Mel B's Husband Stephen Belafonte on Split Rumors: "I'm Not Disputing It"

The Spice Girls singer's husband also continues to deny that he ever laid a hand on his wife

By Bruna Nessif Dec 18, 2014 4:13 AMTags
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Melanie Brown's husband didn't confirm a split, but he didn't exactly deny it, either.

Stephen Belafonte spoke out about the status of his relationship with the former Spice Girls singer after allegations that he became physical with the celeb surfaced on the Internet. During an interview with The Daily Mail, Belafonte first claimed to have not known that there was any news coverage on the couple separating.

"Really, I didn't know that," he said, and then added. "Listen I had no idea, I didn't know...I'm not disputing it, I didn't know, I had no idea."

He also shared that he is currently staying in San Diego amid reports that state Brown has stayed behind at the couple's home in London. Furthermore, Belafonte continues to deny that he became physically abusive with his wife.

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"No one has accused me of anything," he tells Mail online. "Who accused me of it? Did she accuse me of it? The police? The hospital? Who accused me of it?I thought when you beat someone up the police or the hospital or the person you beat up says it."

He continued, "You'll see all the legal letters going out tomorrow. Everybody's been contacted by Mel's representative, all the papers, that said: 'I did not hit her, this isn't going on, that's not going on.'"

The The X Factor U.K. judge was rushed to the hospital Thursday night, forcing her to miss Saturday night's live show and be replaced by former judge Tulisa Contostavlos. When she returned in time for Sunday's performances, fans immediately noticed some bruising and scratches on her face and skin and also spotted her missing wedding ring.

After that, people started speculating that her husband might have had something to do with her hospital stay.

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"Mel B's got a well iffy bruise on her cheek, scratches on the top of her arms and no wedding ring...#xfactor," Twitter user @tomstonerman wrote, while @mrlukerobinson tweeted, "So Mel B was APPARANTLY beaten up by her husband that's why she couldn't make it last night. Hense the bruise on cheek and no wedding ring."

But apparently enough was enough for Belafonte, as he finally responded to all of the rumors swirling around the Internet. "I don't usually respond to Twitter msgs but I will respond to comments of hitting my wife which I think are quite disgusting un true!"

"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."

Brown has yet to speak on the subject.