Well, we saw this coming. Melanie Brown, better known as Mel B, appeared on Piers Morgan’s show Life Stories on March 22 and indicated that she and Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell had a sexual relationship at the height of the Spice Girls popularity in the late 1990s. Now Geri is responding to the claims, which she calls ‘hurtful.’ The Spice Girls reunion tour scheduled for later this year should be fun!
Talking to Morgan about her relationship with Geri, Mel said “She’s going to hate me for this because she’s all posh in her country house and her husband. But it’s a fact. It just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it. It was just that once,” Mel B continued. “And hopefully when Geri gets asked that, which hopefully she will after this, she won’t deny it. Because it was just a fun thing.”
Hopefully she will? Seems like an odd thing to say. Moving on, Geri did get asked and Halliwell responded through her rep, which is never a good sign. In a statement to E! News, Halliwell’s rep said “It has been very disappointing to read about all these rumours again, especially on Mother’s Day of all days… She would like you to know that what has been reported recently is simply not true and has been very hurtful to her family.”
Mother’s Day in the UK is in March and apparently, it’s very distressing to see rumours about yourself written on this day.
Continuing, the rep said, “Moving forward, Geri can’t wait to see the girls and all the fans on the tour, have an amazing time with everyone, and make some new memories.” And likely yell at Mel B in person. Our words, not the rep’s.
In a second message specifically for fans, Halliwell’s rep says “Geri is really grateful for your support and loyalty for so many years. She loves the Spice Girls: Emma, Melanie, Melanie and Victoria.”
Mel B’s statements made Headlines, but If You Wanna Be (Geri’s) Lover and Get Down With (Geri), it’s Too Much to Holler, so now Mel B is a Last Time Lover, even though she thought it was Something Kinda Funny, Geri fought back, saying Who Do You Think You Are. Mel B, just Stop.
Did we include enough Spice Girls references to maintain our membership in the Spice World fan club? We’re going on 22 years and our annual fee is due soon.
Either Mel B or Geri is lying, but of course it’s no one’s business whether the two women slept together. But we will pass judgement on Mel B possibly kissing and telling. Not cool, Scary Spice.
Somewhere in her stunning mansion that we assume is outfitted in the poshest of minimalistic décor, Victoria Beckham is thinking ‘this is why I’m not going on tour again.’ We get it.
The Spice Girls are scheduled to kick off their month-long tour through the UK on May 18, as long as everyone is still speaking to one another.