Mel B’s former nanny Lorraine Gilles displayed a newly shaved head as she walked her dog in Los Angeles, showing the strains of the emotional rollercoaster of the Spice Girl's nasty divorce. RadarOnline.com has the photos of her new look.
The 26-year-old former nanny was horrified when she was dragged into the nasty and very public divorce between Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte and intimate details of her life were made public, an insider told Radar.
While Brown 42, has been in London celebrating the Spice Girls reunion, Gilles is still trying to rebuild her life – even recently suffering an emotional breakdown, friends claimed.
In divorce papers, Brown claimed Gilles became pregnant with Belafonte’s baby but had it aborted, a procedure paid for with her money. In court docs, she called her former nanny a “prostitute” and a “home wrecker.”
However, Gilles – originally from Germany – countered with a defamation lawsuit of her own, saying she had been in a consensual sexual relationship with both Brown and her husband since shortly after meeting them, when she was just 18.
A source close to Gilles alleged: “Mel is all smiles for the Spice Girls reunion but seems to have very quickly forgotten about the distress, pain and havoc she left behind.”
“Lorraine has had an unimaginably awful time over this. She was a private citizen until the divorce got nasty and she was named in the papers, without warning.”
“Mel knew how all this would look when it came out in public.”
Gilles is married herself, and this has put a heavy strain on her relationship with her husband.
“Lorraine shaved her head the other week and has had something of a breakdown. She is easily moved to floods of tears and she worries about going out and being recognized.”
“She’s still in therapy trying to process everything that happened last year. Her friends are worried, but they feel she is making positive steps in the right direction.”
Gilles moved from Germany to Los Angeles to be a nanny for Brown and Belafonte, helping to raise her children Phoenix, 18, from her marriage to Jimmy Gulzar, Angel, 11, her daughter with Eddie Murphy and Madison, six, her daughter with Belafonte.
Belafotne threatened to release a number of graphic videos featuring the singer as part of the divorce battle, which was then settled out of court in December last year. Brown also settled her defamation case with Gilles around the same time.
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