Mel B has reportedly moved out of the London home she shares with husband Stephen Belafonte, fueling rumors that her marriage is over. The America’s Got Talent and X-Factor UK judge was hospitalized briefly on Saturday for an undisclosed illness that sent her off for treatment while ‘screaming in agony.’
According to Us Weekly, luggage and boxes were removed from the couple’s home just a couple of days later.
“Mel’s marriage has reached crisis point–in fact it’s on life support,” a source tells them. “She has told friends it is over with Stephen.”
Mel B appeared on the X-Factor’s season finale following her hospitalization, sans her wedding ring.
“She knew what she was doing and wanted to send Stephen a clear message about her feelings,” the source adds. “Mel hasn’t spoken to Stephen once since her admission to the hospital last week and as it stands she doesn’t want to see him.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) December 17, 2014
Another source claims Stephen Belafonte never visited Mel B while she was in the hospital.
“It’s a very sad state of affairs given she could have died,” the source claims.
Speculation about abuse on behalf of Stephen Belafonte has surfaced, but has yet to be confirmed. Those rumors were heightened when Mel B appeared on the X-Factor finale bearing scratches and bruises.
Belafonte took to Twitter to dispel any notion of having abused his wife.
Idon't usually respond to Twitter msgs but I will respond to comments of hitting my wife which I think are quite disgusting un true!
— Stephen Belafonte (@Stephenthinks1) December 15, 2014
The New York Post reports that the scratches and bruises were a result of Mel B’s medical care.
What do you suppose has transpired between Mel B and Stephen Belafonte to prompt sources to say the marriage is over? And what kind of medical emergency do you suppose the former Spice Girls member suffered?