Mel B’s daughter Phoenix has opened up about her mum’s abuse claims and revealed she used to blame herself.
The Spice Girl appeared on Lorraine where she talked about her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, following her split from Stephen Belafonte.
And while she was chatting to the host, the 43-year-old was surprised with a heartbreaking statement from her 20-year-old daughter.
Speaking in a pre-recorded clip, Phoenix opened up about the allegations, and how she tried to support her mum through the hard times.
She said: ‘It was pretty hard watching my mum got through that and being in that situation with everything that went down in my family.
‘You know we grow up pretty fast.’
The proud daughter added: ‘Every kid going through a traumatic experience would blame themselves because they feel somewhat responsible, because that’s your mum, that’s your family and you only get one.
‘So when you’re trying to do everything in your power to help them, and you can’t, and you’re helpless you’re like, “damn, this is partly my fault.”
‘But it’s never the kid’s fault.’
Phoenix added: ‘It wasn’t easy but I had my family and I have stayed pretty strong. Having my mum as Scary Spice, Mel B you can’t be a wimp.
‘My mum is such an independent woman, it shocks me she can just be amazing on TV and be so nervous but you wouldn’t even think – she’s a natural.’
She concluded: ‘She’s a good mum and a good friend, and I love you and you’re doing great.’
Mel was touched by her daughter’s words, and explained how they both have a good relationship.
‘Phoenix did see a lot,’ she claimed before adding: ‘When you’re in that kind of relationship it affects everyone around you.’
‘I think it’s important we shed light on things like this. It is an epidemic and it’s not getting any better.’
The Wannabe hitmaker affirmed: ‘It is in baby steps, but the more we talk about it, the more we can crack down on it.’
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