Mel B's husband slams 'disgusting' physical abuse claims

Dec 18, 2014 at 12:21 p.m. ET
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Former Spice Girl star Melanie Brown, better known as Mel B, and her husband Stephen Belafonte are rumored to have split following a series of arguments.

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Mel B was rushed to the hospital last week and fans were concerned for the UK's X Factor judge after she missed an episode of the show on Saturday night. But when she did return on the Sunday night for the show's grand finale, she did not appearing to be wearing her wedding ring, the Telegraph reports.

To add fuel to the fire, the "Spice Up Your Life" singer appeared to have bruises on her body, which caused speculation as to whether she had been physically abused by her husband, something he strongly denies.

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Taking to Twitter on Dec. 15, Belafonte slammed the "disgusting" abuse rumors.

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And a source told RadarOnline that although Belafonte and Mel B fight a lot, he would never raise a hand to her.

"They love hard and fight hard. However, those fights are only verbal, and Stephen has never laid a hand on Mel, and would never hit her," the source explained.

"There is no cheating or anyone else. For the time being, Mel will remain in London, in a hotel, under the care of a doctor. Stephen returned to Los Angeles over the weekend," the source added.

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There are still a lot of conflicting stories about what is happening with Mel B and her marriage, but earlier this week she did admit that she and her husband had had a big fight.

Speaking to Grazia magazine about her marriage, she said, "I walked in pissed off because I had a big row with my husband about stupid stuff. Sometimes he pisses me off like no other, but he gets me."

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