The steamy divorce between the “Spicy Girls” and Mel B has created a lot of questions on who is this man Stephen Belafonte. He is a renowned film producer having produced films such as “bad lieutenant”, “thank you for smoking“, and “the mutant chronicles among others”. Meet Stephen Belafonte’s Parents are father Thomas Stansbury and mother Sheryl Stansbury. He was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, as Stephen Stansbury. At the age of 12, he moved to Point Pleasant with his mom and his other six siblings. Later on at the age of 18, he went back to Los Angeles and changed his surname from Stansbury to Belafonte. Learn about Stephen Belafonte’s net worth here. Also, his married life with Singer Mel B, their relationship, and split.
Stephen Belafonte’s Net worth is $2 Million in 2022.
With a net worth of $5 million, Stephen Belafonte has been a producer all throughout his life. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University having majored in film production. After university, he opened his own film production firm “Remacy” at a young age. Later on, in 2004, Stephen was appointed as an associate producer of the film “Never Die Alone”.
In the same year, he was appointed to produce the documentary film Prison Ball. It was a good start for Belafonte as following in 2005 he was an associate producer of the film “Thank you for Smoking” and a co-producer of the film “The Crow: Wicked Prayer.”
In 2010, Stephen produced two episodes of his wife’s TV series “It’s a Scary World”. Just like his wife Mel B, Stephen has also appeared on the live show X factor. He also made an appearance in the film “Dancing with the Stars” as a guest actor.
All these tv-series and movies have contributed to Stephen Belafonte’s $5 Million Net Worth.
Stephen Belafonte’s Marriage Relationship with Mel B.
As film producers, Belafonte and Mel B met on the set of the film “Talk” that he was producing in Feb 2007. They soon began dating and a few months later in June, The Couple got married in Las Vegas. They spent a year together before flying to Egypt to renew their vows in front of their family and friends.
Their Daughter Madison Belafonte was born 3 years later on September 1st, 2011. Mel B and Stephen Belafonte’s marriage was covered in love and passion until 2014 when the marriage began to face some problems. It was then that Stephen Belafonte was accused of physical assault on his wife. Mel began appearing on the live show she hosted “X factor” with bruises, scratches, and marks on her arms.
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Who is Mel B? Stephen Belafonte’s soon-to-be Ex-wife?
Mel B is a multi-talented American who also was a member of the group “the Spicy Girls”. She is an English Singer, Songwriter, Presenter, Television Personality, Dancer, Actress, and Author. Mel B was born on May 29, 1975, as Melanie Janine Brown but grew up to be commonly known as Mel B.
Before getting married to Stephen she was earlier married to Jimmy Gulzar from 1998-to 2000. She has four children Angel Iris, Murphy Brown, Phoenix Gulzar, and Madison Brown Belafonte.
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His wife Mel B filed for divorce, why?
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte have been married for almost a decade now. But celebrities’ life might not exactly be like what we see on screen. For all these years they have been presenting themselves as a happy couple, but who knew what really went behind the curtain. Recently on March 20th, 2017, Mel B filed from his abusive husband Stephen Belafonte.
Mel’s friends and family were excited at the decision Mel took to walk away from her husband’s controlling nature. While filing for divorce Mel took it to court to seek legal custody of their daughter Madison Brown and terminate the spousal support for Stephen Belafonte. He had developed a character of physical abuse toward his wife costing her various visits to the hospital. Mel B would at times not be able to attend her live show “X-Factor” or attended while all bruised from his assault.
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The divorce between the couple aroused some of the hidden events that happened while Mel was still married to Stephen Belafonte. According to “The Sun” magazine, Mel B and Stephen Belafonte were once involved in a red wine threesome with the socialite Lady Victoria.
According to Victoria’s friend the couple and Victoria had gone to an event together before proceeding to the couple’s house. Later that night they had a few drinks and one event transpired into another only to find themselves in bed together the following morning. It was then agreed by both parties that no information concerning the night will be revealed to the public.
Past relationships and Wife
Before getting married to Spicey Girl, Mel B, there are records of him being in a relationship with a few other partners. In fact, she isn’t his first wife. Records show that his first wife was Nancy Carmel, a Honolulu native. Nancy Carmel got married to Belafonte in 1997.
For some reason, their union as husband and wife didn’t last long as two months down the lane she fled back to Honolulu. While there Nancy filed for an annulment of her marriage with him. After their marriage was annulled he began dating the model, Nicole Contreras. His relationship with model Nicole didn’t last too long and for some reason that they didn’t make public, they decided to get separated.
For some reason, he hasn’t really been able to be in a long-term relationship with his partners. Why? I believe you can make your guess now.
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The couple dated for a while and later in 2004, their daughter Giselle Belafonte was born. Their relationship didn’t lead to marriage and they later broke up their relationship before Stephen Belafonte met Mel B. It is, however, rumored that the couple is back together again after Mel B filed for a divorce.