Mel C splits from partner Starr
Mel C has split from her partner of 10 years, property developer Thomas Starr.
The 38-year-old Spice Girl - real name Melanie Chisholm - and Starr, 45, have a three-year-old daughter Scarlet together and shared a home in north London.
A spokeswoman for Mel, aka Sporty Spice confirmed the split to The Sun.
The singer had worked hard to keep her relationship out of the public eye.
Speaking about balancing her work with looking after her young daughter, Mel recently told the Press Association: "Luckily I have lovely people that help me look after Scarlet and her dad's around a lot as well. So I think it's just like any working mum, trying to fit stuff in. You just have to be organised. That's the key."
The Turn To You singer - who previously starred on stage in Blood Brothers - is taking on the lead role of Mary Magdalene in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new revival of Jesus Christ Superstar later this year.
She is currently performing at festivals around Europe with her latest solo album.