Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Mel B, and Stephen Belafonte may be headed for divorce court but they will not let the circumstances of their relationship dictate the way that they parent the kids. Family friends tell media that the once power couple has enlisted the services of a therapist to make the transition from spouses to co-parents smooth.
According to TMZ,
“Sources connected with Mel B and Stephen tell TMZ, they drove separately to Mulholland Estates to the home of Dr. Charles Sophy, Mel’s longtime psychiatrist. They each drove separately and their 3 kids — ages 5, 9 and 18 — drove in a third car with the nanny.”
The session was allegedly the first family meeting and was deemed a breakthrough in Mel and Stephen’s public separation. A family friend recently told media that marriage dissolution is the better choice for the celebrity couple as Mel has been separated from her mom for the last eight years because of Stephen’s “controlling” ways.
“She believes now she will finally be reunited with mum-of-three Mel,” the insider revealed. “The years have been long and hard and she has paid a heavy price by not seeing her daughter and missing her granddaughters grow up but she did what she did for the right reasons and her concerns have finally been vindicated.”
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte wed in 2007. They have one daughter named Madison together. Mel B has three kids in all.