Just as her divorce from Stephen Belafonte gets uglier, Melanie “Mel B” Brown has found love again with a Beverly Hills cop — and In Touch magazine has learned that his “marital status is complicated and messy.”
“He’s married,” the former Spice Girl’s close friend tells In Touch exclusively. “He’s a cop with the Beverly Hills Police Department. He’s also younger than her.”
Though they haven’t been dating long, “She already seems to be in love with her new guy,” says the friend, explaining that the America’s Got Talent judge met her beau while dealing with law enforcement in the aftermath of her divorce.
“This guy is giving Mel a huge ego boost. He worships the ground that she walks on, and she loves it,” the friend tells In Touch.
However, friends are wary of him because of his marital status, but Mel has been assuring everyone that “he was unhappily married for a while,” adds the friend. “He had planned to separate from his wife prior to meeting Mel.”
Now she has to worry about Stephen using her new romance against her. “Her divorce from Stephen is still not finalized. He could absolutely use [her relationship with this married man] against her in court,” adds a source.
“Mel’s life is complicated enough right now,” says the source. “The last thing she needs is the over-the-top drama of dating a married man.”
Laverne Cox Announces Mystery Collaboration With Beyoncé
When Laverne Cox met Beyoncé at the Grammys earlier this year, she had an understandably hard time keeping it together around one of her biggest idols. But just a few months later, the Orange is the New Black star revealed she’s now working with the music superstar on a secret project.
Cox first broke the news of the collaboration on Access Hollywood Live, before confirming it for fans on Twitter.
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The trans actress said more details won’t be available until September 6, but says she still can’t believe it’s even happening at all.
“I have no idea [how this came about] to be perfectly honest,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Does she pick out her biggest fans ever and let them work with her?’”
“A sense of calm comes over you when you meet the queen,” she added about her run-in with Bey at the Grammys.