The revelation came to light in newly filed court documents, obtained by The Blast. The "America's Got Talent" judge explains that the money owed to the IRS for back taxes has put an incredible strain on her wallet.
Mel and Belafonte owe hundreds of thousands of dollars to Uncle Sam in unpaid taxes going back as far as 2016, and she estimates owing between $350,000 and $650,000 to the IRS just for the year 2017. She claims to have been unable to keep up with the recent payments, and says her paychecks are now being garnished as a result.
With the added costs of being the main breadwinner between her and Belafonte, and the long divorce, the former "Spice Girl" says "I do not have the financial capabilities at this point to pay for these community property debts."
As we reported, Mel is unsure if she will be able to remain a judge on "AGT" come October, and is scrambling to straighten out her financial turmoil with Belafonte as she prepares for the worst.