Mel B Moves Her Family Back To LA

February 20, 2013, 9:46 amJody Phan | FAMOUS

X Factor judge Mel B is moving out of her Sydney home and relocating back to Los Angeles.

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Mel B’s love affair with Australia has been put on hold as she moves her family back to LA after living in Sydney for the past few months.

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The X Factor judge has been living in a Vaucluse house along with her three children since December last year. According to the Daily Telegraph, Mel flew back to LA last week while her husband Stephen Belafonte stayed in Sydney to finalise the move out of their house.

It’s been revealed the former Spice Girl is still under contract with Channel Seven and has signed up to return for another season of X Factor. This means Mel will be flying back and forth from LA to Sydney to film the show.

It’s thought the move has something to do with visa issues. Mel has spoken previously about her love for Australia and her desire to become a citizen. She told the Telegraph, "My kids go to school, my husband and I love all the restaurants and we all love the Sydney lifestyle.

"To get citizenship here does take quite a bit of effort with paperwork, all the legal work and getting the birth certificates. But we really want to get residency."

Mel and her husband Stephen have even invested in local businesses including The Island Bar in Sydney.

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  1. Jauto05:41pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Nicer to make it hard for her than telling her to f... off! What has she got to offer Australia? Can she even make toast?

  2. Yiqi05:38pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Honestly, its people like the ones below me that makes Australia less than desirable for ANY celebrity or anyone frankly to wish to stay in this otherwise, gorgeous country. This tall poppy syndrome is ridiculous, no wonder even home grown stars rather try their chances at Hollywood and perhaps fail than to stay here and be popular. We should be supporting those who represent our country rather than tear them down.

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  3. HaydonB05:23pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The Spice girls were #$%$she cant sing ,so why judge good singers...she could go to Indonesia and get on a boat,that way she gets a house,credit card and residency all thanks to Julia and her corrupt bunch of losers

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  4. Binks05:23pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    There is a God!!!!....Thank goodness for small mercies.

  5. turbo05:12pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I can't stand this woman but sadly she will be back for the x-factor, I read in the Sun newspaper in the UK she has turned down an offer to be a judge on the UK version of the show. Bloody hell!

  6. Lisa04:49pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    come back in a boat Mel and they will pay you to stay seems to be the way

  7. Gerhard04:46pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    some of u peeps need a whack from the reality stick...the reason why Xfactor cannot get such stars as Idol, Stevie Nicks, Ozzy and Blondie is due to money, this is why they chose to scrape the bottom of the barrell with Mel B, Guy whasisname and Nat (shes goddamn hot though) and that Irish dude who is so insignificant i cant for the life even remember his name.....

  8. Barb04:46pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Thank god! See ya!

  9. Betty Swollocks04:21pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Come on Guys , She Was from YORKSHIRE, a Pommie Pudding Maker,

  10. Betty Swollocks04:13pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Mel B, Going, Thank God for that , this woman had no Talent what so ever, and was a Very BAD influence on our young generation , she had nothing to offer Australia, and to think she Was a JUDGE on a Talent show , Judge of what , SCREAMING BIG MOUTH IDIOTS who call what they do as singing, COME now we are better off for her departure, the YANKS can have her,, we get enough YANK #$%$ on T.V. every night, Where has ou Aussy Culture gone ,, So TARRAH Mel B go back to your YORKSHIRE PUDDING, you WILL fit in well,,

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