Melanie C - or Sporty Spice for all of you nineties kids - has split from long term boyfriend Thomas Starr.

The couple, who met in Barbados, have been together for ten years and have a daughter, Scarlett.

Speaking with The Sun a spokesperson confirmed the break-up on Monday.

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Former Spice Girl Melanie C and Thomas Starr

The split comes at a busy time for Melanie, who is busy working on a range of projects.

She is currently part of the casting team for ITV's Jesus Christ Superstar and busy working on Viva Forever!, the Spice Girls musical.

Last week, she confirmed she is reuniting musically with one of the Spice Girls. She and Emma Bunton have just recorded a cover Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson's I Know Him So Well.

Announcing the news on Twitter last week, she wrote:


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Me and and have recorded the fantastic,'I know him so well' Singing together again is amazing and emotional. Love you baby! x

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The Spice Girls reunited for Viva Forever!

With all that going on and being a mum to little Scarlett, it's a wonder she's got time for anything else.

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  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Jennifer Saunders, Geri Halliwell, Judy Craymer, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Jennifer Saunders, Geri Halliwell, Judy Craymer, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Judy Craymer (left) and Jennifer Saunders (right) during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Jennifer Saunders (top left) and Judy Craymer (top right) pose with the Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Jennifer Saunders (third right) and Judy Craymer (third left) pose with the Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    The Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Melanie Brown (Mel B) during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Emma Bunton during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Geri Halliwell during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.