Mel B. is a married woman!
PerezHilton.com can exclusively reveal that the Spice Girl has married her boyfriend, movie producer Stephen Belafonte.
The pair eloped in Las Vegas on June 6th and have kept the news secret until we just broke the story.
"Mel's tried very hard to keep this under wraps, especially with the paternity case against Eddie [Murphy] and everything going on," a source tells us. "She really values her privacy."
Sources also reveal that Mel has taken steps to protect her children. "Yes, they signed a prenup," we've been told.
Mel also "is aware" of Belafonte's checkered past (including arrests). "They've known each other for seven years and were friends before they were lovers," says our source. "Stephen treats her like a queen and she's incredibly happy."
Well, if she's happy we're happy. Just don't want her to get hurt.
Congrats to the "happy" newlyweds!
Update: Mel is currently under the weather but under the care of a doctor, and - sources tell us - she's hoping to be well enough to appear on Larry King Live Thursday night to talk about her new marriage and about her bitter baby battle with Eddie Murphy.
Get well soon. Real soon!
[Image via Mavrix Online.]