Melanie Brown has confirmed that she had a four-year relationship with a woman.
The Spice Girls star, who had previously been rumoured to have dated women, opened up about the relationship to The Guardian this weekend. She said:
Well, I did have a four-year relationship with a woman. But I've been very happily married for seven years to a penis. Ha ha! An amazing guy. ... I've definitely not been shy or been one to hold back. If I wanted to try something, I did. I had a girlfriend. So what?
The woman in question is believed to be Christa Parker, who has two children at the same LA school Brown's eldest daughter, Phoenix, went to.
The singer is rumoured to have dated Parker before she married her current husband, Stephen Belafonte, in 2007. But she has now seemingly confirmed the relationship.
Mel B had previously opened up about her sexuality after photos emerged of her cavorting on a boat with a female friend earlier this year. (Seen below.)
Speaking to Alan Carr on his chat show last month about women who have same-sex relationships, she said: "Yeah, I was one of those for a few years."
But when asked if she identifies as a lesbian and if she has an open relationship with Belafonte, Brown responded: "I would not call it that. I was just one of those ladies. Now I'm happily married.
"People call me lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual, but I know who's in my bed and that's it. … I have a huge libido and a great sex life."