Mel B

Mel B has made headlines in recent weeks over rumors that her  husband Stephen Belafonte has been abusive to her. However, the former Spice Girl has shot down claims.

Via Instagram, Mel told her followers that husband has never laid a finger on her. “I’m very good was very polly but much better now and for the record my hubby never would lay a hand on me sorry took so long but any response fuels rumors #lovemyfamily #lovemyfans,” she captioned in a photo she posted Sunday (Dec. 28) alongside Belafonte.

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According to Billboard, the rumors started when Mel B was rushed to the hospital earlier this month, after which she appeared on the U.K. X Factor finale. Noting what appeared to be bruises on her body, fans and some media outlets speculated that she might be the victim of spousal abuse. But, according to Scary Spice herself, that’s just not true.