Melanie “Mel B” Brown has been ordered to pay her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte $40,000 per month in temporary spousal support, PEOPLE confirms.
The singer, 42, filed for divorce in March after nearly 10 years of marriage and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Madison. She also requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support in her filing.
In addition to paying Belafonte, 42, temporary spousal support (which will be retroactive back to May 12, 2017), the judge also ordered the America’s Got Talent judge to pay for $140,000 in attorney fees and forensic fees on Belafonte’s behalf, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
In April, Brown filed for a temporary restraining order against her ex and accused him of physically and emotionally abusing her. Brown alleged in her TRO filing that she was “in fear” for her life and that Belafonte’s alleged abuse ramped up when her career was on an upswing.
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