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British singer Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte poses for pictures on the pink carpet with an unidentified guest upon arrival for the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre in London

British singer Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte poses for pictures on the pink carpet with an unidentified guest upon arrival for the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre in London

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Stephen Belafonte and Melanie Brown attending the Serious Fun Children's Network London Gala at The Roundhouse, London.

Stephen Belafonte and Melanie Brown attending the Serious Fun Children's Network London Gala at The Roundhouse, London.

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Singer Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte enjoying holidays on board of a luxury yacht in Ibiza. Picture: Splash News

Singer Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte enjoying holidays on board of a luxury yacht in Ibiza. Picture: Splash News

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Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte attend the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards

Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte attend the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards

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Singer Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte attend the pink carpet of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Singer Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte attend the pink carpet of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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Mel Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte walk the red carpet before a Gala on July 28, 2013

Mel Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte walk the red carpet before a Gala on July 28, 2013

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards at One Mayfair in London

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards at One Mayfair in London

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Singer Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte enjoying holidays on board of a luxury yacht in Ibiza. Picture: Splash News

Singer Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte enjoying holidays on board of a luxury yacht in Ibiza. Picture: Splash News

Singer Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte attend the Los Angeles Confidential celebration of the Women of Influence issue with Robin Wright

Singer Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte attend the Los Angeles Confidential celebration of the Women of Influence issue with Robin Wright

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend The Red Nose Day Special on NBC  at Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios on May 26, 2016 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend The Red Nose Day Special on NBC at Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios on May 26, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Recording artist Melanie Brown (L) and Stephen Belafonte arrive for the Fifth Annual Critics'  Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California, May 31,  2015. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon        (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Recording artist Melanie Brown (L) and Stephen Belafonte arrive for the Fifth Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California, May 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Spice Girl knows how to keep husband Stephen Belafonte in check. After performing her raunchy Vegas show, Peepshow, she said: "I love sex. It is very important. I don't need to take my whip home. I already have one there."

The Spice Girl knows how to keep husband Stephen Belafonte in check. After performing her raunchy Vegas show, Peepshow, she said: "I love sex. It is very important. I don't need to take my whip home. I already have one there."

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte arrive at The Ivy on November 16, 2012 in Sydney, Australia

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte arrive at The Ivy on November 16, 2012 in Sydney, Australia

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British singer Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte poses for pictures on the pink carpet with an unidentified guest upon arrival for the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre in London

The former Spice Girl cited “irreconcilable differences” in court documents in LA.

Former Spice Girl Mel B has filed for divorce from her husband Stephen Belafonte after nearly 10 years of marriage.

The 41-year-old singer, whose full name is Melanie Brown, cited “irreconcilable differences” in court documents published by the Mail Online.

The couple married in Las Vegas in June 2007 and have a five-year-old daughter, Madison.

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Singer Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte attend the Los Angeles Confidential celebration of the Women of Influence issue with Robin Wright

Singer Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte attend the Los Angeles Confidential celebration of the Women of Influence issue with Robin Wright

Singer Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte attend the Los Angeles Confidential celebration of the Women of Influence issue with Robin Wright

Mel listed the date of separation as December 28, according to papers filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

She is seeking joint custody of their daughter and has asked a judge to deny spousal support to film producer Belafonte.

Mel posted an Instagram photo of herself and Belafonte in February in which she described him as her “world”.

“We have been through everything that would normally tear couples apart and we have come out on the other side stronger,” she wrote.

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Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend The Red Nose Day Special on NBC  at Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios on May 26, 2016 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend The Red Nose Day Special on NBC at Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios on May 26, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend The Red Nose Day Special on NBC at Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios on May 26, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“You loved me before I even (knew) how to really love myself, you are my world honey and let’s not forget you are a bit of a dickhead too.”

Mel, who is a judge on America’s Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell, announced earlier this month that her father Martin had died aged 63 from multiple myeloma cancer.

As well as Madison, she has a nine-year-old daughter, Angel, from her brief relationship with actor Eddie Murphy, and an 18-year-old daughter, Phoenix, from her first marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar.

Stephen also has another daughter, Giselle, from a previous relationship.

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Recording artist Melanie Brown (L) and Stephen Belafonte arrive for the Fifth Annual Critics'  Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California, May 31,  2015. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon        (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Recording artist Melanie Brown (L) and Stephen Belafonte arrive for the Fifth Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California, May 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Recording artist Melanie Brown (L) and Stephen Belafonte arrive for the Fifth Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California, May 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Representatives for Mel could not be immediately reached.

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