The first husband of Mel B says people should not feel sorry for her over her bitter divorce battle.
“Does she really think all these man are wrong and she isn’t? We are talking about a woman who had three children with three different men.”
Jimmy, 49, fathered Mel’s daughter Phoenix, now 18, after they met when he was a dancer for the Spice Girls.
He continued to the UK Mirror “The birth of our daughter was like a fairy tale, my biggest high.”
But the couple started to have problems and Jimmy claims they embarked on counselling in a bid to make things work.
‘We called in a mediator but that didn’t work either,’ claims Jimmy.‘The rose tinted glasses were gone. Then we had to go back to work. Mel started her solo career and I arranged the creative stuff for her. I am not the kind of person who gives up easily and wanted to talk things over.‘We were supposed to go to Thailand to save our marriage, but Mel wanted a lot of people to come with us. She just didn’t want me there. The next day she called me saying; “yeah, you better call a lawyer”.’
Jimmy was awarded £500,000 but claims the divorce nearly broke him.
He said: “I was said to be the bad guy – ‘Gold Card Jimmy’ who couldn’t keep her satisfied. It was horrible, the power of celebrity. What good is cash when you’re emotionally dying?”