earlier this month when four out of the five 'Spices' announced they were reforming for a six date tour. However, so huge was the response to Scary, Sporty, Baby and Ginger appearing back on stage, the Spice Girls have revealed six more new dates in order to meet demand.
The Spice Girls as they once were
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The Spice Girls announced a six-date UK tour but will be without Victoria Beckham
Fans have been somewhat divided since the announcement of the Spice Girls Reunion Tour. While 90s Girl Power fever pitch has hit new heights with many thrilled the girl group are getting back together to sing their hits one more time, for others, now five has become four, it just isn't the same.
The Spice Girls as they once were
Speaking about their reformation, Mel B has remained hopeful Victoria Beckham - who has revealed she will not be coming with them on tour - will join her, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Horner at some point.
The latter has threatened to sue the other girls.
It looks like there's another spanner in the works for the Spice Girls as they face further delay on their forthcoming reunion tour thanks to Victoria Beckham's refusal to participate. Apparently, things got rather heated in a recent telephone call between her and her frustrated bandmate Mel B.
Victoria Beckham at her store opening
Reports claim that the two women had a profanity-laden argument when Victoria allegedly threatened to sue Mel B, Mel C, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton if they attempted to profit from the Spice Girls reunion without her, despite the fact that she no longer wants to be a part of the live shows.
Continue reading: Mel B And Victoria Beckham In Heated Exchange Over Reunion Tour
It comes as her custody battle over daughter Madison rages on with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
Former Spice Girls singer Mel B has been ordered to undergo random testing for drug and alcohol use by a judge, as part of the custody arrangement for access to her daughter Madison.
The star, real name Melanie Brown, was accused in court papers during the hearing last Friday (August 31st) by a former childminder of putting her children at risk through her drinking. The claim was made by Russell Updegraff, who looked after Brown’s seven year old daughter Madison, whom she shares with now ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, and her other daughter Angel.
He alleged that Brown used to drink to the point that she would pass out, and that when she came round she would be argumentative. Updegraff also claimed that he used to go on alcohol runs for her, buying a dozen bottles of wine, two 12-packs of beer and two bottles of vodka at a time, which she would consume in under a week. Brown strenuously denied these claims.
Continue reading: Mel B Must Submit To Random Drug And Alcohol Testing
The former singers has also revealed she is suffering from PTSD
The sad end of Mel B’s marriage to Stephen Belafonte looks like it’s finally taken its toll on the former Spice Girl as she recently announced she’s entering rehab to tackle alcohol and sex addictions. The mum-of-three also revealed she is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following her turbulent last year.
Mel B and her three daughters: Pheonix Chi Gulzar, Angel Iris Brown and Madison Belafonte
The 43-year-old is due to enter a UK-based therapy centre next month in order to be a 'better version'of herself for her three daughters: 19-year-old Phoenix, Angel Iris, 11, and Madison, six.
Continue reading: Mel B To Enter Rehab After Bitter Divorce Battle
Their 16 month divorce has finally come to an end.
Mel B’s ex-husband Stephen Belafonte has emerged victorious in the long-running court battle between them, with the charges of domestic abuse against him thrown out and the former Spice Girl being ordered to pay his legal fees and maintain child support payments for their daughter.
Their divorce was finalised at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (August 8th) when a judge ruled that the singer, real name Melanie Brown, must pay Belafonte’s $350,000 legal fees.
She must also pay Belafonte $5,000 per month in child support for their six year old daughter Madison, on top of $15,000 per month in spousal support he’s already been receiving, with physical custody of their child split 50/50. Both parties were ordered to set aside funds from the sale of their jointly-owned $8 million Los Angeles home, in order to pay an outstanding tax bill.
Scary Spice touched on the band's ever-elusive reunion without really confirming anything
Rumours surrounding a possible Spice Girls reunion continue to rumble on with Mel B adding further fuel to the fire but with few nailed down confirmed details. Speaking about the return of the five Girl Power promoters, Scary Spice claimed if it was up to her they would tour immediately; however, this still seems a long way off for fans.
Mel B wants to the Spice Girls to tour immediately
Taking to the Loose Women panel, Mel B spoke about the fact all five ladies had been spotted together earlier this year but was unable to give a definite answer as to their new plan.
Continue reading: Mel B Wants To Go On A Spice Girls Tour Immediately
He won't be forming a relationship with Angel any time soon.
Most father's wouldn't dream of refusing a relationship with one of their biological children, regardless of their feelings towards the mother. But Eddie Murphy has allegedly made zero effort over the last ten years to connect with the daughter he shares with former Spice Girl Melanie Brown.
Eddie Murphy at the HFA Awards
The news comes as Mel B and her former husband Stephen Belafonte continue an intense custodial battle over 10-year-old Angel, with the latter fighting desperately for stepfather visitation rights having been the figure Angel has called dad since she was a baby.
Continue reading: Eddie Murphy Has No Interest In His Daughter With Mel B
Reports in The Sun indicate that the five are meeting in London on Friday to discuss terms for a full reunion in 2018.
The reunion that many thought would never happen might finally be on, with reports that all five Spice Girls have agreed to put their differences aside and get together again later this year.
A report by The Sun on Thursday night (February 1st) indicated that the group are about to reunite under the aegis of their former manager, Simon Fuller, for a string of projects that will commence in 2018. Each of the five members will apparently earn £10 million, with reports that Victoria Beckham was the last to be convinced to do the reunion, but on the condition that she will not have to sing.
They are reportedly all meeting in London on Friday to discuss terms for the potential reunion.
Continue reading: Have The Spice Girls Agreed To A Full Reunion?
Mel B at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - California, United States - Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Mel B , Melanie Brown - House Of CB Flagship Store Launch at House Of CB Store - West Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 15th June 2016
Mel B, Stephen Belafonte, Madison Brown Belafonte, Angel Iris Murphy Brown , Phoenix Chi Gulzar - Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "The Angry Birds Movie" at Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Saturday 7th May 2016
Mel Brown , Mel B - America's Got Talent photocall at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Pasadena, California, United States - Thursday 3rd March 2016
Date of birth
29th May, 1975