Mel turns Dis­ney mum af­ter coke scan­dal

Mickey and Min­nie were on hand to help

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With friends fear­ing Mel B is spi­ralling out of con­trol, and es­tranged hus­band Stephen Be­la­fonte ac­cus­ing her of tak­ing co­caine in front of her kids, the for­mer Spice Girl was in need of some good PR last week.

So, it was pretty handy that pho­tog­ra­phers were there to cap­ture her in mum mode as she took her three daugh­ters, Phoenix, 18, An­gel, 11, and Madi­son, six, to Dis­ney­land.

“Mel is do­ing ev­ery­thing she can to show that her kids are her main pri­or­ity,” an in­sider re­veals. “That’s why she set up the fam­ily trip to Dis­ney­land, and has got a lot of other fun things planned. Her mum, An­drea, is com­ing over to help and friend Sharon Os­bourne is lend­ing a hand, too. She wants to show the world that Stephen’s claims couldn’t be fur­ther from the truth and that she’s a hard-work­ing sin­gle mother do­ing her best to pro­vide for her chil­dren.

“She’s been work­ing flat out on Amer­ica’s

Got Tal­ent and now it’s fin­ished, she’s con­cen­trat­ing on her kids and mak­ing sure they’re happy.

“She feels ter­ri­ble about how much this di­vorce is af­fect­ing them, so she’s try­ing to cre­ate a happy en­vi­ron­ment.”

Mel and Stephen sep­a­rated in March af­ter ten years to­gether and their di­vorce quickly turned nasty, with the 42-year-old re­al­ity judge ac­cus­ing him of do­mes­tic abuse. Last week, Stephen claimed in a new le­gal dec­la­ra­tion that Mel had bat­tled a co­caine and al­co­hol ad­dic­tion, which im­pacted on their mar­riage and her abil­ity to care for her chil­dren. He backed up his claims with texts be­tween him­self, Mel and mar­riage ther­a­pist Dr Charles So­phy.

The cou­ple are in court as they try to sort out the di­vorce fol­low­ing is­sues over money and cus­tody. Stephen said, “The big­gest rea­son for my con­cern with re­spect to the safety of the chil­dren was due to the Pe­ti­tioner’s ha­bit­ual and con­sis­tent ad­dic­tion to, and abuse of,co­caine and al­co­hol.”

In­sid­ers say Mel just wants the di­vorce to be over, so she can get on with her life. “She knew Stephen would sling mud dur­ing this process and she was pre­pared for it,” our source adds. “Hav­ing the re­cent drug-tak­ing claims come out has been dev­as­tat­ing and she was mor­ti­fied. She’s gone into over­drive now, mak­ing sure she’s seen pub­licly be­ing there for her kids and be­ing the op­po­site of what Stephen claims she is.”

Mel with daugh­ters An­gel and Madi­son Some­one tell Mel Dis­ney­land is fun

Stephen claims Mel had a drugs habit

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