Former Spice, Girl Mel B, has taken seriously drastic measures to cut her ex-husband out of her life… literally. The pair finalised their divorce in November, and since then Mel has decided to get rid of the tattoo of her ex-husband Stephen’s name. However, she decided to take a different route rather than going through rounds of laser surgery.
Because laser removal would have taken some time to get rid of the tattoo, instead she decided to cut out the tattoo all together. The decision to ‘cut out’ the tattoo left the singer with 13 stitches. In 2010 she had a rib cage tattoo which read, ‘Stephen, till death do us part you own my heart.’
She got the word Stephen removed from the tattoo, simply leaving the rest of the words on her body. She spoke to the MailOnline about the decision to get rid of his name in such a drastic way.
‘I wanted the tattoo removed to help close the final chapter on a toxic relationship,’ she told the publication.
‘Even though I’ve taken the steps to remove Stephen’s name from my body, the domestic abuse will forever remain with me.’
In November their divorce was finalised following a bitter court battle where allegations of physical abuse emerged, and Mel also accused Stephen of having an affair with their nanny. It’s been claimed that Mel will have to pay her ex £6.5 million, plus £3.5m from the sale of the home they shared as part of the settlement.