Mel B’s husband Stephen Belafonte flew into rages over the Spice Girls’ flirty behaviour towards fellow X Factor judge Cheryl, it has been claimed.
Mel, who was granted a restraining order against Stephen on Monday following a string of disturbing abuse allegations, and Cheryl appeared alongside each other on the 2014 series of the ITV talent show.
Mel, 41, is said to have harmlessly fooled around with Cheryl – once innocently grabbing her bum backstage.
This reportedly led her estranged husband to fly off the handle in a “total rage”.
According to The Sun, his behaviour eventually led to him being banned from the X Factor studios.
“Mel was taken with Cheryl but it was harmless fun. She’d always come into her dressing room in hardly any clothes while holding her co-star’s hand and grabbing her bum,” a source reportedly told the newspaper.