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.
Mel responded to Stephen’s request by filling documents criticizing his list of needs. Stephen has asked for $4,300 a month for groceries. Mel side-eyed that amount, claiming that works out to $140 a day, which she says is basically the average weekly budget for a family of four. He has also asked for a $2,000 a month clothing budget and $11,000 for housing. Mel side-eyed that too, saying he took all of his clothes with him when he moved out, and that he doesn’t need housing money since he’s staying with friends.
Stephen is also asking for $750 a month for his cellphone plan. In what world? I live in a country where you have to practically sell a kidney to keep your phone turned on, and even we don’t pay that much. Mel also said no to that one.
Stephen claims he’s got a job, and not making enough to live off of. Stephen and Mel B are co-owners of a pizza place in Los Angeles called Serafina, and he says he’s working there full-time. She responded by telling him to get a better-paying restaurant job.
Mel B was also in court yesterday to discuss the restraining order she took out against her former nanny Lorraine Gilles. The judge threw the restraining order out because Lorraine was never officially served. If only she could get a restraining order against Stephen on behalf of her bank account. Stephen claimed a few weeks ago that he was stone-cold broke. I believe that. If he’s paying $750 a month for something that should cost less, then what other dumb shit has he wasted his money on? Energy stickers? He obviously can’t be trusted to make good decisions with money. Maybe give him a $100 CVS gift card every month instead. It’s probably more than he deserves.