Is All Not Well With Mel? Star's Wedding Ring Is Missing!
After being hospitalised, Mel made her return to the X Factor last night but left her huge diamond sparkler at home...
The Spice Girls star was forced to pull out of Saturday's live show with a suspected stomach ulcer, meaning that former panelist Tulisa had to cover for her and offer support to her act, Andrea Faustini.
Despite Faustini coming third, Scary Spice was back in the hot seat to see Croydon white van man Ben Haenow take the title - but eagle eyed fans spotted that all was not well with Mel.
When making her grand entrance, Mel flashed her bare wedding ring finger - despite previously revealing that her hubby, Stephen Belafonte, upgraded her sparkler every couple of years.
Mel's absent ring caused many to speculated that her marriage may have hit the rocks, with a source telling The Mirror that Stephen didn't visit her once while she was in hospital.
Tweets from her estranged sister Danielle and mother Andrea also added to fuel to the fire, especially when Danielle addressed Stephen directly, writing: "You told me and mum yesterday she is fine and not in hospital. I've recorded all your calls for the past week. Where is my sister?"
After seeing her daughter back on TV, Mel's mother added: "Omg all my tears over last 3 days and there she is. Having a large glass of wine to celebrate even though I'm still bloody crying. Poor Melanie she looks poorly."
Having a large glass of wine to celebrate even though I'm still bloody crying feel sooo stupid poor Melanie looks poorly!!
— Andrea Brown (@ANDREA_m_BROWN) December 14, 2014
Amid the speculation, Mel was keen to state that she was feeling better following her absence, telling host Dermot O'Leary: "I really missed being here. Thanks to all the doctors and nurses who took care of me and got me here.”
When probed if she was feeling better, the feisty star replied: “Ish.”
Mel is still yet to comment on the rumours.