Court orders former Spice Girl, Mel B to pay estranged husband $40k monthly
By Sewe Ishola,
British singer and former member of Spice Girls, Melanie “Mel B” Brown has been ordered to pay her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte $40,000 per month in temporary spousal support.
According to court documents gotten by PEOPLE, the court ordered the America’s Got Talent Judge, to pay Belafonte, 42, temporary spousal support (which will be retroactive back to May 12, 2017), and to also pay for $140,000 in attorney fees and forensic fees on Belafonte’s behalf.
The singer, 42, filed for divorce in March after nearly 10 years of marriage and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Madison. She also requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support in her filing.
In April, Brown filed for a temporary restraining order against her ex and accused him of physically and emotionally abusing her. Brown alleged in her TRO filing that she was “in fear” for her life and that Belafonte’s alleged abuse ramped up when her career was on an upswing.