Mel B
Mel B just had her “Stephen” tattoo removed from her ribs. Pictured: Mel B attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

Mel B has decided to permanently remove traces of her ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte, from her life.

On Thursday, the Spice Girls member shared a photo of her covered up tattoo that used to mention her ex-husband’s name. “Stephen, till death do us part you own my heart,” the singer’s tattoo once read. But according to People, Mel B underwent surgery to get rid of “Stephen” from her rib tattoo.

The publication noted that Mel B subjected herself to 13 stitches just to cover up Belafonte’s name completely. The “America’s Got Talent” judge will also need laser to minimize the appearance of the incision scar.

“I wanted the tattoo removed to help close the final chapter on a toxic relationship. Even though I’ve taken the steps to remove Stephen’s name from my body, the domestic abuse will forever remain with me,” she told the publication.

Meanwhile, Mel B and Belafonte finalized their divorce on Dec. 15 after 10 years of marriage. The award-winning singer filed for divorce in March. In the divorce documents obtained by People at that time, Brown listed their separation date as Dec. 28, 2016.

The singer, also known as Scary Spice, also requested the court to terminate its ability to award Belafonte with spousal support. However, Mel B was still ordered to pay $40,000 per month in temporary spousal support and pay $140,000 for attorney and forensic fees for Belafonte.

A judge also ruled that the estranged couple must split the profit they received from selling their Los Angeles home.

In October, Mel B and Belafonte reached an agreement on the domestic violence portion of their divorce. Initially, Mel B alleged that her husband physically and verbally abused her throughout the span of their marriage. She also said that Belafonte urged her to engage in a threesome several times.

But two months ago, Mel B dropped her request for a restraining order against Belafonte. The two will also be sharing custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Madison.