Just as her divorce from Stephen Belafonte gets uglier, Melanie “Mel B” Brown has found love again with a Beverly Hills cop — and In Touch has learned that his “marital status is complicated and messy.”

“He’s married,” the former Spice Girl’s close friend exclusively reveals. “He’s a cop with the Beverly Hills Police Department. He’s also younger than her.”

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Though they haven’t been dating long, “She already seems to be in love with her new guy,” says the friend, explaining that the America’s Got Talent judge met her beau while dealing with law enforcement in the aftermath of her divorce.

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“This guy is giving Mel a huge ego boost. He worships the ground that she walks on, and she loves it,” the friend explains.

However, friends are wary of him because of his marital status, but Mel has been assuring everyone that “he was unhappily married for a while. He had planned to separate from his wife prior to meeting Mel.”

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Now she has to worry about Stephen using her new romance against her. “Her divorce from Stephen is still not finalized. He could absolutely use [her relationship with this married man] against her in court,” adds a source.

“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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