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Mel B and Stephen Belafonte Divorce 2017

Mel B Files For Divorce From Stephen Belafonte After Nearly 10 Years of Marriage

This post has been updated with new information.

Two weeks after Mel B filed for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte after nearly 10 years of marriage, the producer has finally responded with a petition of his own. According to court documents obtained by E! News, Stephen has asked the court to terminate spousal support to Mel and is also asking for joint legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte. He cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their divorce.

People first broke the news of their split back in March. The former Spice Girls singer initially asked for joint legal and physical custody of Madison, and listed the date of their separation as Dec. 28 in the court documents. Mel also requested to terminate the court's ability to award spousal support. It hasn't been the easiest month for Mel; her father, Martin Brown, recently passed away after a five-year battle with cancer. She announced the tragic news in an emotional Instagram post, writing, "It is with great sadness after a 5yr battle to multiple myeloma cancer our loving father Martin Brown passed away age 63 peacefully."

Mel and Stephen wed in a secret ceremony back in 2007 after five months of dating. Mel is also mother to daughters Angel, 9, and Phoenix, 18, from previous relationships, and Stephen shares daughter Giselle, 12, with ex-girlfriend Nicole Contreras.

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