Melanie Janine Brown is undoubtedly one of the most popular names in the British television industry. The multi-talented TV personality is a well-known dancer, singer, songwriter, actress and model. Her popularity skyrocketed in the 1990’s when she was a member of the incredibly famous English pop girl group Spice Girls. Owing to her talents, she has gathered an impressive net worth. After the hiatus of the Spice Girls in 2000, Melanie went ahead to focus on her solo career. We bring to you interesting facts about Melanie, her marital status as well as other details about her personal life.
Who Was Mel B Married To? Who Is Mel B Husband Now?
In terms of her personal life, Melanie Brown is not involved in any romantic relationship at present. She has married twice before, eventually ending the marriage in both cases. Her first marriage was with popular celebrity and Dutch dancer, Jimmy Gulzar.
On 13 May 1998, Melanie and Gulzar got engaged and then married four months later on 13 September. Their marriage came to an end in 2000, and it is reported that Mel B paid an alimony settlement of $2.8 million to Gulzar.
Many years later in 2007, Melanie married Stephen Belafonte, whom she had been dating since four months, in a private ceremony in Las Vegas. The two parted ways unofficially in 2016, with Brown accusing Belafonte of extramarital affairs with their former nanny Lorraine Gilles. They finally got divorced legally on 15 December 2017.
Mel B Net worth In 2019.
To estimate Melanie’s net worth, we look at different factors like her salary and source of income, personal assets such as houses and cars, and her overall career path.
As a member of the Spice Girls, Mel B turned into a global sensation. The popularity of the girl group spread across the world, and they made millions through various albums and concerts. Mel B’s estimated net worth is £38.3 million as of 2019. However, due to her lavish lifestyle and extravagant spending habits, she has often been subject to financial legal cases.
Mel B is reportedly earning around $6 million annually from various sources. In 2017, during her separation with beau Belafonte, she had to pay him a whooping £6.5 million in a span of three years. It is believed that Belafonte could have made a lot more than that, but some legal issues prevented him from doing so.
To cope with her financial losses, she demanded a pay hike to remain as a judge on the popular reality talent show America’s Got Talent. As a result, Melanie, along with co-judge Simon Cowell, managed to increase their salary by 18%, boosting her income to an impressive £2.15 million per season. She has some luxurious properties in the UK, New York, Los Angeles and a few more locations. She also boasts a collection of expensive and magnificent cars.
Brown’s career slowly began after she first auditioned for an all-female pop group. She was selected after performing the song Greatest Love of All, and this was the start of her career in the professional music industry. Finally, in 1994, Melanie Brown, along with four other girls namely Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm were selected for the group which was named as Spice Girls.
In 1995, the group signed a contract with the British record label Virgin Records. A year later in 1996, the group released their debut single album ‘Wannabe’ which was a huge success. Eventually, they gained widespread popularity and rose to stardom, becoming a popular name in the music industry. Mel B also launched her own fashion brand ‘Catty Couture’ which deals with clothing accessories like sheer tops, skirts, and jackets. She was also a participant in the famous dance show Dancing with the Stars in 2007.
In 2012, Mel B reunited with the members of Spice Girls to perform at the Summer Olympics Game’s closing ceremony in London. They also launched their musical ‘Viva Forever’ in the same year. She was chosen as one of the judges in the 8th season of America’s Got Talent in 2013.
Mel B Age
Mel B has given birth to three children. Her first child Phoenix Chi Gulzar was born on 19 February 1999 from her first marriage. Her second child Angel Iris Murphy Brown is fathered by famous actor Eddie Murphy. She had a third child Madison Brown Belafonte with ex-husband Belafonte. Melanie Brown was born on May 29, 1975, in Harehills, Leeds. Her family includes father Martin Brown who is from the Caribbean Islands, mother Andrea Brown who is English, and sister Danielle Brown.
Quick Facts About Mel B
|Born Name||Melanie Janine Brown|
|Birth Place||Leeds, West Yorkshire, England|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (English, Afro-Nevisian)|
|Husband||Jimmy Gulzar(1998-2000), Stephen Belafonte (2007-2017)|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
|Parents||Danielle Brown and Andrea Brown|