MEL B’s hairdresser Gary Madatyan has denied he’s her boyfriend after they were spotted ‘kissing’ earlier this year.
The celebrity stylist has opened up about his purely platonic relationship with the Spice Girl for the first time – revealing she is currently single amid her bitter divorce battle with ex Stephen Belafonte.
Gary and Mel hit headlines after they were spotted ‘kissing’ at a party after the VMA’S in August of this year and they have continued to spark speculation with series of cosy looking Instagram snaps since.
But laughing off dating rumours, Gary exclusively told The Sun Online: “We both love each other deeply.
“She doesn’t have a man in her life at the moment, she is single and very happy being on her own, she’s still turning a lot of heads!”
While they might not be dating, Gary has the utmost respect for the 42-year-old and has branded her a ‘superwomen’ amid her ongoing divorce case.
He said: “She still has an incredible career and has achieved a lot, I admire how positive and strong she is, how driven she is, she’s super woman!”
Despite the drama, Gary has been on hand to make sure she looks hotter than ever – thanks to newly-shaved ‘do, which he says has given her the confidence to come back stronger than ever.
The America’s Got Talent judge has showed off a number of daring styles since getting the chop – on the panel with the likes of Simon Cowell, on the red carpet, and at her court appearances.
Gary, who is a hairstylist to the stars in Beverly Hills, started working with Mel a few months ago and says he has been “dying” to overhaul her look as she starts a new chapter of her life.
He said: “I wanted to shave half of her head for so long, and when I mentioned it she agreed straight away, she trusts me and knows I will create something different.
“New hair can give a woman a new attitude, confidence, happiness, and much more. Every woman needs to change their hair from time to time.
“I’ve been working with Mel for a few months now, but I’ve been in the business for more than a decade. I had a salon on Rodeo Drive and I’m in the process of opening an exclusive one soon.”
The hairdresser now sees Mel as more of a best friend than a client, admitting she’s a pleasure to work with.
“I’ve worked with many celebs, but Mel is more of a best friend to me,” he said. “She’s super easy to work with and it’s very important for a hairstylist to have a trusting client, it allows you to be more creative.”
With Mel’s new look has come speculation about her youthful looking appearance but Gary is adamant that the singer doesn’t need to look any younger.
Addressing surgery rumours, he said: “She looks incredible, and she doesn’t need plastic surgery, she is still young and doesn’t need to look younger!”
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