Split rumours for Mel B and husband come to a head

Back in December, things looked rocky between Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte, but now the couple have made a public show of solidarity for the media.

Over the weekend, Mel and Stephen appeared in public for the first time since rumours of their rocky marriage exploded in the media.

The speculation began in December when Mel missed out on one of the final X Factor shows due to a stint in hospital – believed to have been linked to an accidental overdose. After being released, the star apparently refused to stay at the couple's London home amid reports of domestic abuse.

These reports were strongly denied by Stephen, and later by Mel, but rumours of a split or divorce still continued.

Now though, the pair seem keen to play happy families again, walking the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Paddington with their family. Mel and Stephen linked arms as they posed with daughter Madison, 3, and Mel's other girls, Angel, 6 and Phoenix, 15.

The former Spice Girls singer has been determined to make it clear on social media that things are solid between the pair. At the end of last month she tweeted to say, "For the record my hubby never would lay a hand on me sorry took so long but any response fuels rumours #lovemyfamily #lovemyfans."

Mel has also been posting a number of smiling couple selfies, including this one last week:

We're glad to see the couple are doing well again.