Who is Stephen Belafonte? After making headlines this morning, the world is asking that same question and it turns out that he is former Spice Girl, Mel B.’s husband. The America’s Got Talent judge has filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage, due to irreconcilable differences. Many are looking for answers and have been asking about everything from Stephen Belafonte’s parents to “is Stephen Belafonte related to Harry Belafonte?” If you’re curious to learn more about him, then take a look at our Stephen Belafonte wiki.
He’s a Producer
Not much is known about Stephen Belafonte, but we do know that he’s a film producer and had been friends with former Spice Girl, Melanie Brown (41) before they got married. This has led many to believe that he’s related to iconic folk music singer, Harry Belafonte, but that isn’t true. As a film producer, Belafonte is in contact with several movie personalities and celebrities, so it’s no wonder he would travel in the same circles as his wife. There’s no exact number on Stephen Belafonte’s net worth, but it’s estimated to be at $5.0 million.
He Secretly Married Mel B.
In June 2007, Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte secretly got married in a Las Vegas wedding, according to People. As per their marriage license filed in Clark County, the exact date was June 6, 2007.
In a statement to People, Melanie Brown’s representative said: “Regarding the marriage, Mel and Stephen have known each other for many years and were great friends first. Now they are deeply in love. The two are very happy together.”
They were first romantically linked when she was pregnant and going through a bitter paternity suit with then-boyfriend, Eddie Murphy over their daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown.
“He was a really good friend and good support to me during my pregnancy,” she told People in a recent interview. “He’s a really sweet guy.”
They Have Children from Previous Relationships
Both Brown and Belafonte have children from previous relationships. Melanie Brown has two daughters with her ex-boyfriends Eddie Murphy and ex-husband, Jimmy Gulzar: Angel (9) and Phoenix Chi Gulzar (18). Belafonte has one daughter: Giselle (12) from his previous relationship with ex-girlfriend, Nicole Contreras. Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte share one daughter, 5 -year-old Madison, who was born on September 1, 2011.
Mel B. Filed for Divorce
After 10 years of marriage, Melanie Brown has filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. According to the documents, they have been separated since December 28, 2016. Mel B. has asked for joint custody of Madison, but has requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support.
Mel B. Always Defended Belafonte’s Past
Throughout their marriage, Brown has always been supportive of Belafonte and the two were always very open about their personal lives. But unfortunately, Brown was always defending her husband’s image and character to the public. During his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Nicole, Belafonte was rumored to have been abusive with her while in a drunken rage at home in 2003. While in court, he did not contest the charges, which to the judge, was considered a guilty plea.
He was also rumored to have abused Brown physically when she appeared on an episode of The X Factor with scratches and bruises, but she quickly denied those rumors.
“I’m very good was very polly but much better now and for the record my hubby never would lay a hand on me sorry took so long but any response fuels rumors #lovemyfamily #lovemyfans,” she wrote on Instagram to stop the split rumors.
There has been no further comment on the divorce from either Brown or Belafonte’s reps at this time.