Belle was Scrooge's past Fiancee. Belle and Scrooge loved each other a lot, but when Scrooge became obsessed with his work, and his money, Belle broke up with him. Scrooge was destroyed when Belle broke up with him, and, as far as we know, hasn't had another girlfriend since. I think that Belle breaking up with Scrooge was one of the reasons he became such a reclusive person. After Belle broke up with him, I don't think that he had as much external image 1999-xmas-belle.jpgconfidence in himself, or as much trust in the world. He only trusted himself and his lifelong business partner, Jacob Marley, after.