Mel B's ex gears up for battle over Eddie Murphy's daughter

Singer Mel B returned to social media after being silent for a month in the wake of her messy split from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.

Now, Mel B, who is worth an estimated £48million, wants the separation done with and is ready to part with the island located in the USA state of Virginia which she bought for £1million for Stephen's birthday in 2014.

"He wanted double that but he'll take what's being offered because if he gets into a fight with her then her pockets are much deeper than his", the source added.

The former Spice Girls star, aka Melanie Brown, has been noticeably quiet on sites such as Twitter and Instagram for the past four weeks, and the reason for her absence became apparent when she filed for divorce from her producer spouse last month (Mar17).

In official court documents obtained by MailOnline, Mel claims that the father of her child threatened to release sex tapes so that she "would never work again in the entertainment industry" and alleges their nanny Lorraine Gilles, 26, had an abortion after he got her pregnant.

But Stephen's response was to ask for joint custody of Madison, and TMZ.com reports he is also planning to ask the judge for the legal right to continue his relationship with 10-year-old Angel, who is the daughter of Mel and comedian Eddie Murphy following their brief fling.

But sources close to Mel B revealed to TMZ that it was Simon Cowell who convinced the singer to call it quits with Stephen Belafonte after hearing stories from her and seeing her injuries over the years.

Belafonte was also ordered to leave the home he and Mel B, 41, shared, which she promptly put on the market.

He saw plenty of Belafonte over the years, from "X Factor" to 'AGT'.

Mel filed for a restraining order against Stephen one week ago.

"I'm going to have to get off the phone because family court frowns on that".

Mel B bought the private island on Virginia Lake for AUD 1.6 million back in 2014 as a birthday present for Stephen Belafonte.

  • Kyle Peterson