By now, most of the celebrity-watching public is aware of the accusations of horrid mistreatment leveled against Stephen Belafonte by his ex-wife Melanie Brown, known in her post-Spice Girls career as Mel B.
Fans and loved ones have been rushing to the pop performer’s aid on Instagram and Twitter, with the singer posting a meme that reads “You must be at your strongest when you feel your weakest,” and writing of her father’s recent passing in brave, gentle terms. Sharon Osbourne weighed in this week as well, discussing how Melanie’s fans can try to better understand what their heroine has gone through mentally and physically.
But Mel’s odyssey of relationship drama and husband-horror didn’t start with Belafonte. Regretfully, “Scary Spice” has fallen victim to toxic masculinity in multiple ill-fated relationships. Scroll the gallery for a brief timeline of Mel’s misfortune – and her courageous path forward – over the last 2 decades.