Mel B, the X Factor judge, has moved out of the home she’s shared with her husband of seven years amid rumors that he abused her.
Belafonte has left her husband Stephen Belafonte amid the rumors, the Sun reported.
The rumors started after Mel B had what appeared to be bruises on her face and arms on the X Factor finale. People started speculating that the reason she missed the semifinal show was because Belafonte had abused his wife.
Now the Sun says the former Spice Girl has left the London home she shares with the American director.
Sources confirmed to Us Weekly that luggage and boxes were being taken away from the house on Monday.
One source said that Mel B was crying during commercial breaks of the finale show, and noted that the Belafonte’s have always had a “volatile” relationship.
A friend close to the star told The Mirror that Mel was suffering a lot.
“Mel is in a terrible state, physically and emotionally. She is very weak and is being given treatment to help her with the pain,” the friend said, describing the hospitalization. Another source said Mel “could have died” if her driver hadn’t rushed her to the hospital.
Stephen Belafonte took to Twitter to deny the rumors.
“Idon’t usually respond to Twitter msgs but I will respond to comments of hitting my wife which I think are quite disgusting un true!” he said.
“Mel was very ill a bunch of doctors helped her get better if fans can’t just relax B4 being negative they r not real fans of @OfficialMelB.”
But Mel’s sister Danielle fueled the rumors in her own comments on Twitter.
“This is ridiculous and cruel! Evil! How can NO one tell me and my family where my sister is and what is going on? Just a simple call to say she gonna [sic] be ok is all it takes!” she said.
“”STOP [Stephen] with your evil lies!! You told me and my mum yesterday she is fine and not in hospital… I am beyond desperate and this should be a private family matter!! But we don’t know what else to do if anyone at all can help then [please] do!”
She also said she has “abusive” phone calls from Stephen that she may deliver to the press.