Mel B Lesbian Rumors: Ex-Spice Girl Admits To 4-Year Same-Sex Love Affair

After years of speculation about her sexuality, Mel B, aka Scary Spice, admitted to having a lesbian affair with a married woman. The former Spice Girl-turned X Factor U.K. judge sat recently for an interview with Guardian, and finally addressed the longstanding gay and bisexual rumors. Arguably, her chat session sounds more like a tell-all talking memoir.

Previously, the Inquisitr covered a story about the ongoing buzz surrounding the British entertainer’s sexual preferences. Back in July, sources say Mel B and Luann Lee allegedly made out in a bathroom stall while Mel’s husband waited outside. Luann, a former Playboy centerfold model, recounted her supposed sexual encounter with Mel, who followed her to the women’s room at a hotel in Las Vegas.

“It was very passionate and sensual. She’s like a man in that way – very assertive, very determined and very wanting. I can see why they call her Scary Spice. I went into the handicapped stall because it’s bigger and I wanted to put my purse down – and she just popped in with me. She said, ‘Do you mind?’ and came right in. Then she just threw me up against the wall and started kissing me.”

The alleged hookup is yet another layer to mounting rumors that Mel B is a closet lesbian or bisexual. Still, the outgoing singer-talent judge continued her cryptic responses when confronted by media sources. Now, Mel, real name, Melanie Janine Brown, faced the rumors head-on and admitted that, while she is madly in love with her husband of seven years, Stephen Belafonte, she did romance another woman back in the day.

“I did have a four-year relationship with a woman. But I’ve been very happily married for seven years to a penis. An amazing guy. Well, you know what I mean. But I’ve definitely not been shy or been one to hold back. If I wanted to try something, I did. I had a girlfriend. So what?”

According to Brown, her lesbian lover was Christa Parker, a mom of two who she met at her daughter Phoenix’s Los Angeles school — before Mel’s relationship with Belafonte began. Moreover, when confronted with the question about Lee’s claim of their bathroom encounter, the former Spice Girl dismissed the story.

Brown, who recently joined the U.K. X Factor show with Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, talked about her career and rocky road to fame, which began in the early ’90s when she joined the “engineered” girl group with Posh, Sporty, Ginger and Baby Spice. Their run was short, and they were not as popular or storied as other girl groups, but the group amassed over 100 million records in under four years.

Mel B says the Spice Girls fought “like cats and dogs,” but at the end of the day, they were focused on business. Brown recalled their breakup in 1998 when Geri Halliwell left the group. However, the blow to her was soft because she always had her eyes on going solo.

“I don’t think we were meant to go on for years and years. I do think at some point we will get back together. For what, I don’t know.”

Mel B’s rise to stardom was colored by alleged threesomes, at least one lesbian affair, the break up of the Spice Girls, a floundering singing career, and her tumultuous relationship with comedian Eddie Murphy. Then, Melanie fought publicly with Murphy who contended an unborn child at the time was not his. Later, a paternity test proved he was the baby’s daddy. Brown admits that her relationship is now cordial with Murphy.

Today, Mel B is married and sports the image of a woman on fire. Gone are the leopardskin catsuits (except when she dressed as Scary Spice last Halloween), which have been replaced with chic attire to give Melanie the image of a prominent CEO.

Mel B suggests her lesbian lifestyle is behind her and she is focused on her heterosexual husband. And while she admits she and Belafonte do not have an “open relationship,” she still appreciates the beauty in women.

“No, me and my husband are very tight and solid. But I will be the first one to compliment a woman, to say to my husband, ‘Oh my God, look at her legs’, or, ‘Doesn’t she look stunning?’

“I do think women are gorgeous. Crazy but gorgeous.”

[Image via: All4Women, The Guardian, GayStarNews]