According to TMZ, the Spice Girls star has also been ordered to cough up a one time payment of $140,000 to cover Stephen’s legal fees, and her mother Andrea has blasted the decision.
She wrote on Twitter: “This would never happen in England disgusted with this news.”
The gossip site claims Stephen’s request for emergency spousal support was granted by a judge in order to help pay for his food, phone and housing costs until the pair eventually work out a final divorce settlement.
The news comes weeks after a a court heard Mel “blew her multimillion Spice Girls’ fortune” when proceedings got underway in her bitter divorce battle.
The singer faced ex Stephen Belafonte, who she says tortured her with years of physical and mental abuse, in court in Los Angeles where it was revealed the pair both have outstanding tax debts after making “improvident” lifestyle choices.
Grace Jamra, representing Belafonte, said: “She wiped out all her Spice Girls’ money, approximately 50 million if not more.”
Reports claim Mel has “just $1258” in one of her company’s bank accounts due to her “extravagant lifestyle”.
A source told the Sunday People: “Mel is an international superstar, still working as a judge on America’s Got Talent, but she only has a small amount of money in the bank, according to Companies House. People may be very surprised.”
The newspaper claims Moneyspider Productions, which she set up in 1997, has just $1258 left in its account.
They also report that Mel was due 20 per cent of Spice Girls Limited’s earnings which were $143,994 as of August 31, 2016.
Jacalyn Davis, representing Mel, said their tax problems were “sustained through improvident lifestyle choices.”
Mel has taken out a temporary restraining order against Stephen, who she says got their nanny pregnant, and claims the abuse was so bad she tried to take an overdose.
And the pop icon, who filed for divorce on March 20, says Stephen subjected her to “multiple physical beatings” and threatened to release a sex tape.
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