‘She’s not afraid to be single’: Mel C ‘SPLITS from her music producer boyfriend Joe Marshall’ after seven years together
Mel C has reportedly split from her long-term boyfriend Joe Marshall.
The Spice Girl, 48, began dating the music producer in 2015 – with the pair even living together in North London.
But it has been claimed that the star is ‘not afraid to be single’, as busy schedules appear to have got in the way of her romance.
Breakup: Mel C, 48, has reportedly split from her producer boyfriend Joe Marshall after seven years together
According to The Sun, a source explained that her free time is limited, with Mel hoping to spend any she does have with daughter Scarlet, who she shares with her property developer ex Thomas Starr.
The source detailed: ‘Mel has an incredibly busy career between her book deal, DJ-ing and other plans.
‘The little free time she does have is devoted to her daughter Scarlett, and that doesn’t leave much time for a relationship.’
Long-term: She began dating the music producer in 2015 – with the pair even living together in North London
They said the split was an amicable one, but added: ‘Mel is not afraid to be single if she thinks it’s for the best.’
MailOnline have contacted representatives of Mel C for comment.
Mel and Joe are known for keeping their relationship under the radar, despite living together – with the singer acting as a step-mum to his two daughters.
The songstress began dating the music executive in December 2015, and after their romance went from strength-to-strength she also made him her manager.
Busy: A source explained to The Sun: ‘Mel has an incredibly busy career between her book deal, DJ-ing and other plans’
The brunette said of Joe in a 2016 interview with Closer: ‘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.’
Previously referencing her breakup with ex Thomas in 2012, Mel admitted that it was her daughter who provided the push to do it.
Talking on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the Wannabe hitmaker said: ‘I make big decisions. Leaving her dad was hard but I wasn’t happy and she wasn’t happy, and it wasn’t the environment I wanted my child to grow up in.’
Exes: She shares one daughter with her property developer ex Thomas Starr, who she was with for around a decade (pictured in 2010)