I love that this is surprising/news to anyone, but Mel B – yes, Scary Spice from the Spice Girls – dated a woman for four years. Of course, she’s happily married now to a man, but she’s had her fair share of experience with the ladies and, as she rightly asks, so what?
From The Guardian:
Before her relationship with Murphy, she had a relationship with Crista Parker, a woman with children at the same LA school as Phoenix. I tell her she once came out with one of my favourite quotes about sex. What’s that, she asks, warily. “People call me lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual, but I know who’s in my bed and that’s it… I have a huge libido and a great sex life.”
“Which is true,” she says. “Well, I did have a four-year relationship with a woman. But I’ve been very happily married for seven years to a penis. Ha ha! An amazing guy.”
Does he know she refers to him as a penis? “Well, you know what I mean. But I’ve definitely not been shy or been one to hold back. If I wanted to try something, I did. I had a girlfriend. So what?” Last year the former Playboy model Luann Lee claimed Brown followed her into a disabled lavatory for an “intimate moment” while Belafonte waited outside.
Is she in an open relationship? “No, me and my husband are very tight and solid. But I will be the first one to compliment a woman, to say to my husband, ‘Oh my God, look at her legs’; or ‘Doesn’t she look stunning?’ I do think women are gorgeous. Crazy but gorgeous.
Huh, well, fair enough. At the end of the day, again, I’m still not sure why it’s so newsworthy that someone is gay/bisexual/bi-curious/whatever-the-fuck. HELLO, have the media never heard of the Kinsey scale? Christ. Also, it’s a shame Mel feels the need to clarify that she’s happy with a man now – would her husband be threatened if she didn’t demean this past relationship? Whatevs, I still love Mel B. She’s awesome.