Mel B confirms new relationship after winning restraining order against ex
Mel B confirmed she's dating a new man after winning a restraining order against ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
The Spice Girl shared a photo of herself on Instagram with little love hearts floating around her head, and captioned the loved-up selfie: "The way he makes me laugh and smile gives me butterflies beyond belief. Everything about him makes me more than happy and grateful #younowhoyouare #humble #lovehim #truelove #finally."
The 43-year-old didn’t reveal the identity of her new love, but it was rumoured she was dating a Beverly Hills police officer, and was also linked to her hairdresser, Gary Madatyan.
Mel's love confession comes just one day after she was granted a restraining order against her ex.
Stephen, also 43, has been told he must keep his distance from the America's Got Talent judge until the former couple meets in court on 16 July.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Mel also asked the judge overseeing the pair's case to keep her ex away from her three daughters, but that request has been denied.
In her latest declaration, Mel reveals she is so afraid of her ex that she was hospitalised after suffering a panic attack at the thought of seeing him.
After the ruling, Stephen told a reporter from The Blast that he wants "nothing to do" with his ex-wife. He also insisted he was going to continue fighting for custody of Mel's daughter Angel, 11, from her fling with Eddie Murphy.
"Melanie wants to do a parentectomy with me. She did it with her first husband and got sole custody, she did it with Eddie Murphy and she’s not going to do it for me because I’m going to fight for my kids," he fired.
Mel and Belafonte separated in late 2016 after nearly 10 years of marriage and finalised their divorce in December 2017. Together they have daughter Madison, six. Mel is also mum to 19-year-old Phoenix.
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