Spice Girls star Mel C ‘splits from boyfriend Joe Marshall after 7 years’

The Spice Girl is said to have ‘amicably’ split with her partner (Picture: Getty/Goff Photos)

has reportedly split from Joe Marshall, her boyfriend of almost seven years.

The Spice Girl and music producer have been together since December 2015, with Joe acting as her manager more recently as their relationship strengthened.

The couple are said to live together in North , along with Mel’s daughter Scarlet, 13, from her relationship with property developer Thomas Starr, and Joe’s two children.

However, apparently busy scheduled pushed the two apart in recent months with Mel ‘not afraid to be single if she thinks it’s for the best’.

An insider said their split was ‘amicable’, with Mel prioritising spending her spare time with Scarlet.

‘Mel has an incredibly busy career between her book deal, DJ-ing and other plans,’ a music industry source said.

The couple, picture here in 2020, had been together since 2015 (Picture: Timmie/GoffPhotos.com)
Mel C’s busy scheule was said to have played a part (Picture: Getty)

‘The little free time she does have is devoted to her daughter Scarlett, and that doesn’t leave much time for a relationship,’ they added to .

The 48-year-old singer has always kept her private life out of the spotlight, rarely speaking about her romance or daughter.

In a one-off comment about Joe, Mel told Closer in 2016: ‘He challenges me but respects and loves me. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a relationship where someone has got my back.’

The singer shares daughter Scarlet with ex Thomas Starr, seen here together in 2010 (Picture: Getty)

Mel has had a busy time of late after being forced to at the end of last year due to Covid, as The Spice Girls get set to of their second album Spiceworld.

The Gogglebox star also and was celebrating former band mate on Saturday with throwback photos, as she teased: ‘Oh the adventures we have had!’

Mel’s hectic year included a DJ set at Glastonbury (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Spice Girls are also gearing up to celebrate 25 years since Spiceworld (Picture: Getty Images)

Recent reports suggested her birthday could be the perfect backdrop , and the group’s first performance together since the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.

Whether or not that has gone ahead remains to be seen, but the band *is* celebrating their unprecedented rise to superstardom.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Mel C for comment.

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