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After 10 years of alleged abuse, Stephen Belafonte could be getting an island.

Stephen Belafonte has allegedly subjected his estranged wife Mel B (Melanie Brown) to a decade of physical and emotional abuse, but may walk out of their marriage with more than $8 million and an island.

The former Spice Girl has reportedly told her lawyers to offer Belafonte $8.27 million (£5 million) and their private island in their divorce settlement in an attempt to settle media coverage of their very public marriage breakdown, according to Daily Star.

A source told the UK newspaper the 41-year-old, who is worth a reported $75 million, has offered him the generous dollar amount as well as their holiday home on a lake in Virginia if he agrees to the gag order that would come with the settlement – preventing him from sharing any more details of their private life.

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“Mel wants it done and dusted as quickly as possible to prevent any more harm being done to her kids,” the source told the UK newspaper.

“He wanted double that but he’ll take what’s being offered, because if he gets into a fight with her then her pockets are much deeper than his.”

These reports come after it was claimed Belafonte planned to bring the nanny he allegedly had an affair with to court to be a witness against his wife, the Mirror reports.

The pop icon bought their retreat on a Virginia lake for about $1.65million (£1 million) as a birthday present to Belafonte in 2014.

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Stephen and Mel in 2016. (Image: Getty.)

It seems Brown is willing to give that up, along with millions of pounds, but is not prepared to budge when it comes to custody of their five-year-old daughter.

While the X-Factor Australia judge is attempting to gain sole custody of Madison, Stephen is pushing for shared parental duties, The Sun reports.

In Brown's restraining order application, she claimed Belafonte forced her into threesomes with "random women" and blackmailed her with footage he had secretly filmed.

He was also allegedly violent, beating her a number of times.

The couple's divorce proceedings are set to be heard in court later this month. (Image: Getty.)

According to a statement from Belafonte's attorney to TMZ, he "vehemently denies" his ex's allegations.

"When the court determines the truth, it will become clear that this entire charade was nothing more than a smear campaign intended to cover up Ms. Brown's own conduct during the marriage in light of her current involvement with a family television show and in an effort to unfairly gain leverage both financially and with respect to custody of the children," the statement read.

A hearing on the temporary restraining order is scheduled for Los Angeles Superior Court on 24 April.

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