The scandal surrounding Mel B and Stephen Belafonte has taken another terrifying turn. Long before she filed for a restraining order against him amid accusations of abuse, Stephen was reportedly banned from the ‘X Factor’ set after Mel’s relationship with co-star Cheryl made him go ‘ballistic!’
Mel B, 41, and Cheryl (aka Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 33) became close while working together on X Factor. They got a little too close for Stephen Belafonte, 41, as sources tell The Sun that one incident made him completely flip out on his soon-to-be-ex-wife.
Mel’s flirting with Cheryl was “harmless fun,” as the entertainer would always come into Mel’s dressing room “in hardly any clothes while holding her co-star’s hand and grabbing her bum.” When Mel decided to take this butt-grabbing game on stage, Stephen “couldn’t stand it and went ballistic.”
Stephen, who Mel B claims forced her into three-ways, was “uncomfortable” with Mel’s flirting with Cheryl because it didn’t involve him, and this butt grab left him completely full of “rage.” Coincidentally, the source tells The Sun that after the “over the top” reaction, Mel reportedly “had him banned from The X Factor studios.” After this incident, senior staff of the iconic talent show reportedly encouraged Mel to get the hell away from him.
One of those senior staff members was reportedly the man behind X Factor itself, Simon Cowell, 57. After Mel missed the 2014 X Factor finale, supposedly due to stomach cramps, Simon tried to help Mel ditch her husband. He even had lawyers come in to help draft up divorce papers. It wouldn’t be until March 2017 that Mel would finally pull the plug on her relationship with Stephen.
She would also file for a restraining order, accusing her estranged husband of domestic abuse. Mel B also accused him of being emotionally abusive, calling her horrendous names. If that wasn’t bad enough, Stephen reportedly cheated on Mel, and he allegedly knocked up their nanny, Lorraine Gilles, 26.
While Stephen allegedly hated Mel B’s friendship with Cheryl, he reportedly had no problem sending her to find Playboy Bunnies for potential three-ways. Stephen would allegedly “hound” his wife into joining him on trips to the Mansion, where he’d try to talk a model into joining them in the bedroom.
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