This week former Spice Girl Mel B filed for divorce just shy of her 10 year anniversary [click here if you missed that].
According to reports the timing was no accident...
From The Mirror
Mel B ended her turbulent marriage to Stephen Belafonte before they reached their 10th anniversary, preventing him from “living off her money for life”.
Under California law, the courts can award indefinite spousal support if a couple have been wed for more than 10 years, which could have put Mel’s £40million fortune at risk.
Mel, who married in June 2007 and has a daughter, Madison, five, with film producer Stephen, 41, filed for divorce on Monday.
Insiders say she is urging him to “play nicely”.Stephen signed a prenuptial agreement said to be worth $5 million.