Mel B has poked fun at her divorce from Stephen Belafonte at the latest Spice Girls concert.
Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice, gave some tongue-in-cheek advice to a couple who got engaged at the group’s gig at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.
Lee Christie was invited on stage by Brown, Mel Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner and the superfan got down on one knee to propose to boyfriend Dane Watters.
There was a marriage proposal on stage tonight @spicegirls congratulations boys ❤️🏳️🌈 if anybody knows who they are tag them, I'd love for them to see this! #SpiceWorld2019 pic.twitter.com/kDyeZW1Zk6— Anthony (@ant_917) May 31, 2019
Walters eventually said yes, which lead to screams of joy from the Manchester crowd. Before the pair left the stage to allow the Spice Girls to finish their show, Mel B quipped: “Make sure you sign a prenup, just a bit of advice.”
The singer, who has been married twice, divorced Belafonte in 2017, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for ending their ten-year marriage.
Speaking shortly after the split, she said: “In the past 20-something years of my life, I have made more than £80 million.
“When I met Stephen, I had a house and a loft apartment in LA and a good career. When I left him I walked away with 936 dollars in a bank.”
The split appeared a bitter one, with tales of extramarital affairs, abuse and drug usage making front page news in the months following the separation.
The iconic 90s girl band are currently halfway through their hugely anticipated thirteen date run of arena shows titled Spice World 2019 Tour.
The romantic engagement will come as some light relief for the group, after the opening dates of the tour were hit with sound issues, with some fans reportedly leaving due to being unable to hear the songs properly.
Spice Girls will play two shows at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena next, before gracing stages in Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.