It has been revealed that Mel B battled a cocaine and alcohol addiction that was so out of control, it impacted her marriage and ability to care for her children.
In legal papers obtained by DailyMail.com, Mel’s estranged husband Stephen Belafonte claims the former Spice Girl had a 'habitual and consistent' addiction to the party drug and alcohol.
The explosive documents were backed up by dozens of text messages between Beverly Hills marriage therapist Dr Charles Sophy, Mel B and Belafonte.
DailyMail.com also alleges that the 42-year-old mum-of-three failed in an attempt to have the explosive documents sealed at a court hearing last week.
Belafonte is said to have stated the real reason her and Mel split was because he feared for the ‘safety’ of their children.
In the declaration, Belafonte, 42, says: 'The biggest reason for my concern with respect to the safety of the children was due to the Petitioner’s habitual and consistent addiction to and abuse of cocaine and alcohol.
'To make matters worse, my fear for the children’s safety was amplified due to the fact that Petitioner had fired the children’s nanny, who had been in the children’s lives sine 2010 and I did not want Petitioner using drugs and drinking around the children especially without anyone else present to care for the children.
'Petitioner’s drinking and drug abuse had been a major issue throughout our marriage and was witnessed by the nanny, the children, and her own therapist, Dr Sophy.'
The texts reveal how Mel agreed to take a daily dose of prescription drug Antabuse to tackle her alcoholism, which according to Dr Sophy, would prove she would be 'safe' around her kids, daughter Madison, who turns six today, Angel, ten, and Phoenix Chi, now 18, the paperwork states.
Antabuse is recognized as a drug used in the treatment of chronic alcoholism by producing an acute sensitivity to ethanol (drinking alcohol), making the user feel the effects of a hangover almost immediately after drinking.
Dr Sophy is also believed to have administered Vivitrol injections every 30 days.
Vivitrol injections are used to prevent relapse in people who became dependent on opioid medicine, as well as the treatment of alcoholism.