Mel B has been praised by viewers after breaking down in tears during an emotionally raw chat on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
The Spice Girl, who has been known for her bold and bawdy attitude, was seen struck silent as she was quizzed about her failed relationships, her suicide attempts and her fellow band members.
But the moment that caused her to break down was her final memory of her dad, and how she regrets cutting him out of her life for then-husband Stephen Belafonte.
Choking up and struggling to talk, she told the presenter: ‘I felt really bad, because I hadn’t seen him in so long and then I see him like that, I felt really bad and I felt really angry at my ex-husband and I felt really bad for my kids.’
‘I’ve always felt bad, but I couldn’t tell him,’ the singer continued. ‘Right before, I said to him “You can go now because I have to go and divorce this monster” and he just looked at me and took his last breath.’
Mel credits her final moments with her dad, who passed away in March 2017, as the motivation she needed to leave husband Stephen Belafonte – triggering one of the most complicated and divorces in recent celebrity history.
‘That [Dad’s last message] gave me the strength, because I’d said it to my dad, so now I have to do it. I just wish he was here, to see him one more time and all that sort’ve stuff.
‘If only I had got out of that relationship sooner, I could’ve spent more time with him, more time with my family, dnd not damaged everything in the process.
‘But at least I got to see him, and he gave me that strength.’
Viewers were stunned at the star’s candid honesty, and praised her for not holding back.
Mel’s Life Stories episode has been anticipated for months after it was revealed back in March that she had let slip that she had a sexual relationship with Geri Halliwell (now Horner) while in the Spice Girls.
She also labelled Victoria ‘a bit of a b***h’ in another funny moment when she discussed the band’s dynamic, admitting she was ‘gutted’ that Posh spice wouldn’t be on tour with them.
In other candid moments, Mel opened up about having a breast enlargement, shutting down Piers Morgan for referring to it as a ‘boob job’, as well as other ‘nips and tucks’.
She also shut down discussion about her sexuality, saying she refused to be labelled, and confessed she kept the tattoo of her ex-husband’s name (which she had cut out of her by a surgeon) in a cupboard in her house.
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories is available on ITV Player now.
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