Her ex-husband’s new woman has had her say on their ‘messy divorce’ proceedings.
And as Mel B channeled her inner Scary Spice on Friday, with wild curls reminiscent of her heyday, the Spice Girl seemed to brush off the intrusion.
The musician was on her way to the America’s Got Talent venue, brazenly displaying a ‘Happy’ slogan on her bomber jacket while her wild curls sprung out in the wind.
Big hair, don’t care: Scary Spice Mel B embraced her big hair on Friday, as she prepared to reunite with the America’s Got Talent judges
Mel showed hints of the feisty image she was once best known for in the Nineties pop band.
After recently going back to her roots, her long dark hair was worn in a voluminous curly hairstyle, which became an iconic image a younger popstar.
And appearing not to have aged a day in two decades, the mum-of-four displayed her lithe figure in skintight jeans, worn with a youthful slogan jacket.
Scary hair: The brunette seemed to brush off recent involvement from Stephen Belafonte’s new girlfriend
Cleaning up the mess: Stephen’s new lady Jessica Rich defended her beau’s ‘messy divorce’ from the pop star in an interview with The Mirror published Saturday. Above the couple are seen at a March 16 event
It comes as Stephen moves on with a much younger woman, 31-year-old Jessica Rich, who this weekend spoke out in support of Stephen, while also saying that she has previously been a fan of Mel’s.
In an interview with The Mirror, Jessica, 31, — who appeared on VH1’s 2008 dating series Real Chance of Love — said she didn’t have any ill will towards the Wannabe singer: ‘I wish her the best of luck. I respect her 100% and I hope everything works out.’
The couple’s headline-grabbing divorce battle lasted seven-months and included lurid tales of kinky sex, drug and alcohol abuse and allegations of domestic violence.
Brushing it off: She wore a ‘Happy’ bomber jacket and skintight jeans for auditions
Throwback: Mel’s wild curls (left) were reminiscent of the ‘Scary’ hairstyle she became recognised for in Nineties girlband The Spice Girls (right in 1999)
On her awareness of Mel and her relationship with Stephen, she went on to say: ‘Six years ago I always really liked Mel and I thought they were a really cute couple.
She added: ‘About four years ago I ran into him in LA and I wanted to reach out and give Mel some of my clothing brand.
The duo’s divorce was finalized last December, granting Belafonte joint custody of their six-year-old daughter Madison.
Stephen is still at odds with Mel over custody of her daughter Angel, who she had with Eddie Murphy. Belafonte is asking for step-parent visitation.
Dramatic: Mel (above March 12) and Stephen’s headline-grabbing divorce battle lasted seven-months, included lurid tales of kinky sex, drug and alcohol abuse and allegations of domestic violence
He said, she said: The fashion designer/TV host offered her take on the situation, telling the publication: ‘Whenever you go through a messy divorce a lot of things are going to be said.’ She’s seen in 2016 above
Jessica also offered some insight into her relationship with the restaurateur/film producer, telling the newspaper that they’re taking things slowly.
‘He’s only just come out of a marriage and we don’t want to force a title so we are taking things slow,’ Rich said.
‘I have a good feeling when I’m with him. We have the same mindset.’
The designer said she wasn’t worried about public opinions, saying: ‘I am getting a lot of bad press dating him but I’m like “as far as I know, he’s an amazing person.”‘
Custody quarrel: Stephen is still at odds with Mel over custody of her daughter Angel, who she had with Eddie Murphy. Belafonte is asking for step-parent visitation. Above Mel and Stephen can be seen with (L-R) Angel, Madison and Mel’s eldest Phoenix Chi in 2015 above
Met and greet: During the chat Jessica revealed she first met Stephen years ago while he and Mel were still married and they sparked a relationship upon reconnecting several months ago