[Ed. – What a guy!]
The Spice Girl’s ex-husband Stephen Belafonte – who helped raise Angel during his 10-year marriage to Mel – is trying to persuade a judge to grant him step-parent visitation with the child, whom, he says, ‘has called me dad since she started to talk.’
Mel, 42 – who showed up at LA Superior Court today wearing a green silk shirt, flowered pants, yellow spike heels and a new frizzy hairdo – is vehemently opposing his efforts, refusing to let him see her daughter.
But Belafonte’s lawyer, Grace Jamra, said that she had been trying to reach Murphy, Angel’s biological dad, to discuss Belafonte’s step-parent request but to no avail.
Jamra said she was told by his lawyers that Murphy is simply ‘not interested.’