Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce from husband of nearly 10 years

Mel B files for divorce against husband.VIDEO: REUTERS
British actress and singer Mel B at the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles, California, US, on Sept 10, 2016.
British actress and singer Mel B at the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles, California, US, on Sept 10, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

Court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday (March 20) show that British pop star Brown and TV producer Stephen Belafonte, both 41, have been separated since December.

She requested joint legal and physical custody of the couple's daughter, Madison, five.

Representatives for Brown did not immediately respond to Reuters for comment and efforts to reach Belafonte were unsuccessful.

Brown, best known as Scary Spice in 1990s British pop group Spice Girls, married Belafonte in June 2007.

She has two other children from previous relationships.