Things keep getting nastier. Five months after Mel B and Stephen Belafonte announced their plans to divorce, In Touch can exclusively reveal that her ex accused her of drug abuse. The pair first wed in 2007 and share a six-year-old daughter, Madison.
“Drinking and drug abuse had been a major issue throughout our marriage and was witnessed by the children,” the director and producer alleged in court docs obtained by In Touch. He is also seeking visitation rights for the former Spice Girl and Eddie Murphy’s 10-year-old daughter, Angel. “The biggest reason for my concern with respect to the safety of the children was due to [Mel’s] habitual and consistent addiction to and abuse of cocaine and alcohol,” the court docs read.
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Stephen has been accused of sleeping with other women and domestic violence in the wake of their split, and Mel — who also shares an 18-year-old daughter, Phoenix, with her ex Jimmy Gulzar — even obtained a temporary restraining order. In Touch previously revealed that she moved on from their split with a Beverly Hills-based cop Ryan Lawrence, but ended things after learning he was married.
“She already seems to be in love with her new guy,” a source said at the time, also revealing the man was “unhappily married” and “planned to separate from his wife prior to meeting Mel.”
“This guy is giving Mel a huge ego boost. He worships the ground that she walks on, and she loves it,” the insider noted, however, “Mel’s life is complicated enough right now. The last thing she needs is the over-the-top drama of dating a married man.”
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