Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Former Spice Girl star Mel B has filed for divorce from her husband and film producer Stephen Belafonte after ten years of marriage.

Mel B, whose real name is Melanie Brown, filed divorce papers on Monday to end their relationship, which was mired in controversies and claims of violent rows, reports dailymail.co.uk.

The 41-year-old, who married Belafonte in Las Vegas in 2007, has cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason of divorce in legal papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court.

Mel B also said that she wants “joint custody” of their five-year-old daughter Madison.

She has two other children from previous relationships.

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