Details are beginning to leak out regarding Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte’s split. Earlier this month, Mel B. shocked folks when she abruptly filed for divorce from her husband of over a decade, citing irreconcilable differences.
Mel’s brother-in-law was interviewed on Australian morning radio show Kyle and Jackie O this week, and hinted at what may have led to the split. According to Jeremiah Stansbury, the couple’s open relationship led to their demise.
“Everybody has personal issues, we’re all human, nobody’s perfect. I’m not here to try and throw shade on Steve or anything like that. What they had is what we all want, a very, very, fun, loose, open kind of a relationship. It’s been publicized, you’re not getting this from me. They like to bring a stripper over, or have a little fun, stuff like that,” Stansbury explained.
“In my opinion, I’m just giving my opinion here. If you’re not a very mature person, if you’re not very solid, if you’re going to look at that as a license to then just do whatever the hell you want, then somebody’s going to end up feeling unappreciated,” Stephen’s brother noted, hinting to infidelity on Stephen’s part.
“You know, Steve can be a little rough around the edges sometimes, he’s not a bad guy by no means, but he can be a little rough around the edges, and I think he wasn’t probably picking up on the signs that Melanie wasn’t quite happy, and I think everyone knew that because she put a post out, what a week before she filed for the divorce, saying ‘Steve I love you, but you’re kind of a d*ckhead.”
“Steve never picks up when he’s rubbing people up the wrong way, all he knows is ‘go mode.”
Stephen has hinted on social media to having an open relationship in the past. When Kim Kardashian shared this photograph of a man’s face near the legs of two women, Stephen confirmed the identity of two of the individuals.