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The incredibly rocky marriage and bitter divorce between former Spice Girl Mel B and Stephen Belafonte finally came to an end after a court approved a generous support agreement.

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It’s clear that times have changed in terms of divorce court battles, as these days more women are having to cough up exorbitant amounts of money to their exes. Like Mary J. Blige before her, the America’s Got Talent judge has been ordered to pay Belafonte $500,000, or $180,000 annually.

TMZ has the full breakdown of the divorce settlement, including what is included in the $500,000 that Belafonte is to receive and just how long Mel B has to pay the amount:

According to new docs filed in the case, Mel B is paying her ex-husband $15,000 per month … and that’s over the next 3 years. That works out to $180k per year, and a total of $540k.

As we reported, they struck a settlement deal in November where they share joint legal custody of their daughter, Madison. What we didn’t know was how much Mel would have to pay. She’s also paying an additional $200k for Stephen’s attorneys’ fees. That payment is due Dec. 20.

If you’ll recall, divorce papers were filed amid scathing accusations, including drug abuse, domestic violence, forced threesomes and infidelity. Hopefully, now that this is all done they can go their separate ways…peacefully.


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