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Stephen Belafonte has asked for joint legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter.

Lauren Porter
Apr, 07, 2017

It's been more than two weeks since pop singer Mel B filed for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte and he has finally responded to her petition to end their union.

E! News reports that Belafonte has asked the judge for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison who they welcomed in 2011 during happier times.

The producer also filed a counter petition citing "irreconcilable differences" in reference to why they split and he has also requested that the court terminate spousal support to the former Spice Girl and America's Got Talent Judge

The couple tied the knot in 2007 in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony after dating for only 5 months. 

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According to Mel B--born Melanie Brown--their life as a married couple wasn't a happily ever after after all. 

When Brown filed for divorce in March, she also asked for a restraining order, wanting to the 41-year-old to stay away from their home and her three children. 

Since her filing, the British-born beauty claims she experienced years of physical abuse at the hands of Belafonte, he attempted to sexually exploit her, he tried to control her finances and much more