Not long after Mel B filed divorces papers to end her allegedly nightmarish marriage to Stephen Belafonte, he shot back by demanding spousal support and money for lawyer fees. Stephen recently put in a request for spousal support and submitted a list of what he needs Mel’s money for. If Mel B could respond to Stephen’s requests with a track from Forever, it might be Wasting My Time. Because TMZ says she isn’t here for any of his spousal support requests.
On Friday, Lorraine Gilles, the nanny at the center of Mel B’s split from Stephen Belafonte sued Mel B for defamation. Lorraine accused Mel B of spreading lies about her, like the one about how she and Stephen were fucking, and that they were allegedly trying to blackmail Mel with sex tapes. Lorraine claimed that she did clock some overtime by engaging in threesomes with Mel B and Stephen. She also alleged that sex tapes were made, but that they were orchestrated by Mel B herself. Sources tell TMZ that Mel B isn’t fighting back against Lorraine’s claim that they all slept with each other.
If you would’ve asked me in the early-aughts which Spice Girl would be involved in a stage 10 wreck of a divorce fight, I’d probably guess Posh Spice because of two simple words: Rebecca Loos! But as we all know from the dozens of stories about it, Scary Spice is in the middle of a landfill fire of a divorce fight with Stephen Belafonte. Just in case you choose to fill the memory file in your brain with only happy things (like a cockatoo going on a magical broom ride), let me recap this shit real quick. In court papers, Mel B accused her husband of 10 years of emotionally and physically abusing her for most of their marriage. Mel accused Stephen of knocking up the nanny and then forcing the nanny to get an abortion. Mel also accused Stephen and the nanny of working together to blackmail her. And now the nanny is suing Mel B for all of those accusations. This is like Hand That Rocks The Cradle meets Sleeping With The Enemy meets a telenovela that’d make my abuelita throw holy water at her TV whenever the “puta nanny” and “pendejo husband” came on the screen.
Mel B’s estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has proven he’s able to check off all the boxes on the crappy husband list. He’s the allegedly abusive kind, the kind who plays the victim, the kind that will blackmail you and the kind who wants someone else to foot the bill. Now we know he’s also the type of husband to accuse you of sleeping with one of your co-workers.
The messiest situation to happen regarding a Spice Girl since Nicola went into labor at the club continues. Mel B now has two restraining orders. One is against her estranged husband and alleged abuser Stephen Belafonte, and TMZ says she now has one against her ex-nanny Lorraine Gilles.
Shortly after Mel B filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte, a ton of dark allegations were made against him. The information (or the smear campaign, if you’re Stephen Belafonte) makes it sound like Mel B’s marriage was a non-stop 10 years-long carousel of not-right. It’s enough to make you wonder how many people sat her down and drew her a little map leading to a divorce lawyer’s office. As it turns out, one of the people keeping it real with Mel B was her fellow America’s Got Talent and X Factor judge Simon Cowell.