Who is Lorraine Gilles? Mel B and Stephen Belafonte’s nanny entangled in affair, abortion and fictitious marriage allegations
MEL B’s divorce from Stephen Belafonte took a turn for the worse when the singer alleged her husband had their nanny pregnant and arranged a fictitious marriage to keep her in the country.
Lorraine Gilles suddenly found herself in the crossfire – with Mel B even get a restraining order against his former employee. Here’s everything we know about her …
Who is Lorraine Gilles?
Lorraine Gilles, 26, has been the nanny of Mel B and Stephen Belafonte for years and has bonded closely with their children.
The German blonde has previously been pictured in a number of Mel and Stephanesocial media snapshots of.
In one photo, she was seen aboard a private jet, while another showed Mel B kissing her on the cheek and wishing her a happy birthday.
Lorraine, who lives with her husband Michael Bleau, 32, event director, in Tarzana, Los Angeles, arrived in the United States from Germany in 2007.
What is his background?
Lorraine signed up on the Happiness in Hospitality website before being recruited in 2009 to care for the children of Mel from previous relationships, Phoenix, now 18, and Angel, 10, and her daughter with Stephen, six-year-old Madison.
However, while things started out well, it didn’t end that way.
Mel claimed her husband got their nanny pregnant before paying Lorraine £ 241,000 for an abortion, though Lorraine denies the case and claims she got pregnant from another man.
Friends have since told the Online Mail that the disclosure of the abortion, which occurred, is “what hurt her the most”, adding: “‘She has been seeing a psychologist for several months now in Los Angeles to try to help her cope . “
Lorraine is she married?
Lorraine is married to event director Michael Bleau, 32.
However, in September it was reported that the the marriage was a sham, organized by Belafonte.
Documents alleged that Michael bought a ring for £ 23 on eBay and no photos were posted on Facebook.
But although Lorraine insists it’s legal, friends say he’s collapsing under the pressure of Mel’s claims that Stephen has her pregnant.
Sources said Online Mail that Lorraine fled to her home country of Germany to spend time with her family after the fallout with Mel and Stephen.
The friend said, “She feels guilty for dragging her husband into this and as a result they argue a lot more. They started counseling to help them get through this.”
What did Lorraine say about Mel’s claims?
Lorraine has filed a defamation complaint against Mel B and is said to be preparing to sue the pop star for “unspecified damages” over the allegations she made.
She has denied Mel B’s claims she was having an affair with Stephen behind her back and claims she took the £ 241,000 to abort ‘her’ baby.
German au pair admitted that she voluntarily participated in threesomes with the couple.
But court documents filed on his behalf read: “At no time did Gilles and Belafonte commit sexual acts without Brown’s knowledge or participation, and at no time did Gilles and Belafonte tell Brown that Gilles was pregnant with Belafonte’s child. “
What did Lorraine Gilles’ family say about Mel B’s accusations?
Lorraine’s sister has denied Mel B’s accusations and said she was NOT having sex with Stephen Belafonte.
Despite Lorraine’s own confession, Jacqueline Baartz, who lives in Germany, refused her brother had a relationship with the director, and also claims that Lorraine was married while working for the struggling couple.
Jacqueline said: “My sister and I are very, very close and I would have known that, trust me.
“She has never been sexually involved with him. I don’t know where it came from. She worked for the family for seven years and had only positive experiences.
“My mom and I went there a few years ago and saw how much they all interacted. I’m shocked to hear about this side of a relationship because it wasn’t the one presented to us.
“She is married now and is trying to get on with her life.”
Did Mel B and Stephen Have a Divorce Agreement?
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte got a divorce December 15, 2017.
The former Spice Girl was not in Los Angeles court to hear the settlement, which would see Stephen “walk away with over £ 8million”.
In the decision, Mel was forced to cover Stephen’s legal fees – which are said to be around £ 180,000 – and agreed to share the proceeds from the sale of the businesses they started during their marriage.
Mel and Stephen will also share custody of their six-year-old daughter, Madison.
The judge ruled that the former lovers, who married in June 2007, must also share in the profits from the sale of their Los Angeles mansion.
Talk to The daily mailStephen continued, “I’m happy. I got everything I wanted. She made me go through the worst hell ever. But now it’s all over, I hope.
Mel then spoke in a cryptic Instagram post., telling fans that she has been “insanely weak” in the past.