Mel B Says Her Fiancé Makes Her Feel ‘More Confident Than Ever’
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Returning America’s Got Talent judge Mel B recently opened up about how confident her fiancé Rory McPhee makes her feel. She contrasted this with how she felt when she was with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
Mel B Says Her Fiancé Makes Her Feel Confident
Mel B has accused her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte of abuse during their 10-year marriage. She told The Sun that Belafonte criticized her appearance when they were together, recalling, “He’d say, ‘You look old’, ‘you look fat’, ‘God, you are ugly’, ‘your arms are flabby’ week in, week out.”
The former Spice Girls star said those comments affected her confidence, adding that “when you look in the mirror, you don’t see a strong, happy woman — you see a reflection of what you’re told, ‘fat, ugly, old . . . worthless’.”
Mel said things are different now that she’s with hair stylist Rory McPhee, who proposed to her last year. The couple is thought to have started dating in 2018.
“It has taken me years but I feel more confident than ever now and I’m with a partner who tells me he loves me and tells me I’m beautiful every day,” Mel shared. “Being with a man who loves me, being with my family, having trusted loving friends, it all helps.”
The Star Wants Her Daughters to Feel Confident
Mel B has three daughters — 24-year-old Phoenix, 16-year-old Angel, and 11-year-old Madison. She told The Sun, “I tell them they are beautiful. I never talk about diets. I talk about health, fitness and strength.”
The singer went on to say that her mother dieted when she was growing up, and “none of them worked.” Mel is more focused on eating healthy and exercising, as she said, “We need to think less about being thin and more about being fit.”
Mel recently posed with her daughter Phoenix in lingerie brand Pour Moi’s Own Your Confidence campaign. The star said she made sure the photos weren’t airbrushed, explaining, “I am real, I am honest and I don’t want to have my waist slimmed or my thighs trimmed.”