The 41-year-old announced she had split from Belafonte last month after 10 years of marriage.
Now staggering claims have surfaced in documents handed to The Mirror by court officials in the US after the pop star applied for a temporary restraining order.
The TV presenter claims she has suffered years of abuse including physical violence. She described how she was once so desperate she took an overdose. And she also accuses her husband of having an affair with their nanny which resulted in the woman becoming pregnant.
Belafonte has said that he has been set up and made to look like a “bad guy.” Read in full here