Mel B Is Raising 'Amazing' and 'Lovely' Kids by Showing Them 'Lots of Love and Respect,' Says the Star
Melanie "Mel B" Brown has made one thing clear: she is on the market
Melanie “Mel B” Brown is happily rocking life as a single mom.
“My kids are great. [They’re] 18, 10 and 5,” the America’s Got Talent judge told reporters after a taping of the show. “They’re all doing amazing and they’re all lovely.”
“I just make them all listen to me,” she said. “And they don’t always do.”
Brown added, “I was a single parent for a long time with Phoenix, so I kind of learned that way, and moms always know best.”
Phoenix, 18, is Brown’s daughter from her first marriage, to dancer Jimmy Gulzar. Brown and Gulzar split about a year after Phoenix was born. Earlier this year, she filed for divorce from her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte after 10 years of marriage.
The 42-year-old singer admits that there is no one rule when it comes to parenting as a single mom.
“There’s no advice that I could give. Every mother, every parent is different,” Brown said. “The number one rule is you show your kid lots of love and respect, and you treat your kid how you want them to treat other people.”
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Brown also joked that she’s “so happy to be single right now” after a group of hunky a capella singers from the Air Force Academy finished their rendition of “Some Nights” on Monday night’s quarterfinal episode of America’s Got Talent.
When she’s not parenting, Brown likes to meditate and work on the art of Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.
“I do a lot of Reiki,” she said. “I listen to a lot of guided meditation, chakras and all that kind of stuff.”