Mel B‘s husband Stephen Belafonte has already been forced to deny that he was behind Mel’s mystery bruises seen on Sunday night’s X Factor.
Now things seem to be taking a turn for the worst, as reports are claiming Scary Spice has ‘walked out’ on Stephen following a series of blazing rows before her worrying hospital dash.
Mel, 39, was rushed to hospital by her quick-thicking chaffeur on Thursday, after he noticed he doubled over in agony in the backseat of his car.
Since then, Mel and Stephen have been plagued by rumours that he did NOT visit her during her time in the high dependency unit, as well as THOSE nasty claims that he was behind her bruises and swollen face that viewers spotted on Sunday night.
THEN, rumours reached fever pitch when the most eagled-eyed and savvy X Factor fanatics noticed Mel had rocked up sans her Wedding ring, causing a whole load of marriage separation rumours to crawl out of the woodwork.
Now, The Sun has revealed that their marriage is apparently “on life support” after Mel walked out following “a number” of blazing rows, and that the two haven’t spoken since her hospital dash.
A source revealed: “Mel’s marriage has reached crisis point — in fact it’s on life support. She has told friends it is over with Stephen.
“It was a very symbolic gesture when she removed her wedding ring before appearing on The X Factor final on Sunday night. She knew what she was doing and wanted to send Stephen a clear message about her feelings.
“Mel hasn’t spoken to Stephen once since her admission to hospital last week and as it stands she doesn’t want to see him. He didn’t come to the hospital at all. It’s a very sad state of affairs given she could have died.
“Everyone around her is encouraging her to stay strong and to leave him for good this time because they don’t believe their relationship is Healthy.”
The source added that things between the couple had supposedly been rocky and unstable for weeks before this news, as Mel tried to focus her attention on getting Andrea Faustini ready for the final.
They said: “Things have been very rocky over the last few weeks but Mel had been trying to put it all to one side so she could focus on Andrea and the show.
“Last week everything escalated and there were a number of very big rows before Mel ended up in hospital.
“Her stress levels are very high and most of her good friends and colleagues were encouraging her to take time out from Stephen. That’s now what she’s doing, but the question is for how long?”
The source added: “The scratches on her body were due to the hospital care she had before the final.
“Obviously she was looking very fragile and weak because of the huge emotional stress she’s been experiencing, partly because of the situation with Stephen. She was advised against appearing on the final on Sunday but Mel is a true professional and didn’t want to let the show down.
“But it was obvious to everyone just how much she was suffering and she was crying at certain points during the show.”
There was more speculation last night that Mel had been re-admitted to hospital whilst Stephen got ready to leave the country, but lord only knows how true THAT is.
Whatever happens, we’re wishing the best for the couple, and hoping Mel is back to her best soon <3.
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