Mel B is seeking primary custody of her 11-year-old daughter, Madison, with whom she shares with producer Stephen Belafonte. The Spice Girl is stating that she has “serious concerns” about her ex-husbands parenting.


Per documents obtained by, Mel B, who is also mother to 23-year-old Phoenix, and 16-year-old Angel, both from previous relationships, is asking the court to grant her 80% of Madison’s custody and 20% of custodial time would go to Belafonte. The “Wannabe” singer stated that she originally did have primary custody of her daughter; however, that changed when her work visa expired in 2019, causing her to have to return to the UK.

“Madison’s sisters, Angel and Phoenix, relocated with me to the UK, where we live minutes from nearly all of our friends and family. Moving to the UK without Madison was devastating for the girls and me. The three girls have always had a very close relationship and enjoy spending time together,” Mel B said. “Madison would thrive socially, emotionally, and academically if she were permitted to live with me and her sisters in the UK during the school year.”

The 47-year-old continued, “I am confident that Madison’s best interest would be served if she lived primarily in the U.K. with her sisters and me.”

In the documentation, Mel B, aka “Scary Spice,” accused Belafonte of “alienating” her daughter from the rest of her family. Additionally, she claims that Belafonte often leaves Madison “in Los Angeles in the care of a revolving door of various third parties.”

The mother of three also stated that her ex-husband does not practice transparency with her when it comes to her daughter’s health care and basic living conditions.

“Stephen also lacks transparency with respect to Madison’s living conditions, doctors’ appointments, therapy, and schooling. He refuses to co-parent with me. For example, he has never provided me with any information about Madison’s living situation in Los Angeles. I do not know whether Madison has her own bedroom, what her room looks like, or even where she lives as he has lied about their living situation countless times.”

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte split from each other in 2017 amidst allegations of abuse.


Photo Credit(s)/Featured Image: Mel B Instagram

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