and her husbandStephen Belafonte
are starting 2015 as they mean to go on. The couple lookedhappier than ever
as they posed for a photograph together during a day out in LA at the weekend. In the selfie, posted on Mel's Twitter page, theunited pair
smile for the camera as they enjoy some time together, weeks after they were forced to deny rumours their marriage was over. "Driving round LA with my baby
@Stephenthinks1 happy Sunday fun day everyone," theX Factor
judge wrote alongside the snapshot.
Mel and Stephen had adramatic end to 2014
. The singer was forced to pull out of one of theX Factor
final shows after beingrushed to hospital
, and later had tospeak out to deny claims
that Stephen had been physically abusive towards her."I'm very good was very poorly but much better now and for the recordmy hubby never would lay a hand on me
," Mel wrote in an Instagram post on 28 December. "Sorry took so long but any response fuels rumours #lovemyfamily #lovemyfans."
Stephen also refuted the claims on social media. "I don't usually respond to Twitter messages but I will respond to comments of hitting my wife which I think are quite disgusting and untrue," he told followers in a message posted on 15 December."Mel was very ill, a bunch of doctors helped her get better if fans can't just relax before being negative they are not real fans of @OfficialMelB."