*After weeks allowing rumors of domestic abuse to go unaddressed, Melanie “Mel B” Brown has finally come out to deny that her husband of seven years, Stephen Belafonte, abuses her.
The “America’s Got Talent” judge took to Instagram: “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.”
Mel’s comment comes days after her daughter Phoenix also denied that her mother was abused by her stepdad.
Mel B was rushed to the hospital earlier this month, after which she appeared on the finale of UK’s “X Factor,” where she serves as a judge 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, it’s not true.