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MEL B’s huge bust-up with ex Stephen Belanfonte on the eve of the X Factor final was sparked after he accused her of sleeping with Simon Cowell, according to The Sun. Picture: AP
MEL B’s huge bust-up with ex Stephen Belafonte on the eve of the X Factor final was sparked after he accused her of sleeping with Simon Cowell, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.
MEL B’s huge bust-up with ex Stephen Belanfonte on the eve of the X Factor final was sparked after he accused her of sleeping with Simon Cowell, according to The Sun. Picture: APSource:AP
X Factor creator Simon Cowell (C) flanked by judges Ronan Keating (L), Guy Sebastian, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Mel B.Source:Supplied
Raging Belafonte levelled the accusations as Mel prepared for the talent show’s final in December 2014.
She missed the first night of the two-parter after arguing with Belafonte and undergoing hospital treatment following a pills overdose.
But when she bravely took to the stage on the Sunday night — appearing with bruises on her face and arms — Mel hid the fact her husband had accused her of an affair with the show’s boss.
There is no suggestion Cowell and Mel B did have an affair.
A source said: “Stephen’s jealousy at that point was causing massive problems in the marriage — and he was convinced something was going on between her and Simon.
“He did not like the fact Mel obviously looked up to him and spoke about him a lot.
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“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.”
Former Spice Girl Mel confided in pals about the accusations — telling them they left her bemused and embarrassed.
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During her stint as a judge, X-Factor’s cast and crew were aware of Belafonte’s jealousy and the convicted thug was banned from the studio.
The Sun told last week how Belafonte, 41, flew into a rage over her flirty antics with co-judge Cheryl.
He is said to have lost his temper backstage after Mel grabbed Cheryl’s bum and walked into her dressing room wearing next to nothing.
Mel, 41, has filed for divorce from husband of 10 years Belafonte and has since won a restraining order against him amid claims of physical and emotional abuse during their union.
One of the explosive claims made by Mel was that she took the overdose in the run-up to the X-Factor final at the west London home she shared with producer Belafonte.
In the legal papers — filed with an LA court — she said her husband allegedly flung her in a room and said: “Die, bitch.”
Stephen Belafonte’s and Mel B’s divorce has turned ugly. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images
Cowell, 57 — who has also hired Mel on America’s Got Talent — spoke out in support of Mel as he prepared for Britain’s Got Talent launch.
The TV mogul told The Sun: “She’s an incredible person. She’s under pressure but I think she’s in a good place.
“If you think about what Mel’s done since leaving The Spice Girls and what she’s gone through, it was astonishing.”
An X-Factor source said: “Belafonte is an odious character who will say anything — and these claims by him are laughable.
“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.”
Cowell and other X-Factor figures are said to have advised Mel to leave Belafonte, as their tensions marred her spell on the show.
Mel B’s former nanny Lorraine Giles Picture: BackgridSource:BackGrid
But after her hospital dash, the couple got back together — insisted there had been no violence between them — and jetted back to LA.
The couple are now battling over custody of daughter Madison, five, and over Mel’s estimated £40 million (A$66 million) fortune.
Belafonte has denied the allegations made against him, calling them “outrageous and unfounded”.