Stephen Belafonte was born in May 18th, 1975 in Hollywood, Los Angeles California in the United States. He attended Loyola Marymount University. When Stephen was 12, his parents Thomas and Sheryl Stansbury together with his six siblings moved to Point Pleasant, New Jersey. At the age of 18, Stephen shifted back to Los Angeles and changed his surname from Stansbury to Belafonte as well.
Stephen Belafonte Career Details
After he graduated, Belafonte set up Remag, a film production company. Some of the various movies produced by Remag include; Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, M.O.P.: Straight from the Projects. The main casts are Thank You for Smoking, The Bad Lieutenant: Port Mutant Chronicles and Call of New Orleans starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes. He also featured into the TV series ‘Pity the Fool.’
Stephen Belafonte Marriage Details And Divorce With Mel B
In 1997, Belafonte got married to Nancy Carmell in Los Angeles. Just after 2 months of marriage, Carmell moved back to her native Honolulu and legally sought for the marriage cancelation.
Belafonte shifted his love to the model Nicole Contreras, and in 2004, they got their firstborn girl, Giselle. However, Belafonte was charged with assaulting Nicole at their home the year before. He began dating Melanie Brown alias ‘Mel B’ on a set of a film titled Talk. After dating for 5 months, the pair formally got married in Las Vegas in June 2007. One year later, the couple officially announced their marriage before their family and friends, this event took place in Egypt. Mel B gave birth to Madison on September 1st 2011.
Because of what Mel B cited as ‘irreconcilable differences’, she filed for divorce in 2017, and sought for the joint legal custody of their daughter Madison. More so, Mel B, demanded for the dismissal of spousal support towards Stephen Belafonte. After the divorce was made public, it was disclosed that Belafonte was involved in a in a secret red wine-fuelled threesome with Mel B and socialite Lady Victoria Hervey. Mel B sought for court orders to prohibit her Stephen Belafonte from dispensing any sex tapes or other explicit contents featuring the Spice Girl.
Furthermore, Mel B locked Stephen out of their bank accounts, taking control of her £40 million wealth, this was after she claimed Belafonte had taken control over the use of their wealth throughout their marriage. Information from reliable sources indicate that Mel B was paying Stephen £30,500 monthly as emergency spousal support. More so, she was responsible for his legal fees to the tune of £106,900 in July 2017.
In addition, Mel B claimed in divorce papers that Belafonte organized for a sham matrimonial affair for their German-born nanny so she could live in the United States to continue with a relationship. Mel further narrated how she was hospitalized in 2014 after she was battered by her then husband, Belafonte. Mel B, the America’s Got Talent star’s assertion for the restraining order stated that their ten-year marriage was characterized by hastily and physical brutality towards her from the film producer.
Mel B, a Hollywood singer affirmed her capability to raise her children alone. A part from Madison, Mel B has other two daughters, Phoenix from her ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, and Angel from comedian Eddie Murphy.
According metro.com UK, Mel B posted a passionate message on her Instagram on September 24th about ‘single parenthood’. She wrote,
Spoke to my 18-year-old girl today and described to her how I have learned so much from life that I cannot trust others to respect my feelings, even when I respect them
Singer Mel B has received proposals for the authorship of a book just to share about her acrimonious experiences throughout her marriage and divorce with Stephen Belafonte.
According to ‘Dasan.co UK’, publishers have contacted the former ‘Spice Girl’ band member Mel B and agreed to pay $7 million in advance for the project.
So far, she is building up on the content and has been called upon to write a book. The lots of Belafonte’s life controversies and Mel B experiences in the last year alone are sufficient for an autobiography
The title of the book is not yet fixed so far, though it may kind of his earlier autobiography ‘Catch a Fire’, published in 2003.
Amazingly, Mel B has confirmed her relationship with her hairstylist, Gary Medatian. Meanwhile, Medatian had also voiced his love for Mel B through his Instagram page. According to ACShobies.com, Mel B, the former Spice Girls’ crew posted her photo with Medatian on Instagram on Friday. In the portrait, Mel B is seen kissing Meditian’s neck. In a rejoinder, Medatian wrote,
Love of my life, thank you for believing in me