[Blind Gossip] As if this celebrity divorce wasn’t ugly enough, let’s throw a little more fuel on this controversial fire!
Stories about this couple’s woes range from spicy to scary.
Now come stories that suggest that female singer has a serious drinking problem… and a serious lying problem.
Not many people know that she has had a serious drinking problem for years. One time she was drunk and fell down the stairs. She messed up her face. She didn’t want to admit that she was drunk and fell, so she told people instead that her husband had beaten her.
Once she started telling people that he was hurting her, she couldn’t stop.
Another time, there was a photo of her with a messed-up eye. When someone asked her if her husband did it, she didn’t respond, knowing that that they would assume he had hit her. She actually just had an eye infection.
Fortunately, she is trying to get sober.
She is taking pills and injections to try to keep herself from drinking.
This just keeps getting more and more complicated, doesn’t it?
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Singer: Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Mel B a.k.a Scary Spice of The Spice Girls
Her Husband: Stephen Belafonte (who is not related to Harry Belafonte)
Mel B, formerly of The Spice Girls, is in the middle of a nasty divorce.
Remember when Mel B showed up in public with a black eye and bruises, and everyone assumed her husband was beating her?
It was easy to believe, too, since her husband was a shady character to begin with (see Tapes And Witnesses).
Sharon Osbourne, Mel B’s cohost on X Factor, added fuel to that fire.
From The Sun:
Beaten and bruised! Sharon Osbourne says she saw Mel B at X Factor final with ‘bruises and a black eye’ and claims ‘it’s not just physical, it’s mental abuse’ she’s endured during 10 year marriage.
Well, the bruises were actually the result of accidents Mel B had while drinking! She could not admit to that, however, so she allowed people to accuse her husband of abuse.
Blind Gossip told you about Mel B’s drinking problem a year ago. Now her problems are being made public, and a judge is ordering her to undergo random drug and alcohol testing before seeing her children. Yes, Mel B also has a little drug problem. Coke, to be more exact.
From Sky News:
Former Spice Girl Mel B to undergo random drug and alcohol testing
A judge has ordered former Spice Girl Mel B to undergo random drug and alcohol testing.
It is part of a custody arrangement for her seven-year-old daughter, Madison, who she shares with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
It comes after the singer, real name Melanie Brown, was accused by a former childminder on Friday of putting her children at risk through her drinking.
Russell Updegraff, who looked after both Madison and Brown’s other daughter, 11-year-old Angel, made his allegation in court papers.
Judge Mark Juhas, sitting at Los Angeles Superior Court, said Brown, 43, would undergo the random testing for four months.
In addition, neither Brown nor Belafonte can take drugs or drink alcohol eight hours before taking custody of Madison, or while they are with her.
A “full-scale evaluation” of the joint custody arrangement was ordered by Mr Juhas.
Lawyers for Brown and Belafonte declined to comment after the hearing.
Brown was due to appear on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday evening, in which she is a judge alongside Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Good thing that someone is finally looking out for the children!
Congratulations to Buddypal for being first with the correct response!
Kudos to everyone who caught the “spicy” and “scary” clues!
Related: Tapes And Witnesses