MEL B’s former nanny Lorraine Gilles has been spotted on FaceTime with the star’s ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
It came mere hours after the 45-year-old singer was taunted online by her ex after 30-year-old Lorraine revealed she’s writing a movie about their sex scandal.
In 2017, the nanny alleged that Mel would invite her to have filmed threesomes with herself and Stephen during a seven-year affair.
The blonde beauty was spotted in Beverly Hills yesterday alongside Mel’s former PA Gary – and at one point she was caught FaceTiming 45-year-old Stephen.
Lorraine was beaming as she wore minimal make-up and a tight white sundress for the outing, and chatted to her former boss on the video call.
Earlier this week, an article with the headline: “Mel B’s ex-nanny Lorraine Gilles reveals she’s writing a movie about her wild life… After claiming she had a fling with the Spice Girl” emerged online.
Lorraine added a giant popcorn image to a screenshot of the article as she shared it to her Instagram story, with 45-year-old Stephen re-posting it to his own page.
Tagging his ex-wife, he wrote: “Oooh [poo emoji] @OfficialMelB things might get spicy for you!!”
Stephen went on to add a crying-with-laughter and eyes emoji.
Hours later, the producer shared another cryptic post, this time adding a series of eye emojis as well as one of a mouth zipped shut to a meme.
The meme read: “Sometimes you have to withold good news so it can remain untouched by negativity.”
Mel has not publicly acknowledged news of the film or her ex’s taunts.
The singer was was previously forced to make a payment of £1.8million to German Gilles after labelling her a “prostitute” following a two-year legal battle in her split from Stephen.
The former couple then ultimately agreed that “keeping the matter under wraps was best for all” in a bid to spare further intimate details from being made public.
At the time, Lorraine said she felt “forever hurt and betrayed” by Mel, who she claimed had made her out to be a “conniving and depraved mistress”.
Earlier this month, Mel said that her 10-year relationship with Stephen was an “impossible situation”.
After a whirlwind romance, Mel married Belafonte in June 2007 in Las Vegas and a year later renewed their vows in front of family and friends in Egypt.
On September 1, 2011, Mel gave birth to their daughter Madison. She was already mum to daughters Phoenix, now 22, and Angel, now 13, from previous relationships.
In 2014, cracks began to emerge in their marriage after he was accused of physically assaulting her when she appeared on The X Factor UK’s live Sunday show with bruises and scratches to her face and arms.
She had previously been rushed to hospital a few days before causing her to miss the live X Factor show on the Saturday.
Mel filed for divorce in March 2017, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The star filed for a temporary restraining order from her estranged husband, too, over claims he beat and sexually exploited her, which Stephen has denied.
In August 2018, they reached a settlement which involved the abuse charges being dropped.
Mel has now made a film in collaboration with Women’s Aid about domestic abuse after becoming a patron for the domestic abuse charity.
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Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
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- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, where you call 999 and press ‘55’ if you can’t safely speak.
- Always keep some money or a bank card on you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to move towards an exit if you are inside the house and get your phone in case you need to call for help.
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SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
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