Mel C is said to be single again after splitting from her boyfriend of seven years, Joe Marshall.
The 48-year-old Spice Girl, mother of 13-year-old daughter Scarlett and former Thomas Starr, has been living with music executive Joe, who is in her 40s, since December 2015.
He also became her manager and the couple moved to North London with Scarlett and his two children.
However, a music industry source told The Sun (07.08.22) on Sunday:
“The little free time that she has been given is devoted to her daughter Scarlett and not much time for relationships.”
The insider added that the divorce was “amicable,” but emphasized that Mel was “not afraid to be single if that’s what you think is best.”
Mel and Joe are known to keep their relationship relatively out of the spotlight, even though they live and raise their children together.
She said of him in a 2016 interview with Closer: I don’t think I’ve ever been in a relationship where someone pushed my back. “
Speaking about his breakup with ex Thomas in 2012, Mel admitted his daughter provided the drive behind the split.
She told Desert Island Discs on Radio 4: It was hard for her to leave her father, but neither she nor I were happy, nor was she the environment I wanted my child to grow up in. “