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Orig pix taken - LONDON- MAY 3, 2007
MIAMI BEACH, FL- AUGUST 29: (www.mirror.co.uk) Spice Girl Mel B’s three-year marriage is FINISHED, her husband Stephen Belafonte has revealed. The film producer told me in an emotional telephone outburst from the States: “Dude, it’s over. Mel’s coming back to the UK soon – but I won’t be coming with her.” 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 Mel’s bitter split from actor Eddie Murphy – 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 “hubby”.
But pals have said for months that the pair’s rollercoaster relationship was finally hitting the rocks.
And now Belafonte admits ?divorce is on the way. He told me: “There’s been problems lately. I don’t know what’s happening.”
A friend of Mel said: “They’ve not been happy for a long time and there’s been rowing.
“Mel’s been talking about getting out. They’re still talking to see if things can be worked out.
“But she’s making plans to come back to the UK on a more ?permanent basis. Stephen hasn’t been ?mentioned as joining her and has been consulting lawyers.”
When the couple wed in Las Vegas Mel’s mother Andrea called it a “big mistake”. Just weeks later it emerged Stephen had attacked his ex Nicole Contreras – mum of his daughter Giselle, six – in 2003. Mel and Belafonte will have to decide what to do about access to each other’s children – 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 Mel’s reality show The Mel B Project debuts on the Style ?Network. Mel has spoken about the ?couple’s raunchy sex life, claiming they romped “five times a day”. But the source said: “Part of the problem is je