Spice Girls’ Mel B Is Engaged to Hairstylist Rory McPhee
If you 'Wannabe' the lover of Scary Spice, you gotta propose with a $115,000 diamond ring.
Legendary Spice Girl Melanie Brown aka Mel B is about to make the girl group’s hit song “2 Become 1” a reality. She recently announced her engagement to hairstylist Rory McPhee, and is positively beaming about the question getting popped during a romantic getaway.
“There were rose petals everywhere, a log fire, a hotel,” Brown revealed, during an interview with Ruby Wax on the British television show, Celebrity Gogglebox. “It was very romantic. I love flowers.”
The pop star formerly known as Scary Spice most recently worked with McPhee on the same season of The Masked Singer: Australia. He loves posting behind the scenes footage of his work on Instagram, especially showing off hairstyles of his now-fiancée.
“He said, ‘I love you, you’re my best friend and I want to spend the rest of my life with you,’ ” the celebrity judge added during the interview.
British news reported that the musician was presented with a pear-shaped, champagne-colored engagement ring worth £100,000, or just over $115,000.
The two have been dating for the past three years and met through mutual friends, according to the The Daily Mail. Both Brown and McPhee are from Leeds, England, and run in the same social circles. McPhee is good friends with Brown’s cousin, actor Christian Cooke, and have known each other for several years prior to their officially getting together.
This isn’t the Spice Girl’s first, or even second marriage, however. The 47-year old music icon was previously married to Jimmy Gulzar from 1998 to 2000, as well as Stephen Belafonte from 2007 to 2017. She was also in a relationship with Eddie Murphy.
Brown’s relationship with ex Belafonte was especially tumultuous, and often speaks out about claims of abuse.
So if you “Wannabe” Brown’s lover, you definitely gotta get with her friends. And it seems those closest to Brown appear to be big fans of McPhee, including children from her previous relationships, and even other members of the Spice Girls.
“Mel is so happy and this is such a big deal for her because she has been through such a lot,” a source told The Sun. “It has taken a huge amount for a man to get her to trust him and to believe in love again.”
McPhee was alongside Brown as they attended the wedding of Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz. She is still close friends with Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice.
No date or details have been revealed for the future wedding, but we’re sure this British hairdresser is going to continue to Spice Up Mel B’s life.