After 10 years of marriage, Mel B filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte. It’s been a messy situation to say the least. But the battle that has ensued over custody of their three children just took a very ugly turn. Belafonte has informed the courts that his soon-to-be ex-wife is addicted to drugs and alcohol. He claims that her addiction is so bad that Mel B has even stooped to taking cocaine in front of the children.
In court documents, Belafonte elaborated on his fears.
“The biggest reason for my concern with respect to the safety of the children was due to the Petitioner’s habitual and consistent addiction to and abuse of cocaine and alcohol,” he said.
Belafonte is especially concerned about the children’s home environment and level of care. Phoenix Chi is now 18, but Angel is 10 and Madison is only 6 years old.
“To make matters worse, my fear for the children’s safety was amplified due to the fact that Petitioner had fired the children’s nanny, who had been in the children’s lives since 2010 and I did not want Petitioner using drugs and drinking around the children without anyone present to care for the children,” he said.
According to Belafonte, Mel B has battled drugs and alcohol throughout their entire marriage. The children, the nanny, and her therapist have all been witnesses to the abuse. text messages between the embattled couple and her therapist reveal the former Spice Girl’s promise to take Antabuse to create an aversion to drinking alcohol.
Mel B supposedly agreed to also take Vivitrol shots every 30 days to prevent an opioid drug relapse. She was to submit to weekly random drug testing and hair strand tests monthly to ensure that she stayed sober and would be safe around the children.
Apparently none of this is going well. It isn’t exactly the best example of conscious uncoupling, that’s for certain. Hopefully the parents will come to some sort of workable agreement that meets the needs of the most important people in this case: the children.