Scary Spice finally gets her Mr Nice

Hairdressers make the best boyfriends apparently

Mel B

by Charlotte Oliver |
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She’s had her fair share of heartache, after an extremely public and bitter divorce battle from second husband Stephen Belafonte.

But apparently, Mel B has a reason to smile again, as she’s finally found a good guy in new boyfriend Rory McPhee.

According to reports, the Spice Girl has been seeing hairdresser Rory on and off for two years, but they only made things official last month, stepping out together as a couple at a friend’s wedding.

And friends say Mel “hasn’t stopped smiling” since.

Last month, the 44 year old said she was “single and happy” on her podcast The Truth Flirts, adding that she was open to finding love again.

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She told listeners, “I’m a big lover of love. Whoever I fall in love with, I fall in love with. I’m single and happy right now, but if it happens, it happens.”

But while she’s publicly footloose and fancy free, friends say Mel’s had her eye on Rory – who owns a salon in Leeds – and now, she’s ready to take things to the next level.

This comes as she recently revealed that she’d swapped Hollywood for Leeds, having moved back into her mum’s house with children Phoenix, 20, Angel, 12, and eight-year-old Madison.

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There’s no denying that Mel has been unlucky in love over the years, with doomed relationships with first husband Jimmy Gulzar and actor Eddie Murphy [Angel’s dad] among her most heartbreaking.

But it was her second marriage, which ended in 2017, that hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as Mel accused Stephen of domestic abuse and sexual assault (which he’s strongly denied).

Since then, she’s been linked to singer James Arthur and Snow Patrol bass player Paul Wilson – and she’s also spoken publicly of her secret fling with Geri Horner during their Spice Girls heyday.

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But, according to friends, Mel seems more settled than ever with 31-year-old Rory.

“Mel and Rory have been friends for years,” an insider revealed last week. “Sparks flew between them a couple of years ago, but they have upped the ante by going public. At the wedding, they looked so happy.”

Deny it all you want, Mel, but there’s no doubt you’re smilier than ever, plus your hair’s looking great.

Coincidence? We think not.

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