MEL B has added to her tattoo collection ahead of her rehab stint.
The America’s Got Talent judge, 43, and her best pal Gary Madatyan got matching words on their forearms, reading: “Love me or leave me alone.”
Mel B has added to her tattoo collection ahead of her rehab stint[/caption]
The America’s Got Talent judge, 43, and her best pal Gary Madatyan got matching words on their forearms, reading: Love me or leave me alone’[/caption]
Mel was pictured grimacing in the tattooists chair while Gary remained straight-faced behind his shades.
The pair arrived at the Beverly Hills studio dressed all in white and holding hands.
Spice Girl Mel recently revealed she is checking into a clinic after battling issues with booze and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A close pal also told how she is “sex-crazed” — and slept with up to three men in one day in the wake of her bitter divorce from Stephen Belafonte.
The pair arrived at the Beverly Hills studio dressed all in white and holding hands[/caption]
Mel showed off the large dragon tattoo on her back[/caption]
Gary remained straight-faced behind his shades[/caption]
Mel will enter a UK-based therapy centre next month — and last night opened up about her battles with alcohol and sex.
The America’s Got Talent star told the Sun on Sunday: “The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me.
“I’ve been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life.
Mel revealed she is checking into a clinic after battling issues with booze and post-traumatic stress disorder[/caption]
Mel is dealing with the fallout from her bitter divorce from Stephen Belafonte[/caption]
“I am being very honest about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on.
“Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol — it is underneath all that.
“I am fully aware I have been at a crisis point. No one knows myself better than I do – but I am dealing with it.
“I have made the decision to go into a proper therapy programme in the next few weeks, but it has to be in the UK because I am very, very British and I know that will work best for me.
Mel admitted she is ‘fully aware I have been at a crisis point’[/caption]
“I am still struggling but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will do.
“I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people.”
Leeds-born Mel, who says she has been “financially battered” following her split from US producer Belafonte, 43, is determined to get well for the sake of her children Phoenix, 19, Angel, 11, and Madison, six.
She has also begun a pioneering psychotherapy course called EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
Mel says she has been ‘financially battered’ following her split from Belafonte[/caption]
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She said: “I have recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. I don’t want to jinx it, but so far it’s really helping me.
“I’m not perfect, and I have never pretended to be.
“But I am working on being a better version of myself for my kids – whom I love more than life itself – and for all the people who have supported me.”
Last year, Mel said in divorce court documents that Belafonte was physically and emotionally abusive.
She also claimed he made her have sex with other women and got their German nanny Lorraine Gilles, 26, pregnant.
He denied being abusive and the pair finally divorced in December.
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