Mel B looks chic in skintight nude co-ords as she debuts new cropped ombr√© hairdo in LA... amid bitter divorce battle with Stephen Belafonte
She is locked in a bitter divorce battle with Stephen Belafonte, who she has accused of physical and emotional abuse for much of their 10 year marriage.
Flaunting her enviably toned figure in skintight nude co-ords, the former Spice Girls star looked like a new woman as she rocked her cropped 'do with ombr√©¬†highlights.
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New woman:¬†Mel B, 42, seemed keen to put her personal woes to one side, as she stepped out in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon with a new brand new haircut
The America's Got Talent judge certainly turned heads in a plunging crop top teamed with a midi pencil skirt.
Proving she means business, she added height to her svelte frame with a killer pair of red patent stilettos.
The mother-of-three was seen leaving what appeared to be her lawyer's officer before running errands. She was later spotted arriving at the Netflix offices in LA.
Looking good:¬†Flaunting her enviably toned figure in skintight nude co-ords, the former Spice Girls star looked like a new woman as she rocked her cropped 'do with ombre highlights
She means business: She added height to her svelte frame with a killer pair of red patent stilettos
Mel is currently locked in a complicated divorce battle with estranged husband Stephen - ¬†during which she claimed their nanny Lorraine Giles became pregnant with his child and Belafonte convinced her to get an abortion.
But Gilles said the entire story was a lie and sued Mel - also known as Melanie Brown - for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress, asking for unspecified damages.
Gilles, 25, claimed that Mel, 42, and Belafonte, 42, targeted her when she first arrived in America from Germany aged 18, got her drunk and they had a threesome.
Defiant: Mel is currently locked in a complicated divorce battle with estranged husband Stephen - during which she claimed their nanny Lorraine Giles became pregnant with his child and Belafonte convinced her to get an abortion¬†
Staying strong: But¬†Gilles, 25, claimed that Mel, 42, and Belafonte, 42, targeted her when she first arrived in America from Germany aged 18, got her drunk and they had a threesome
She claims she never slept with Belafonte without Mel knowing or participating and maintains she has 'nothing to do' with the couple's divorce.
It comes as Lorraine¬†ducked out of a seven hour 'tell-all' deposition with the former Spice Girl's lawyers on Thursday, claiming she was unwell, DailyMail.com revealed.
She was due to sit down with Mel's attorneys last week in her divorce case but cited illness for her no show.
It comes as Mel objected to Stephen's¬†spousal support demands - who has claimed to be homeless, in debt and without income following the break-up of the marriage.
Oh dear: The singer's former nanny Lorraine Gilles (right) ducked out of a tell-all deposition in her ex-boss's divorce case claiming she had 'food poisoning'
Rumour has it: Gilles has been at the center of Mel and Stephen Belafonte's divorce after it was alleged the three had engaged in a threesome, but the nanny allegedly continued the affair with the singer's husband
According to TMZ, Mel B has shot down his request for $4,300 a month to cover food and groceries as well as his wish for a $2,000-a-month clothing allowance.¬†
The singer and AGT judge filed for divorce from Belafonte, the father of her youngest child, in March after 10 years of marriage.
She successfully obtained a restraining order against him after alleging abuse.¬†
The divorce saga comes amid the heartbreaking news that Mel's father¬†Martin Brown passed away in March.
Heartbreaking: The divorce saga comes amid the heartbreaking news that Mel's father Martin Brown passed away in March aged 63¬†
The singer posted a touching tribute to her late father this week, revealing she is heartbroken by his death and wishes she had more time with him.
Alongside a picture of her with her late father, she wrote: 'I just wanted one last hug and for you to no how much I really love you #ripdad #daddysgirl #mostimportantmaninmylife #inoyourwithmestill (sic)'
The former Spice Girls star shared the sad news of her father's passing on her social media back in March after losing his five year battle to¬†multiple myeloma cancer aged 63.
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