Earlier this month it was reported that Mel B had withdrawn her domestic violence restraining order against her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte. Now TMZ is saying that Mel and Stephen have worked out the final divorce settlement conditions. Is it true? Can it be? Are we actually at the end of their flaming train wreck of a divorce battle? It’s a pre-holiday miracle!
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, both Mel and Stephen have agreed to split things pretty evenly. A judge just has to sign off on everything. They will share joint legal custody of their 6-year-old daughter Madison and will agree to a schedule for sharing physical custody. Neither will pay child support. Stephen will be given access to the house they shared to retrieve personal items, like photos, clothes, and art. As for that house, they have agreed to sell it and divide up the profits from the sale.
Stephen will also get spousal support for three years. The documents don’t specify the amount they settled on, so it’s unknown if he’ll still keep getting $40,000 a month. I should hope he’s not still getting $40,000 a month. After three years, Mel would have forked over $1.44 million. Thank goodness for Spice Girls residual checks. Otherwise Mel might be forced to move from the judging table on America’s Got Talent to the main stage as a contestant. “Hi, so I heard these headliner gigs in Vegas pay pretty well, and I could use an extra couple million dollars.”
The biggest score is for Mel is that Stephen has agreed to destroy all those sex tapes he and Nanny Lorraine were allegedly using to blackmail her. Back in the day, destroying sex tapes was a ceremonial event that involved lighting a cardboard box of VHS tapes on fire in your driveway. Sadly, this is 2017 and it’s not nearly as dramatic. The excitement is kind of gone when you picture Stephen “destroying” those sex tapes by backing over a single flash drive with his car.