Mel B’s estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has proven he’s able to check off all the boxes on the crappy husband list. He’s the allegedly abusive kind, the kind who plays the victim, the kind that will blackmail you and the kind who wants someone else to foot the bill. Now we know he’s also the type of husband to accuse you of sleeping with one of your co-workers.
According to The Sun, Stephen once accused Mel B of having sex with her fellow America’s Got Talent and X Factor judge Simon Cowell. It allegedly happened during the finale for X Factor UK in December 2014 in which Mel B reemerged from a brief mysterious hiatus covered in cuts and bruises. At the time, Mel B denied anything dark happened. But later, we learned that Mel B may have been covering for Stephen. Stephen reportedly put her in the hospital during one of his many jealous rages. A source claims that during that rage, he accused her of fucking Simon.
“He thought she was up to all sorts at the time – but accusing her of sleeping with Simon was a real low point. He just couldn’t control his jealousy and anger when she was appearing on such a high-profile show with successful people that he didn’t know. It caused huge arguments and led to a loss of trust that never really healed. It is definitely one of the things that led to the eventual breakdown of their relationship.”
The source says Stephen targeted Simon because Mel B looked up to him and talked about him a lot. Simon and Mel B were close; he was reportedly one of the people who encouraged her to finally leave Stephen.
The Sun also claims that Stephen didn’t like it when Mel B flirted with X Factor UK judge Cheryl. Mel B once pinched Cheryl’s butt backstage and Stephen lost it. Stephen was eventually banned from the X Factor UK studio.
As for whether or not Simon buzzed Mel B’s X, if you will, The Sun’s source denies anything like that ever happened between the two of them.
“There is no truth in the accusations that anything happened between Mel and Simon. They don’t even have a flirty relationship. Simon likes her, and thinks she is professional, so looks out for her as a friend.”
Stephen is a dummy for many reasons, but this time it’s for accusing Mel B of something that definitely didn’t happen. If Mel B had sex with Simon, she’d be picking millions of thick chest hairs off her clothes and out of her mouth for at least two weeks. There’s no way she could remove them all before someone got suspicious and figured out what had happened.