Mel B Granted Restraining Order Against Kids' Former Nanny

The former Spice Girl can finally get some space from her children's ex-nanny, Lorraine Gilles.

According to TMZ, Melanie "Mel B" Brown has been granted a restraining order against Gilles. Mel's lawyer reportedly went to court on May 3, 2017 with a statement from the singer accusing Gilles of harassment. Brown allegedly claimed that Gilles was "verbally abusive" toward her and would often disrespect her by rolling her eyes or making "exacerbated sounds" during their conversations. Brown also states that Gilles would refer to the America's Got Talent judge's children as her own.

Brown has made headlines in recent weeks after filing for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte. In court documents, she's accused Belafonte of being abusive—by physically harming her and  threatening to ruin her career by releasing sex tapes. Brown, who secured a restraining order against her husband for herself and her children, also alleged that Belafonte had been unfaithful to her during their marriage, sleeping with Gilles and even getting her pregnant—though she maintains that Gilles aborted the child.

Gilles later retaliated against Brown's claims by filing a lawsuit against the singer, accusing her of "libel, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress." Since then, it's been reported that, for years, Brown had a three-way sexual relationship with both Gilles and Belafonte, the latter of whom she recently accused of producing porn.

While the legal battle has only just begun, at least Brown can breathe a little easier knowing that Gilles is required by law to stay away from her. TMZ notes that the restraining order will remain in effect for five years.