Mel B reveals what distanced her from her family

Mel B reveals what distanced her from her family

Mel B says an unhappy marriage left her isolated from her home and family.

The Spice Girls singer was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following the end of her relationship with Stephen Belafonte.

Mel B, full name Melanie Brown, has claimed the relationship was emotionally and physically abusive.

Stephen Belafonte and Melanie Brown (Rick Findler/PA)
Stephen Belafonte and Melanie Brown (Rick Findler/PA)

The Yorkshire-born star has reunited with her mother and spoke on Lorraine about what drove her to reconnect with her family in Leeds.

She said: “I was in a marriage, a not a very nice marriage.

“I got isolated, not only from my mum but my sister and my old school friends in Leeds.”

Asked what had made her reconnect with her family, she said. “For me when my dad died, I thought I can’t be in this kind of marriage anymore.”

Brown and her children have now moved from LA to Leeds to live with her mother.

She said: “My mum is there and she and helps me with cooking and cleaning, and it reminds me of when I was back home when I was younger.”

- Press Association

More on this topic

Elton John: 'The Lion King remake was a huge disappointment'Elton John: 'The Lion King remake was a huge disappointment'

Leonard Cohen inducted into Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of FameLeonard Cohen inducted into Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame

David Gray announces 3rd and final White Ladder date in DublinDavid Gray announces 3rd and final White Ladder date in Dublin

Five things you need to know about Dermot KennedyFive things you need to know about Dermot Kennedy

More in this Section

Billy Connolly shares update on Parkinson’s diseaseBilly Connolly shares update on Parkinson’s disease

Ferne McCann: ‘Sunday was captivated by Japan – she’s my little travel buddy’Ferne McCann: ‘Sunday was captivated by Japan – she’s my little travel buddy’

Ryan Reynolds reveals sex of his third child with Blake LivelyRyan Reynolds reveals sex of his third child with Blake Lively

Netflix reveals Stranger Things season three streaming numbersNetflix reveals Stranger Things season three streaming numbers


Lifestyle

Leopard print midi dresses and sequins swirled beneath glossy goddess hair and golden headbands as the great and the good of Cork gathered for ieStyle Live.Leopard print and sequins to the fore at inaugural #IEStyleLive event

You have a long half-term break ahead of you all, and there’s only so much screen time anyone in the family can handle. Everyone is going to need a book-break at some point or another.We reviewed some of the best new books to keep kids entertained over half-term

Sexual politics, snideput-downs and family rivalries are fuelling the trouble brewing in a small Midlands town.Charlie Murphy and Pat Shortt star in new Irish film 'Dark lies the Island'

Robert Hume tells of the eccentric MP for Athboy, Co. Meath – born 300 years ago this month – who thought he was a teapot, and was afraid his spout might break off.A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

More From The Irish Examiner