Spice Girl Mel B says final farewell to dad Martin Brown

The singer was supported by former bandmate Emma Bunton as she laid her dad to rest

Mel B was supported by her Spice Girl bandmate as she laid her father to rest.

A funeral for the singer's father Martin Brown was held in Leeds on Friday.

She was supported by pal Emma Bunton and other famous friends, such as Kerry Katona, as she said a final farewell to her dad, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this month, aged 63.

The tragedy has brought 41-year-old Mel back together with her sister Danielle, after the pair fell out years ago.

A source told The Sun: "Mel is finally back in touch with her family and everyone is thrilled. They are working hard to keep relationships positive."

It comes after news broke that Mel will divorce her husband Stephen Belafonte , 41.

The star has wasted no time placing her marital Hollywood Hills house on the market as she plans to “move on as quickly as she can” with her life.

And she is so desperate to move out as soon as possible, that she is leaving most of their designer furniture in the pad.

Mel instructed estate agents to sell their modern looking, lavishly redesigned home for around £7.5million as she jetted out of Los Angeles with her kids.

Friends say she will share the profit of the sale with her ex, but will not then pay spousal support in the long term.

Insiders say Mel is keen to “make a fresh start” in her life, and is mulling over where to live.

She knows she will need a Los Angeles home as both Belafonte and ex Eddie Murphy would have visiting rights to their kids .

However, following talks with friends, she feels a complete step outside of her past is the best way forward.

Source: Mirror