Spice Girls Mel B And Geri Horner 'In A Good Place' After 'Difficult' Phase

The two went through a "difficult" period after Mel B claimed she and Geri had a one-night stand in the 1990s.

Mel B has revealed her relationship with Spice Girls bandmate Geri Horner has healed, after a “difficult” phase between the pair earlier this year.

In the lead-up to the Spice Girls reunion tour, Mel made headlines when she told Piers Morgan that she and Geri had a one-night stand at the height of the band’s fame in the 1990s.

After initially remaining tight-lipped, Geri eventually spoke out about the claims as the press attention around the two grew, with Mel revealing in a new interview this led to a brief “awkward” stage in their friendship.

Geri Horner and Mel B
Geri Horner and Mel B
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Things got really pumped up in the press and on social media, and yes, it was difficult between Geri and myself for a while,” she told the Daily Mail. “I texted her on the night I did the Piers Morgan show and explained what he’d said and how I’d answered and she was fine with it. The problem was it then got hyped up into a much bigger story, and it didn’t help that we were just about to begin rehearsals.

“It was awkward. We hadn’t been back in the situation of being together every single day, being on stage, rehearsing, getting ourselves back into Spice Girls mode, and then all the headlines about our relationship were thrown into the mix, which was pretty bad timing.”

Mel also noted that her bandmate no longer being “the same outrageous Ginger she used to be” took some “getting used to”, but insisted that they are now “in a good place”, helped by Geri’s apology for leaving the band on the final night of the Spice Girls tour.

The Spice Girls on their recent tour
The Spice Girls on their recent tour
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She said: “On the last night at Wembley, Geri did something which, I think, meant more to me than any of the other girls. She said sorry for leaving the group back in 1998.

“We had been so close and then she just left and never really said why and never really said sorry until a few weeks ago. She gave me a massive hug after she said it and both of us had tears in our eyes because we knew, deep down, it had needed to be said for a long time, something that had rankled between us.”

Mel is now pushing for the rest of the group to take their Spice World tour to Australia in 2020, and has her eye on a performance at Glastonbury next year, which she also hopes former bandmate Victoria Beckham will also take part in.


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