Mel B of Spice Girls and Stephen Bellafonte divorced in December 2017 after a seven-month battle in which tales of kinky sex, alcohol, drug abuse and accusations of domestic violence hit the headlines.
Now the couple is fighting over custody of 10-year-old Angel, whom Bellafonte brought up for the bulk of her life. Mel B’s ex-husband claims he loves Angel as if she was his biological daughter. But the other side of the family has a different opinion.
Andrea Brown, Mel B’s mother, published a three-page letter allegedly written by Angel this December after Christmas.
A cry 4 help? pic.twitter.com/sf1Ig4suCf
— Andrea Brown (@ANDREA_m_BROWN) March 26, 2018
‘I’m very frightened of Stephen. When he is mad its terrifying. I never want to see him ever again it’d be like reliving a horrible part of my life.’
‘The worst part about the times I lived with him is when I’d try to stop the fights and cursing. When I tried he would say ‘oh shut up’ and I would be so scared I wouldn’t say anything else.’
‘I witnessed a physical fight. I was lying down in my mother’s room ‘sleeping’. I woke up to a fight,’
‘I can’t remember what it was about, but I heard Stephen hitting mommys hand, it was hard cause I heard it. Mommy said ‘you snapped my nail off’ so it was hard.’
‘I attempted to fake sleep cause I didn’t want to interfere and get hurt. I don’t want to see the man that causes so much damage to my mother leading her living through a nightmare.’
‘When I lived with Stephen the rules were the strictest. When we ate food we had to sit on the floor instead of the dinner table.
‘He said we would make a mess on the table. I wondered of you make a mess on the dinner table you just clean it up? What’s the point of having a dinner table if you don’t eat on it?
‘Stephen never came into my room and when I say never is N.E.V.E.R he was to busy on his computer .
‘I’m happy I don’t see him any more. Now I live in a beautiful house and wait when I lived with Stephen I could never get a dog and guess what!
‘Now I have two dogs and a goat! We can eat up an actual dinner table and I can see my REAL dad. I create small picture books and I have no more fear. I love seeing my real dad! And I loved seeing my mother happy! Not sad! Please don’t make me see him again – ps Angel.’
The authenticity of the letter has not been confirmed yet. Some sources don’t believe it could have been written by a child.
Mel B started dating Bellafonte while being pregnant with Angel, Eddie Murphy’s biological daughter. The couple also shares a six-year-old daughter Maddison, and has children from previous marriages: Giselle, Bellafonte’s daughter, and Phoenix Chi Gulzar, Mel’s daughter with Jimmy Gulzar.
Source: The Daily Mail