While X Factor judge Mel B may be down with the kids and know everyone there is to know on the music scene, the same definitely can’t be said for her 40-year-old husband Stephen Belafonte.
Accompanying his wife to the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year awards this week, the producer and director decided to cosy up with Ellie Goulding for a quick selfie, post the snap on Twitter and Instagram and gush: “Me and @elliegoulding getting our innocent flirt on!! #funcelebs.”
This would be totally fine if it was actually Ellie he was posing with, but it wasn’t. It was X Factor finalist and Ghost singer Ella Henderson. Starry Eyed singer Ellie Goulding wasn’t even at the event. Facepalm.
The oblivious Stephen was alerted to his mistake by ever-vigilant Twitter users who were quick to label the post ‘awks!’ and ‘cringe!’ and even more embarrassingly, Stephen was forced to use the age-old predictive text excuse, saying; “Damn u iPhone!" Good save Stephen, good save.
We wonder what Mel will have to say about her husband’s embarrassing granddad blunder.