Singer Mel B, who is currently involved in a bitter divorce battle with estranged husband Stephen Belafonte, says she is strong enough to raise her children alone.

Mel B has an 18-year-old daughter Phoenix with her former husband Jimmy Gulzar, as well as Angel, 10, with comedian Eddie Murphy and Madison, six, with Belafonte.

The 42-year-old wrote an empowering message about single parenthood on Instagram on September 24, reports metro.co.uk.

“Talking with my 18-year-old daughter today and I told her I learned the hard way in life that and that cannot always count on others to respect my feelings even if I respect theirs.”

She added: “Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people too, you only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person, as for others well you can choose to either accept them or walk away, even if your left all alone with no one it doesn’t really mean your alone, no.

“It just means your strong enough to handle things all by yourself. Boom she replied hell yeh mummy that’s why I love you, then I cried! I love my three daughters, they are my everything, my heart, my soul, my world.”