Mel B and Stephen Belafonte’s marriage was rocked by rumours of trouble in paradise late last year, but appearing on The View earlier this week, Mel reassured viewers once again that everything was a-ok.
After she played the role of doting wife and took her poorly husband to hospital, that is.
Mel, 39, and Stephen, also 39, were hit with rumours that he’d physically assaulted her last year, after the former Spice Girl was spotted sporting mysterious bruises during The X Factor final.
Speaking on The View, and defending her marriage yet again, Mel B admitted that she’s actually pretty darn fond of Stephen, despite the fact that they don’t share many interests.
Rosie O’Donnell initiated the conversation, asking guests: “Do you have a lot in common with your spouses?”
Mel then threw her hands up, shouting: “No! But I like him a lot.”
Well, that’s a relief!
Earlier in the day, Stephen was rushed to hospital “complaining of back pain.”
According to TMZ: “Stephen showed up at the Cedars-Sinai ER Tuesday AM … complaining of back pain and saying he doesn’t know how he hurt it … but it’s gotten bad enough that he needs medical help.”
Thankfully, Stephen later took to Twitter to reassured followers that he was fine, as well as telling RadarOnline: “I woke up and my back was hurting really badly, and Mel brought me to the hospital. We had just recently flown back from New York City and wanted to make sure it wasn’t deep vein thrombosis.”
Get well soon, Stephen!
He also took the opportunity to confirm that his relationship with Mel is still going strong (hurrah!), adding: “We are solid and are in a good place. Mel brought me to the hospital and has stayed by my side. I love my wife.”
Fingers crossed this is a happy ending for the couple.
Speculation over marriage troubles and allegations of domestic abuse towards Mel started after Scary Spice was rushed to hospital following a suspected stomach ulcer just before X Factor’s big final.
Things went from bad to worse for the couple, as members of both Mel and Stephen’s family spoke out about her husband’s supposed violent nature and their worries for Mel.
Stephen, however, vehemently tried to clear his name, writing at the time of Mel’s suspicious bruises: “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!
“Mel was very ill a bunch of doctors helped her get better if fans can’t just relax B4 being negative they r not real fans of @OfficialMelB.”
The couple and their children put on a united front for Christmas, and since then all the rumours seem to have died down.
Let’s just hope it stays that way this year.
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