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Mel B, Stephen Belafonte Divorce Breakthrough ... Family Therapy

3/23/2017 12:50 AM PDT
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0322-melb-stephen-belafonte-tmz-2Mel B and Stephen Belafonte took an enormous step Wednesday to ratchet down the anger in their divorce ... we've learned the 2 of them along with their kids went for a family therapy session.

Sources connected with Mel B and Stephen tell TMZ, they drove separately to Mulholland Estates to the home of Dr. Charles Sophy, Mel's longtime psychiatrist. They each drove separately and their 3 kids -- ages 5, 9 and 18 -- drove in a third car with the nanny.

Sophy is a leading psychiatrist in Hollywood, treating scores of celebs. He was a big part of the Michael Jackson molestation trial.

We're told this was the first family session and it's a breakthrough because up to this point in the breakup, a family session would have been out of the question. Our sources say both Mel B and Stephen really want to make sure their kids are ok.

Stephen Belafonte Still Has Mel B on the Brain

3/22/2017 7:50 AM PDT

0322-main-stephen-belafonte-mega-akm-02Mel B's husband, Stephen Belafonte, is following her lead and still rocking his wedding ring, but it's not stopping him from chatting up a mystery woman ... who had shades of his estranged wife. 

Stephen then hit the liquor store before heading to the Beverly Hills Hotel and Serafina in WeHo -- where he's an owner -- he was spotted chatting up a Mel B look-alike at dinner.  She's even wearing the same shade of nail polish as MB.

The 'AGT' judge filed for divorce Monday after separating in December.

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Mike Epps' Ex I Need $109k/Mo. ... This Life Is Expensive!!

3/21/2017 6:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0321_mike_and-michelle-epps-tmzMike Epps' estranged wife is asking him to fork over six-figures every month to support the fam ... according to new docs.

Mechelle Epps claims Mike makes $3.5 million a year, but recently cut her off from bank accounts and credit cards, leaving her high and dry with zero income. She says Mike never wanted her to work during their marriage, and now she can't land a job because she's too old at 36.

In the docs, Mechelle says she spends several thousand bucks a month on shoes and clothes for their 10 and 12-year-old girls. Plus, the girls have to get their hair braided at an "expensive salon" ... not to mention food, vacations and $72k per year for private schooling.

Mechelle says her mom handles nanny duties for a mere $3,500 monthly, plus another $600 to cover Mom's Mercedes.

According to the docs, $109,036 per month from Mike should cover everything. Mechelle also wants sole possession of their house. He filed for divorce in January 2016, but they've yet to reach a final settlement.

Mel B My Mind's Getting Divorced ... My Hand Still LOVES This Ring

3/21/2017 1:40 PM PDT
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0321-mel-b-ring-photos-launchMel B's left hand, with a massive diamond attached to it, doesn't look like it's totally in sync with her on divorcing Stephen Belafonte.

Mel was out and about in L.A. Tuesday ... still flashing the 7 carat, $300k wedding ring upgrade Stephen got for her back in 2014.

According to the divorce docs she filed Monday, the couple's been separated since December ... so the breakup is hardly fresh.

Maybe this is a sign: Stephen goes, but the ring stays.

Jay Mohr Divorce Nikki's Got a Drug Problem, Fears for Son

3/21/2017 12:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0321-jay-mohr-nikki-cox-TMZ-GETTY-01Jay Mohr just filed new docs alleging his estranged wife's drug problem makes her an unfit parent, so he wants sole physical custody of their son.

Jay's docs paint a dangerous picture of estranged wife Nikki Cox. He says their 5-year-old son is regressing in ways we will not describe in this post.

Jay says Nikki has done things that have put the boy at risk, including giving him a double dose of flu medicine that caused the boy to vomit in his sleep.

He says Nikki does not set boundaries, letting the child watch cartoons and eat candy at 2 AM.

Jay says Nikki abuses drugs to the point she sometimes doesn't leave her room for days at a time, and he says she's threatened to take her life on at least 2 occasions.

And there's this ... Jay says in January, Nikki told him she thought she was pregnant, but he says it couldn't be his because he's azoospermic.

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Mel B What I Really Really Want Is a Divorce

3/20/2017 4:42 PM PDT
Breaking News

0320-mel-b-divorce-tmzMel B is divorcing her husband of almost 10 years ... Stephen Belafonte, and it's been months in the making.

Mel reportedly filed her divorce petition, citing irreconcilable differences -- and according to the docs they've been separated since December 28, 2016.

She and Stephen got married back in June 2007 after only 5 months of dating. They have one daughter, 5-year-old Madison ... and Mel is asking for joint custody.

The Spice Girls singer and 'AGT' judge also wants the court to terminate any spousal support to Belafonte. People first reported the split.

Brian Banks Exonerated Football Star Getting Divorced

3/18/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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Sad news for Brian Banks -- the football player who was famously wrongly convicted of rape is divorcing his wife less than 2 years after they tied the knot. 

Banks made headlines for battling his way into Atlanta Falcons training camp in 2013 after spending 5 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. His story is reportedly in the works to become a big Hollywood movie. 

Banks married Emanuela Marinova in May 2015 -- but things have apparently fizzled ... both sides have filed for divorce. 

No kids. No major community property. No word on why they split. 

Ben Affleck Jennifer's Got My Back

3/15/2017 9:47 AM PDT

0315_ben_afleck_jen_garner_x17-swipeBen Affleck's support system is right in front of him ... literally.

Ben and Jennifer Garner were out Wednesday in Santa Monica just 1 day after Ben announced he completed rehab.

As we reported, their divorce is still full steam ahead ... but they are serious co-parents who not only get along ... they still support each other.

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Tarek & Christina El Moussa Meet With Famous Life Coach For Conscious Uncoupling

3/14/2017 4:52 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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Tarek and Christina El Moussa are trying to pull a Gwyneth Paltrow-Chris Martin kinda split, and they got a life coach to get the ball rolling.

Sources close to the divorcing "Flip or Flop" stars tell us they had dinner Monday with Tim Storey in Orange County to talk about their split. We're told the sit-down was Tarek's idea, because Tim's been helping him cope with the divorce. 

Tarek wanted to bring Christina in to the mix to discuss their co-parenting and friendship, and they didn't record the meeting for the show. We're told the goal is NOT to get back together ... like, at all.

Storey's resume is impressive ... having worked with Robert Downey Jr., Kanye West, and Charlie Sheen. He even had a guest spot with Oprah.

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Billy Bob Thornton Don't Stop Hubby Tattoos, Angie ... Just Get Creative

3/14/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Billy Bob Thornton doesn't think Angelina Jolie should stop getting tattoos that tie her to her exes -- 'cause she can always rework 'em ... like she did with his.

We got BBT Monday in Bev Hills, where he gave us his advice on what Angie should do with her huge back tatt, which was supposedly meant to "bind" her to Brad Pitt ... prior to the split.

0313_angelina_jolie_tattoos_splashShe's already removed and replaced her infamous "Billy Bob" arm tat from when they were together, but the Brad ink's gonna be more complicated to put in her rearview.

Not to worry though -- Billy's got a solution.

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Darius McCrary Wife Files for Divorce Fears for Daughter

3/13/2017 4:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0313_Tammy-Brawner-Darius-McCrary-tmz-instagramDarius McCrary's wife is divorcing him, and wants the judge to keep him away from their infant daughter until he gets help for booze, drugs and rage.

Tammy Brawner filed in L.A. citing irreconcilable differences, and made it clear she has serious concerns about 1-year-old Zoey's safety. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Tammy says she wants Darius to "attend alcohol/drug abuse and batterers' intervention classes."

She wants his visitation rights cut off until the "Family Matters" star provides proof he's completed a treatment program.

Not shockingly, Tammy wants legal and physical custody of Zoey. She's also asking for spousal support.

We broke the story ... the exes both have restraining orders against each other, with each claiming to be a victim of spousal abuse.

Joe Biden's Son Calls a Halt to Divorce Nastiness ... Publicly, At Least

3/9/2017 9:12 AM PST

0309-hunter-kathleen-biden-getty-3Hunter and Kathleen Biden just turned down the volume on their nasty divorce ... according to new legal docs.

Joe Biden's son and daughter-in-law filed docs Wednesday -- obtained by TMZ -- calling for a stay of litigation in their divorce proceedings ... which means they're putting down their swords until they can "amicably and privately" reach a settlement.

It's a complete 180 from last week when we reported that Kathleen filed docs accusing Hunter of blowing all their money on booze, drugs, hookers and gifts for other women. He fired back with docs of his own demanding any proof SHE had cheated.

The new filing makes it clear they're trying to follow the Gwyneth Paltrow-Chris Martin "conscious uncoupling" playbook ... instead of taking the nuclear option.

The judge still has to approve their request, but that's a formality.

Scarlett Johansson No More Guessing ... I'm Getting Divorced

3/7/2017 6:31 PM PST
Breaking News

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Scarlett Johansson filed to divorce Romain Dauriac ... her husband of just over 2 years.

Scarlett filed divorce docs in NYC on Tuesday, and she's asking for primary custody of their daughter, Rose ... according to the NY Post.

Romain reportedly plans to fight for custody of Rose ... which could set up an ugly court battle. He's French and his attorney told the Post he plans to move back there.

There's been speculation for months about their marital status. Scarlett announced early this year they had actually separated last summer -- but then they were photographed together in January, and seemed ... congenial.

We've reached out to Scarlett's reps ... but no word back.

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