Spice Girl Mel B net worth, children, husbands, age, height and family life revealed

4 November 2018, 12:41 | Updated: 8 November 2018, 10:34

Mel B has been married twice and has three children
Mel B has been married twice and has three children. Picture: Getty

Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has had a colourful personal life since finding fame with the 90s girl band. Here we get the lowdown...

How old is Mel B?

Mel B was born on 29 May 1975 making her 43-years-old.

Where was Mel B born?

Scary Spice was born as Melanie Janine in Harehills, Leeds to Martin and Andrea Brown.

She has a younger sister, Danielle.

Mel B pictured with Geri, Emma and Mel C at the 2012 premiere of the Viva Forever musical
Mel B pictured with Geri, Emma and Mel C at the 2012 premiere of the Viva Forever musical. Picture: Getty

How tall is Mel B in feet and inches?

The band's love of huge platform trainers is well-documented... and they made the girls look a lot taller than they actually are.

Mel was the second tallest member of the Spice Girls, standing at 5 feet 5 inches, or 163.8 cm.

What is Mel B's net worth?

According to Time, Mel has an estimated fortune of £7 million - and not all of it came from being in the Spice Girls with Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Mel C.

While a member of the Spice Girls, it was reported that she made around £38.3m - but she has since gone through two very expensive divorces.

When she divorced Dutch backing dancer Jimmy Gulzar in 2000, she had to pay him a settlement of £1.6m.

Her most recent divorce from Stephen Belafonte was also pricey, with a judge ordering that she has to pay him £6.5m in ‘spousal support’ over the course of three years.

The divorce proceedings also revealed Mel leads an expensive lifestyle - and lawyers’ fees aren’t cheap, either.

How many times has Mel B been married?

Mel B has been married twice. She wed back-up dancer Jimmy Gulzar in 1998, but they divorced in 2000.

Mel B And Jimmy Gulzar pictured in 1999
Mel B And Jimmy Gulzar pictured in 1999. Picture: Getty

Mel married US movie producer Stephen Belafonte seven years later.

Mel and Stephen began dating in February 2007 after they met on the set of film The Talk.

After a whirlwind romance, they wed in June 2007 in Las Vegas, renewing their vows a year later in Egypt.

In March 2017, it was repotted that Mel had filed for divorce, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’, asking for joint legal custody of their daughter Madison, and requesting spousal support for Stephen be stopped.

Mel with her second ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, pictured in 2006
Mel with her second ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, pictured in 2006. Picture: Getty

Does Mel B have any kids?

Mel has three daughters, Phoenix Chi Gulzar (b. 19.2.99); Angel Iris Murphy Brown (b. 3.4.07); and Madison Brown Belafonte (b. 2.9.11).

Phoenix's dad is Mel's first husband Jimmy, and Madison was born to her third husband Stephen. Angel was conceived during a short relationship between Mel and actor Eddie Murphy.

Mel often also speaks of a 'fourth' daughter, Giselle. She is Stephen's daughter from a previous marriage, and Madison's half-sister.