Mel B may be living in a smaller house thanks to her costly divorce, but she’s not frightened or bitter about her current situation.

The Spice Girls singer – who has children Phoenix, 19, Angel, 11, and seven-year-old Madison from previous relationships – has downsized her home after paying millions in court costs during her bitter divorce from Stephen Belafonte, who she has to pay £35,000 a month in spousal support, and though she’s lost almost all her fortune, she says she’s not frightened or bitter about her current situation.


Mel B and Stephen Belafonte pictured before their divorce. Picture:


She said: “The reality of my life now is that I live in a rented apartment with my girls.

“Most of my money I earned over the past decade has gone.

“But I’ve always been the breadwinner and I will continue to be the breadwinner and having to start over financially doesn’t frighten me.

“If anything, it makes me want to prove myself over again.

“I’m not bitter, I don’t look back, I just look forward.

“I have a beautiful apartment, my girls play the piano, Phoenix has a smaller apartment down the hall and I feel very blessed to be here.”

And the 43-year-old star feels lucky to love her work and is more than happy to keep pushing herself.

She added to Britain’s HELLO! magazine: “I’ve always worked hard and I’ll continue to work hard because I love what I do. And if the price of freedom is to downsize to a smaller place, then it is absolutely worth it.

“I’m a working-class girl from Leeds. My dad worked as a welder and never missed a shift in his life.

“My mum worked lots of different jobs, including as a sales assistant in C&A and as a helper in an old people’s home so that me and my sister could have dance lessons.

“I’m lucky that I have a job that I love and I’m lucky that I’m still working. I never forget that.”


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