Mel B On The Verge Of Divorce?

By Parish Hodges  |  12/22/2014

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte

X Factor judge/former Spice Girl, Mel B, may be headed for divorce.

According to The Daily Mail, the 39-year-old wants to divorce her husband of seven years, Stephen Belafonte, after he took their daughter along with the nanny to America without her knowledge.

Reports said that Mel B left husband Stephen before she was rushed to hospital earlier this week, after an an accidental overdose brought forth by mixing tranquilizers and alcohol, which caused her to miss the first live show during X Factor finale week. She then returned the next day and her bruised appearance had her fans worried.

A source told The Sun: “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. The fact that he left the country before she'd even gone back on X Factor is another sign of just how bad things have become between them."

After showing up to X Factor with a number of bruises and scratches on her arm, fans were worried as multiple sources claim that Belafonte abused her. Furthermore, reports say Mel's mother Andrea Brown and Stephen's brother Jeremiah have urged Mel to leave.

Andrea hinted at abuse earlier in the month via Twitter. "Little good news 4 me lost half a stone in 1 week+ will never suffer a vile abusive 3am call from stephan Belafonti again!! On average It takes 30 beatings 4 a woman to leave abusive man how sad more should b done 4 these victims!!"

Stansbury tells The Sun, "I know Steve - he's cold, he's hard and he's violent. Mel should look after her inner health and that will never happen around Steve. He will destroy her."

Belafonte has denied abuse claims, while Mel B has yet to speak out on these accusations and her illness.