Are the rumours surrounding Mel B‘s marriage EVER going to die down?
The X Factor judge and former Spice Girl has taken to Twitter to deny a very worrying allegation – that husband Stephen Belafonte IMPRISONED her, holding her hostage the day before she was taken ill on X Factor.
The Sun has reported that Stephen is due to face questioning by the Metropolitan Police over allegations he held his wife hostage and banned her from leaving the house.
The Metropolitan Police said yesterday: “We can confirm police in Kensington and Chelsea borough are investigating an allegation of false imprisonment.”
“The allegation was reported on Monday 15 December. We are not prepared to discuss further.”
Yet despite the accusations, Mel seems to be standing by her husband, branding the claims as ‘lies’.
Tweeting last night, Mel begged her fans not to listen to what was being said in the papers: “Pls don’t believe what you read it’s all lies lies lies as usual.”
Just eight hours earlier, Mel had posted a picture of her husband smiling whilst he attended ‘Daddy’s Day’ at duaghter Madison’s school – inferring all was well in the Belafonte/Brown household.
Mel’s marriage has been under scrutiny for years and has fuelled deep divisions within her own family.
Back in December, the rumour-mill went into overdrive after Mel’s shock absence from X Factor semi-finals and apparent ‘shaky’ appearance the next day – where some fans allege they saw suspicious marks on her body.
Many suspected Stephen, who had received a conviction for domestic violence in 2003, was the reason behind it all. Yet speaking to The Sun, Stephen angrily denied the claims: “I did not touch Mel. I didn’t hit her. I wasn’t cheating or anything. There was no girl involved.”
“I find it really sad nobody would like for Mel, or us, to be happy.”
After a long Twitter silence, Mel rebuffed the claims of abuse - posting pictures of all the family united together at Christmas. Since then, the couple have attempted to put on a united front.
All just quite sad and scary really, isn’t it? Here’s hoping that all’s well at Mel’s gaff.
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