Spice Girls’ Mel B (aka “Scary Spice”) sat down with Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss on the Allegedly podcast this week and dropped some details on her colorful past as part of the band and as a woman with a “healthy sexual appetite.”
The one-time — and hopefully again — Spice Girls member said that before her marriage to Stephan Belafonte she was in a four-year committed relationship with a woman.
While this may come as a shock to some of the group’s casual fans, it is not new news. Mel B first dished on it in an interview with the Guardian in which she named the person as Crista Parker, the mother of a child who went to school with one of Mel B’s daughters.
“People call me lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual, but I know who’s in my bed and that’s it,” she said in the 2014 interview. “I have a huge libido and a great sex life.”
This week, the Spice Girls member paraphrased her past words and added that “I did have a four-year relationship with a woman. But I’ve been very happily married for seven years to a penis. Ha ha! An amazing guy.”
That “amazing guy,” Stephan Belafonte, was sitting next to her for the Allegedly podcast and confirmed that his wife’s libido was voracious and unlike anything he’d seen in previous relationships.
To leave no doubt that she was now a staunch heterosexual, Mel B said that her husband is “really good at what he does.”
If that was TMI for you, readers, the Spice Girls vocalist didn’t strictly talk about sex during the podcast. She also talked about previous relationships, including one that resulted in a child with actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.
Mel B said that Murphy’s daughter “sees Stephan as her dad,” but the pair insisted that they had an amicable relationship with the superstar; Stephan even went as far as saying that he “is a big fan of Eddie Murphy.”
Then, in perhaps the juiciest tidbit from the hour-long interview, Mel B confirmed that the Spice Girls did have a rival during the height of their popularity throughout the 1990s — the girl group All Saints.
That feud took on something of a personal nature for Mel B, who said she clashed with All Saints’ Shaznay Lewis. The groups’ paths crossed and had words, leading Mel B to follow her into a restroom.
“She started giving me attitude so I went in the bathroom and tried to rip her weave off,” Mel B explained. “And she chokes me and then we kinda got split up, but I won.”
That’s news to Shaznay. In a report from the Mirror UK, a Lewis rep claimed that Mel B “once came to an All Saints show and was invited to the after party.”
From there, “Mel and Shaznay had a brief friendly chat and that was all. Otherwise they don’t really know each other,” the rep added. “So we are baffled as to why Mel would make this up.”
It could be possible that the Spice Girls’ singer was just trying to drum up publicity for a reunion. She touched on the possibility of that in the Allegedly interview, noting that she felt the girls were close to it, but that there was “no point in talking about it until it actually happens.”
She also said that “Posh Spice” (aka Victoria Beckham) could be a “b***h to some,” but she supposed “we’re all b****es to some degree.”
The Spice Girls debuted in 1996 with a titular album that featured hits like “Wannabe” and “Say You’ll Be There.” They released only three albums and a feature film before going their separate ways.
Do you think Mel B made up some of her Spice Girls exploits, and would you like to see the group back together?
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