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Mel C 'splits from her producer boyfriend Joe Marshall' after eight years together 

‘She’s Not Afraid Of Being Single’: Mel C ‘SPLITS From Her Music Producer Boyfriend Joe Marshall’ After Eight Years Together

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Mel C is reportedly separated from her long-term boyfriend Joe Marshall.

The Spice Girl, 48, started dating the music producer in 2015 – and the couple even lived together in North London.

But the star is reportedly “not afraid to be single” as busy schedules seem to get in the way of the romantic side of things.

Breaking Up: Mel C, 48, Reportedly Separated From Her Producer Boyfriend Joe Marshall After Eight Years Together

Breaking Up: Mel C, 48, Reportedly Separated From Her Producer Boyfriend Joe Marshall After Eight Years Together

According to The sunA source explained that free time is limited, and Mel hopes to spend the time she has with daughter Scarlet, who she shares with real estate developer ex Thomas Starr.

The source stated: ‘Mel has an incredibly busy career between her book deal, DJing and other plans.

“The little free time she has is spent with her daughter Scarlett, and that doesn’t leave much time for a relationship.”

Long term: She started dating the music producer in 2015 - and the couple even lived together in North London

Long term: She started dating the music producer in 2015 - and the couple even lived together in North London

Long term: She started dating the music producer in 2015 – and the couple even lived together in North London

They said the breakup was amicable, but joked, “Mel isn’t afraid to be single when she thinks it’s for the best.”

MailOnline has reached out to Mel C representatives for comment.

Mel and Joe are known for keeping their relationship under the radar despite living together, with the singer acting as stepmother to his two daughters.

The singer started dating the music manager in December 2015, and after their romance went from strength to strength, she also made him her manager.

Busy: A source explains to The Sun: 'Mel has an incredibly busy career between her book deal, DJing and other plans'

Busy: A source explains to The Sun: 'Mel has an incredibly busy career between her book deal, DJing and other plans'

Busy: A source explains to The Sun: ‘Mel has an incredibly busy career between her book deal, DJing and other plans’

The brunette said of Joe in a 2016 interview with Closer: “He challenges me, but respects and loves me. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a relationship with anyone behind me.’

Previously, Mel referred to her breakup with ex Thomas, admitting that it was her daughter who gave the push to do it.

On Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the Wannabe hitmaker said, “I make big decisions. It was hard to leave her father, but I wasn’t happy and she wasn’t, and it wasn’t the environment I wanted my child to grow up in.’

Exes: She shares a daughter with her ex-property developer Thomas Starr, with whom she was together for about ten years (pictured in 2010)

Exes: She shares a daughter with her ex-property developer Thomas Starr, with whom she was together for about ten years (pictured in 2010)

Exes: She shares a daughter with her ex-property developer Thomas Starr, with whom she was together for about ten years (pictured in 2010)

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