Stephen Belafonte has responded to Melanie “Mel B” Brown’s divorce petition.
According to documents obtained by “Extra,” Belafonte is asking for an undetermined amount of spousal support and to have his legal fees paid.
The 41-year-old also wants joint physical and legal custody of their daughter.
Mel B filed for divorce March 20, and asked the court to deny Belafonte spousal support. She initially asked for joint custody of their child as well, but later asked for sole physical and legal custody when she filed a restraining order against her husband.
The “America’s Got Talent” judge listed their separation as Dec. 28, but Belafonte says they separated March 1.
In recent court documents Mel accused Belafonte of physical abuse, extortion and impregnating their nanny. Stephen “vehemently denies” her allegations, saying they are “outrageous” and “unfounded.”