Mel B. is an English singer and television star with an estimated net worth of $33 million. She was born on May 29, 1975 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. She was born Melanie Brown, but her fame as a singer with the hit girl group Spice Girls led the world to get to know her as Mel B. or even as Scary Spice. Mel B.’s mother is English and her father is from the Caribbean, which is where she gets her gorgeous looks, and she has managed to make that work for her throughout her entire career. She grew up loving to sing and perform, and she always wanted to be a star. She wasn’t long out of high school when she saw an ad in a local paper for a group of girls getting together to become a band. They were called Touch, but they didn’t make it.
Fortunately for the girls, they were able to partner with a man known as Simon Fuller, a huge music executive and well-known personality, and they were renamed the Spice Girls and the rest, as they say, is history. It was 1994 when the women decided it was time to release their first album, Spice, and it was an international hit. Not only were they famous in England, where they come from, but they were famous across the world. The upbeat sound, the differences between the ladies, and the fact that their music was so catchy was a big deal to everyone in the world, and they seemed to become overnight sensations.
The Spice Girls rage was insane. Young women wanted to be them, other people were envious, and it seemed that everyone knew their music. They toured, they released more albums, they made a movie, and they were everywhere, all the time. The girls were together for many years before calling it quits, and Mel B. went on to pursue her career in other venues. She’s been in movies and on television, she’s been a television judge on famous reality shows, she’s been a co-host on morning talk shows, and she’s made her presence well-known throughout the world. She is not a woman who has managed to allow her fans to forget about her after her girl group split and the women went their separate ways.
Personally, Mel B.’s life has been a bit of an up and down. She’s had a number of high-profile relationships, a marriage that began in 1998, produced a little girl and ended soon after in 2000 when she filed for divorce. She was in a same-sex relationship for four years with a woman named Christine Crokos. She then met and had a baby with Eddie Murphy, who publicly denied being the father of her unborn child, only to be proven wrong through a paternity test. It was in 2007 that she married Stephen Belafonte, had another baby, and kept things pretty secret. They then had a vow renewal a year later and did it in front of all their friends and family. She is blind in one eye after a bad laser surgery more than a decade ago.
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