Heart­bro­ken Mel B and Heidi join forces

The em­bat­tled besties es­cape their exes

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They’re both em­broiled in bit­ter break-ups, but life was a beach for Mel B and Heidi Klum as the two gal pals en­joyed a day on the sand in Mal­ibu last week.

In match­ing sun­dresses and iden­ti­cal grins, the two

Amer­ica’sGotTa­lent judges ap­peared not to have a care in the world as they sat by the sea with their small army of chil­dren, plus Mel’s mum Andrea Brown and a few close friends.

The girly gath­er­ing comes as the Spice Girl gears up for an ugly court bat­tle with her hus­band of 10 years, Stephen Be­la­fonte, 42. She’s ac­cused the film pro­ducer of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and cheat­ing, while he claims the singer abused drugs and al­co­hol in front of her daugh­ters, Phoenix, 18, An­gel, 10, and Madison, six.

“I now know, bet­ter late than never, that there is so much more to life than find­ing some­one who will want you,” an emo­tional Mel, 42, posted on so­cial me­dia last week. “Know your worth and never set­tle for less than you de­serve.”

Mean­while, new de­tails have emerged sur­round­ing Heidi’s sepa­ra­tion from her boyfriend of three years, Vito Schn­abel, with the rev­e­la­tion the art dealer was ar­rested for the “distri­bu­tion and man­u­fac­ture of a con­trolled sub­stance”, al­legedly magic mush­rooms, at the Burn­ing Man mu­sic fes­ti­val in Ne­vada last month.

Vito, 31, has pleaded not guilty, but faces up to five years in prison if con­victed. It’s thought the ar­rest was the fi­nal straw for Heidi, 44 – who’s mum to Leni, 13, Henry, 12, Jo­han, 10, and Lou, eight – af­ter per­sis­tent ru­mours of his in­fi­delity.

“Drugs are not some­thing she tol­er­ates, es­pe­cially when it comes to her kids,” tells a source close to the Ger­man­born beauty. “She be­lieved him when he said he was never un­der the in­flu­ence when her kids were around, but she’s not pre­pared to give him an­other chance.”

For­tu­nately, Heidi’s found so­lace in her friend­ship with fel­low sin­gle mum Mel, who was her date for the re­cent MTV Video Mu­sic Awards. The Spice Girl refers to the su­per­model as her “part­ner in crime” and “big sis­ter”.

“When Mel’s di­vorce got nasty, Heidi took her un­der her wing and even lent her money,” re­veals an in­sider. “Mel raved that she’d be lost with­out her – she prob­a­bly would’ve had a break­down. Now it’s Mel’s turn to coun­sel Heidi through the bad blood.”

Mean­while, there’s an­other sin­gle model on the Amer­ica’s

GotTa­lent block, with the rev­e­la­tion last week that host Tyra Banks has bro­ken up with her boyfriend of five years, photographer Erik Asla. The pair – who met on

Nor­way’sNex­tTopModel – re­port­edly strug­gled to make their re­la­tion­ship work af­ter the ar­rival of son York – born via a sur­ro­gate 21 months ago – and Erik, 52, has now moved out of 43-year-old Tyra’s Los Angeles man­sion.

“It came drama-free and they’re co-par­ent­ing their young son,” re­ports a source.

Re­gard­less, with Tyra reg­u­larly ap­pear­ing in both Mel and Heidi’s so­cial me­dia, we ex­pect to see this trio of strong solo mums team­ing up for a girl-power bond­ing ses­sion any day now!

VITO STEPHEN All smiles in Mal­ibu, it looks like ev­ery­thing is gonna be all white for Heidi and Mel. From left: Leni, Henry and Heidi leave the beach with Mel’s girls Madison and An­gel, with the Spice Girl’s mum Andrea in tow.

Son-soaked! Henry lays a wet one on Heidi. Tyra wasn’t bank­ing on a break-up, but she and Erik have agreed to keep things am­i­ca­ble for York (right). THE AGT TEAM I’ll race you, Mum! Cute Madison keeps Mel on her toes.

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