The X Factor judge Mel B: ‘I had a four-year relationship with a woman’

Mel B has opened up about her sexuality – revealing she had a long-term relationship with a woman.

The X Factor judge is has been married to movie producer Stephen Belafonte for seven years. But the onetime Scary Spice has spoken about experimenting with same sex relationships, in an interview with The Guardian.

Mel B with husband Stephen Belafonte

Mel B with husband Stephen Belafonte ( AJM/AJM/EMPICS)

Mel said: “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.

“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?”

But the singer denied she and Stephen are in an open relationship.

She said: “No, me and my husband are very tight and solid. But I will be the first one to compliment a woman, to say to my husband, ‘Oh my God, look at her legs’; or ‘Doesn’t she look stunning?’ I do think women are gorgeous. Crazy but gorgeous.”

Mel B with daughters Phoenix and Angel at the Kid's Choice Awards in 2011

Mel B with daughters Phoenix and Angel in 2011 (APEGA/ABACA USA/Empics)

Mel has three daughters – 15-year-old Phoenix from her first marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar, Angel, seven, from her relationship with actor Eddie Murphy, and three-year-old Madison with Stephen.

Mel, 39, admitted it hurt when she was branded a gold-digger after Eddie Murphy demanded a paternity test when she fell pregnant with Angel. But she revealed they now get on well.

Mel B with attorney Gloria Allred in 2007

Mel B went to court to prove Eddie Murphy was the father of her daughter Angel (Nick Ut/AP)

She said: “We go over there as a family, we have dinners together, everything is fine… now. He’s a great guy. Look, we fell in love with each other, we had a gorgeous child together. Some of my friends don’t even see their exes and they’ve got kids together.”