Mel B is reportedly on the verge of offering her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte £5million and a private island as part of their divorce settlement.
But the former Spice Girl, who has alleged a litany of abuse at the hands of her ex over the course of their decade-long union, is said to be insisting that the deal comes with a gagging order, according to the Daily Star.
The newspaper reports that Mel is particularly keen to offload the island she bought – located in the US state of Virginia – for £1million for Stephen’s birthday in 2014, as they have rarely visited the late retreat since.
A source said: ‘Mel wants it done and dusted as quickly as possible to prevent any more harm being done to her kids. She’ll give him £5m plus that bloody white elephant of an island, which was a total waste of money.
He wants double that, but he’ll take what’s being offered because if he gets into a fight with her then her pockets are much deeper than his.’
Mel, who is thought to be worth an estimated £48million is reportedly eager to bring about a rapid end to their decidedly acrimonious battle.