Mel B files for divorce

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Mel B has reportedly filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte after 10 years of marriage.

Sources claim that the former Spice Girl has stated “irreconcilable differences” in legal papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court.

She has reportedly listed “joint custody” in the filing, of the couple’s daughter, Madison, 5.

The split will come as a shock to many with the couple just months away from celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary, having tied the knot in Las Vegas in June 2007 after a 5 month romance.

The America’s Got Talent star is reportedly being supported by family law attorney, Susan Wiesner. Her clients include musician, Ben Harper in his divorce from actress, Laura Dern and Lara Embry in her divorce from Glee actress, Jane Lynch.

In January, their marriage was shook by speculation after Stephen was spotted putting his arm around another woman in restaurant STK. Pictures emerged that reportedly showed him holding the woman’s hand and putting his arm around her waist.

However, the divorce is bound to devastate Mel who has previously said: “There are always rumours we are splitting up. I’ve already had one failed marriage so I definitely don’t want to have another one.”

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This is Mel’s second divorce, having split with Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar in 2000. They have a daughter together, Phoenix Chi Gulzar, aged 18.

Mel also has a child, Angel, nine, with movie star Eddie Murphy.

It has been a tough few weeks for Mel who lost her father to cancer earlier this month. After the devastating news, Mel issued a statement which read: “It is with great sadness after a 5yr battle to multiple myeloma cancer our loving father Martin Brown passed away age 63 peacefully yesterday. Both of us his children were by his side and would like to say thank you to St Gemma’s and all the doctors and nurses for there amazing care and support over the years.”