Mel B and sister Danielle Brown are now closer than ever after the pair finally mended their relationship following the Spice Girls split from ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
Scary Spice and her family didnt speak for years while she was married to the US producer.
Appearing on This Morning this week, the sisters discussed finally putting the rift that ripped their family apart behind them.
Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Mel claimed she was cut off from friends and family because of the coercive relationship she was in.
Recalling one instance where Stephen tried to drive a wedge between them, she alleged her ex made her repeat word for word to her family what he was telling her to say.
Mel said she told her family, “I dont want to have any contact with you which is not even my words for me to say to my mum and my sister.”
She went on, “If I dont say it like this there is going to be a big argument and a big fight and I didnt want that to keep on happening. Even though it had been happening constantly for ten years. So I had to pick my battles and for me to be isolated from my family was a battle I constantly battled with, but I always lost.”
Mel went on, “And so to be able to admit that and then start to mend our relationship has been quite a healing process, because I did get divorced about two-and-a-half years ago and there was a lot of apologising that I had to do, especially to my sister and my mum.”
Danielle said people would tell her Mel looked fine when they saw her on TV, but she knew deep down that her sister wasnt happy.
“But you just know when its your sister, the blankness in her eyes. Her eyes to me always looked dead, so youd know deep-down that shes not that happy,” she said.
The pair then discussed rekindling their relationship after 10 years, admitting it hasnt always been easy.
Danielle revealed, “Its up and down, its a rollercoaster because its a ten-year gap of no contact at all and a lot has been said and done and happened in ten years, but I think were good… Were probably closer now because of it.”
Mel said its heartbreaking to think she missed out on 10 years with her sister, her mum and also her sisters kids.