Mel C splits from boyfriend of ten years, Thomas Starr
00:54 GMT, 9 July 2012
Melanie Chisholm has split from her long-term partner.
The Spice Girl, 38, and Thomas Starr, 45, were together for ten years and have a three-year-old daughter, Scarlet.
The Sun reported today that a spokesperson for Mel C had confirmed the split.
The singer met the property developer during a holiday in Barbados in 2002, and have been together ever since.
Split: Mel C and her boyfriend Thomas Starr, pictured together in May, have broken up after ten years
Early signs The singer hinted at entering a 'new chapter' during an interview a few weeks ago
They shared a home in north London and welcomed daughter Scarlet in February 2009.
Only a few weeks ago, Mel discussed her relationship in an interview with Good Housekeeping.
'I’d like my house to be run with military precision, but unfortunately someone else live there – a man!' she said.
'So he scuppers that. We’re probably a good combination, though, because he’s very spontaneous and I like to be organised.'
Family: the couple have a three-year-old daughter, Scarlet
But she also hinted at a new chapter in her life, adding: 'This year a new door has opened for me, and I’m curious to know what’s going to happen next.
'But doing this feels like my life has gone full circle and I’m back to my original passion – performing.'
Mel recently reunited with the Spice Girls to promote their upcoming musical Viva Forever, and is currently appearing on ITV show Superstar, though reviews so far have been less than stellar.
Working mother: Mel is currently starring on ITV's Superstar