Mel B found it "distressing" being estranged from her family as a result of her "stressful" relationship with Stephen Belafonte.
The Spice Girls singer re-established contact with her loved ones early last year, shortly before her beloved father Martin died of cancer, and she's admitted her "isolated, stressful" relationship with now-ex-husband Stephen Belafonte had stopped her from "reaching out" to them for a decade.
She said: "I was in an isolated, stressful relationship that prevented me from reaching out to my family.
"It was very awkward and distressing for me for the whole 10 years.
"My mum would Facetime with the kids so that was allowed but I wasn't really..."