Earlier this month, Mel B finally wrapped up the details in her awful divorce from Stephen Belafonte. Since it was such a headache, it seemed inevitable to me that Mel B would pack her bags and take some me-time away from it all. But, I was picturing Mel B in a huge straw hat, surrounded by suntan oil boys ready for service. The reality is much more serious. According to The Sun, Mel B is going to rehab.
Scary Spice confirmed to The Sun yesterday, saying she’ll enter a therapy-based rehab center in the UK next month to deal with alcohol issues and sex addiction. She says she’ll be there for a few weeks, and she chose the UK because she’s “very, very British” and knows that’s what will work for her.
Mel also says that it’s not about booze or sex, that they’re just symptoms of a larger problem, which for her mean a PTSD diagnosis.
“I have recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. I don’t want to jinx it, but so far it’s really helping me. I am still struggling but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will do. I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people.”
During Mel and Stephen’s divorce battle, he accused her of regularly having threesomes with random people, and that she had an alcohol and cocaine addiction. Mel didn’t deny the threesomes, although she did accuse Stephen of keeping her drugged up through their marriage.
Along with PTSD, Mel adds that she’s also dealing with being “financially battered.” That’s most likely a reference to how much money she’s spent on her divorce from Stephen. When we last checked in, a judge had reportedly ordered Mel B to give Stephen $20,000 a month in child and spousal support, as well as $350,000 for his lawyer fees. A friend of Mel’s tells The Sun that on top of all the money she’s given to Stephen, she’s also blown a lot on herself and that she lives like “a Kardashian.”
That same friend confirms the rehab trip is a good decision, because she allegedly drinks a lot, and that you can’t bring straight guys around her. Take the straight guys out of the equation, and tell me what kind of person you think you could bring around Mel B. I feel like every interaction would end up with someone getting sweaty and an increased heart rate. I refuse to believe she doesn’t get approached at least ten times a day to teach someone the choreography from “Stop.”