"I’ve Never Said A Bad Word About Any Of Their Fathers To My Daughters"

Mel B of the Spice Girls does not believe in bad-mouthing her exes to the kids. The celebrity mom shares her philosophy with OK! magazine.


“I’ve never said a bad word about any of their fathers to my daughters,” the Spice Girls singer says. “Angel sees her dad [Eddie Murphy] on a regular basis,” Mel continues. “One thing I do with all three of my girls is [to] make sure they know that they’re loved and that they came from a place of a loving relationship. I always make it a very exciting thing when I send them off to their fathers.”

The celebrity mom further explains, “Angel is different because me and her dad don’t have any problems with each other. With Madison [whose dad is Stephen Belafonte] they take everything in, so I try to make it exciting for her, even though I have huge issues with her father.”

Mel B filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte several months back after allegedly suffering years of abuse. “When I decided to write about my marriages, my family and my life, it wasn’t an easy decision,” the celebrity mom wrote in a recent op-ed with her daughter, Phoenix.

“I knew I’d have to be completely open – otherwise what was the point? But what floored me was talking about my daughters and how they suffered from my ten-year relationship with a man called Stephen Stansbury [he calls himself Stephen Belafonte]. I thought I was in love but it turned out I was in hell.”

From pain comes growth as Mel B has started again after divorcing Stephen Belafonte. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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