The drama started when Mel was hospitalised with stomach pains just days before the ‘X Factor’ final.
It was later revealed that Stephen did not visit his wife during her hospital stay, and he was forced to address rumours of infidelity and domestic abuse after Mel returned to ‘X Factor’ without her wedding ring.
Now, The Mirror is reporting that Mel could be about to call time on her marriage.
One of the former Spice Girl’s pals tells the paper: “At the moment she is discussing divorce.
“She knows this isn’t the easiest option. It’s going to be tough. But she knows her marriage is over.”
Stephen is currently in LA with their three-year-old daughter and her nanny.
Just last week he made a public plea to Mel, insisting that, while they’ve argued in recent weeks, he does not want their marriage to end.
“I love my wife. I care about my wife. I’d take a bullet for her,” he said. “I’ve got to consistently grow a little bit. But I do want to get old with my wife and have grandchildren.”
Mel is yet to speak out about her marriage, though her estranged family have made a number of comments, branding Stephen an “evil liar”.