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Orig pix taken - on March 23, 2010 in Key Biscayne, Florida.
MIAMI BEACH, FL- AUGUST 29: (www.mirror.co.uk) Spice Girl Mel BÕs three-year marriage is FINISHED, her husband Stephen Belafonte has revealed. The film producer told me in an emotional telephone outburst from the States: ÒDude, itÕs over. MelÕs coming back to the UK soon Ð but I wonÕt be coming with her.Ó And I can reveal he has talked to lawyers in Los Angeles about a divorce from Scary Spice Mel.
The couple wed in 2007 just six months after MelÕs bitter split from actor Eddie Murphy Ð dad of her daughter Angel, three. Only days ago the couple, both 35, were photographed kissing over lunch, and Mel has posted Twitter updates referring to her ÒhubbyÓ.
But pals have said for months that the pairÕs rollercoaster relationship was finally hitting the rocks.
And now Belafonte admits ?divorce is on the way. He told me: ÒThereÕs been problems lately. I donÕt know whatÕs happening.Ó
A friend of Mel said: ÒTheyÕve not been happy for a long time and thereÕs been rowing.
ÒMelÕs been talking about getting out. TheyÕre still talking to see if things can be worked out.
ÒBut sheÕs making plans to come back to the UK on a more ?permanent basis. Stephen hasnÕt been ?mentioned as joining her and has been consulting lawyers.Ó
When the couple wed in Las Vegas MelÕs mother Andrea called it a Òbig mistakeÓ. Just weeks later it emerged Stephen had attacked his ex Nicole Contreras Ð mum of his daughter Giselle, six Ð in 2003. Mel and Belafonte will have to decide what to do about access to each otherÕs children Ð Mel also has daughter Phoenix, 11, from her first marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
Ironically, US TV viewers will next week see the family together when MelÕs reality show The Mel B Project debuts on the Style ?Network. Mel has spoken about the ?coupleÕs raunchy sex life, claiming they romped Òfive times a dayÓ. But the source said: ÒPart of the problem is jealousy. They ar