Mel B Says Simon Cowell Convinced Her to Leave Her Estranged Husband

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Mel B‘s fellow America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell persuaded her to leave her estranged and allegedly abusive husbandStephen Belafonte.

Sources close to the former Spice Girl say that Cowell connected with her earlier this year.

TMZ reports:

He saw plenty of Belafonte over the years, from ‘X Factor’ to ‘AGT.’

We’re told Simon and others felt something was seriously wrong but Mel B would never own up … she would make excuses for various injuries and no one was sure what was real.

Simon stepped up and told her Belafonte was “a bad guy” and “bad news” and pushed her to leave him.

Read the full account over on TMZ…