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03 July 2017

Mel B splashed her £38million Spice Girls fortune on a £200k armoured car, £1million island and THREE waterfalls for her pool

MEL B reportedly splashed her £38million Spice Girls fortune on a £200k armoured car, £1million island and THREE waterfalls for her pool.

The news of her lavish spending comes after it was revealed that Mel had just “£961” left in one of her company’s accounts.

Mel B has blown her £38million Spice Girls fortune
Mel B has blown her £38million Spice Girls fortune
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Mel B has spent her money on her extravagant lifestyle
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Mel’s money problems were revealed when she faced her estranged ex-husband Stephen Belafonte in court on Friday.

Jacalyn Davis, representing Mel, said their tax problems were “sustained through improvident lifestyle choices”.

“They never had money at the end of the year to pay their taxes. All their community income was being spent and then some. In this marriage, that would be Miss Brown’s income from the Spice Girls.”

Her ex is now also looking for spousal support and £154,000 in legal fees and claims she makes between “$220,000 and $250,000 a month” after landing a $1.587 million America’s Got Talent deal.

According to the Daily Mail, Mel blew her millions on everything from £200,000 armoured cars to private jets, diamond rings, designer handbags and renting huge villas with private butlers.

The newspaper reports that Mel is the proud owner of £1million worth of luxury cars.

Mel B's money problems have come to light in the midst of her divorce from Stephen Belafonte
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Mel B’s money problems have come to light in the midst of her divorce from Stephen Belafonte[/caption]

The 42-year-old owns a black Bentley Continental GTC worth £165,000, A ferrari California and a seven-seater Cadillac Escalade ESV complete with “armour plating” which cost £200,000.

After splashing out on the armoured vehicle which is “capable of delivering an electric shock to anyone who grabs the door handles”, she also bought an armoured Range Rover and Mercedes Benz S-Class.

Mel owns £1million worth of luxury cars
Mel owns £1million worth of luxury cars
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Her love of jewellery is also well known and she owns 3.5-carat diamond earrings worth £500,000, a pear-shaped diamond ring costing £425,000 and a huge canary diamond ring worth £200,000.

Mel’s £50,000 engagement ring from Belafonte was “upgraded” in 2014 and she also owns two Cartier Love bracelets worth £8,100 apiece and also sports a Rolex worth worth a pretty £20,000.


The America’s Got Talent judge owns four Hermes Birkin bags which cost £20,000 apiece and make up just a small part of her £500,000 handbag collection.

Mel is also known for taking her three daughters on expensive holidays and is regularly pictured sunbathing on luxury yachts.

The 42-year-old has a handbag collection worth 500,000
The 42-year-old has a handbag collection worth 500,000
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But nothing was more extravagant than the £1million “hideaway” island off Virginia that Mel bought for Belafonte as a birthday present.

Meanwhile, as their divorce battle moves ahead, their home in LA is up for sale for £6million.

The couple paid £3.5million for the property in 2007 and spent £800,000 renovating the gorgeous mansion.

Mel also has hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and is seen here wearing a Cartier Love bracelet worth £8,1000
Mel also has hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and is seen here wearing a Cartier Love bracelet worth £8,1000
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Other costs include private school fees in Beverly Hills, which are believed to be £24,000 per year.

The Mail also reports that she spend a quarter of a million per year on her staff which includes a PA, a publicist and a nanny – as well as people to look after her house.

Other big hits to her income include paying her ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar £1.6million in alimony and numerous claims that Belafonte took money for their accounts without permission.

Mel claims he paid their nanny £80,000 and also took £247,000 to give to his ex Nicole Contreras in child support for their daughter Giselle.

However, Ms Conteras claims she never received any money from Belafonte.

Mel is also known to splash out on luxury holidays
Mel is also known to splash out on luxury holidays
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Now, Belafonte is looking for a tidy sum off his ex every month including £3,263 for groceries and £8,350 for rent as well as multiple other expenses.

Mel filed for divorce on March 20, says Stephen subjected her to “multiple physical beatings” and threatened to release a sex tape.

In a the filing earlier this year she wrote: “I have tried to leave the Respondent many times. Every time I tried, the Respondent threatened me with violence and threatened to destroy my life in every way.”

In court, Belanfonte has also been accused of being “involved in adult pornography” and the “importation of women from other countries” to work in the industry as well as “possible money laundering”.

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Meanwhile, the court also heard arguments over whether Mel B should pay her ex spousal support and £154,000 in legal fees.

Lawyers for Belafonte have branded the allegations “outrageous and unfounded”, and “nothing more than a smear campaign”.


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