Melanie Chisholm has split from her long-term partner Thomas Starr, it was been reported.

The 38-year-old singer and Starr were together for ten years and have a three-year-old daughter named Scarlet.

A spokesperson for the Spice Girl confirmed the split to The Sun today.

Chisholm met property developer Starr during a holiday in Barbados in 2002, and the couple welcomed their first child in 2009.

In a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, she hinted at a new chapter in her life, saying: "This year a new door has opened for me, and I’m curious to know what’s going to happen next.

"But doing this feels like my life has gone full circle and I’m back to my original passion – performing."