Mel B posts empowering message after Nicole Kidman's Emmys speech on domestic violence

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 19:18 IST

New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): Mel B has posted an empowering message to all the domestic violence survivors on her Instagram account on Monday.

The ex 'Spice Girl' applauded Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman for highlighting the subject during her acceptance speech at this year's Emmy Awards.

In her heartfelt post, the 42-year-old singer shared a photo of Kidman along with her acceptance speech inscribed in the picture, she captioned, "We are not alone remember that,"the light is shined" again thanks to @nicolekidman at the @televisionacad and always has been,so pls trust and believe,you don't have to be a victim no more,you do have the power and support to stand up to this,leave all your shame and pain with your abuser,if not the "Diablo" WILL kill you #domesticviolencesurvivor #domesticviolenceawareness #womenempoweringwomen #biglittlelies"

The wife of singer Keith Urban took home the award for best lead actress in a limited series for 'Big Little Lies' at the Emmys.

In the award-winning series, Kidman plays a woman named Celeste, who, from the outside, appears to have a loving relationship with her husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) but behind closed doors it's a different story.

During her winning speech, she said, "Sometimes when you're acting, you get a chance to bring a bigger message - we shine a light on domestic abuse," she said.

"It is a complicated, insidious disease that exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame, secrecy and, by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more. So thank you," she added.

The 'Scary Spice' in the middle of a messy split from her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte, who she was married for nearly ten years and has accused him of "emotional and physical abuse."

The troubled couple also shares a six-year-old daughter named Madison who they are currently battling for custody over the little girl. (ANI)

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