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THIS Is Who Convinced Mel B To Divorce Stephen Belafonte

He’s best known for judging singers on TV, but it appears Simon Cowell should also add relationship expert to his list of achievements. 

Cowell who starred alongside Mel B on the X Factor, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent is said to have been the push the former Spice Girl needed to leave husband, Stephen Belafonte.

The 41-year-old filed for divorce last month after almost a decade of marriage, claiming Belafonte had physically abused her, sexually exploited her and got their nanny pregnant.

According to reports, Cowell told the 41-year-old, Belafonte was “bad news" and a bad “guy.”

While insiders say Mel B had attempted to leave before she largely credits the 57-year-old for giving her the final push. 

“She’s under pressure but I think she’s in a good place … she’s had the whole thing she’s had to deal with, the other side of her personal life. It really made me think about her as a person, what she’s achieved as a working mum and how she’s managed to balance everything.”

Belafonte has denied the allegations and is seeking joint custody of their daughter as well as spousal support. 

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