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My lesbian fling with Spice Girl bandmate Geri: Mel B finally clears up 25 years of rumours

DID two become one? It’s the tantalising question that fans of the Spice Girls have been asking for a quarter of a century.

Now Scary Spice Mel B has provided the answer – she DID have a lesbian fling with bandmate Geri Halliwell.

The admission finally came during a TV interview with Mail on Sunday columnist Piers Morgan for his forthcoming Life Stories series.

The Spice Girls’ reunion in February last year saw all five band members discuss a possible come back tour. Scary Spice Mel B says she DID have a lesbian fling with bandmate Geri Halliwell

Repeatedly pressed about persistent rumours that she and Ginger Spice – now Geri Horner – had been more than just friends, the singer confessed

Repeatedly pressed about persistent rumours that she and Ginger Spice – now Geri Horner – had been more than just friends, the singer confessed

At a royal gala in 1997 the Spice Girls had been together for just three years. Gerri Halliwell (right) and Mel B (left) had a lesbian affair. Mel B admitted a sexual encounter did happen

At a royal gala in 1997 the Spice Girls had been together for just three years. Gerri Halliwell (right) and Mel B (left) had a lesbian affair. Mel B admitted a sexual encounter did happen

Repeatedly pressed about persistent rumours that she and Ginger Spice – now Geri Horner – had been more than just friends, the singer confessed: ‘She is going to hate me for this because she is all posh with her country house and her husband, but it’s a fact. But it wasn’t a thing, it just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it.’

When Morgan enquired how frequently they slept together, the 43-year-old, real name Melanie Brown, said ‘Oh stop it, you pervert’, before eventually confirming there was a solitary sexual encounter.

Mel B admitted that the public will be fascinated by her fling with Geri, who married Formula 1 racing team boss Christian Horner in 2015.

Posing for a picture in 1996. Mel B, who divorced film producer Stephen Belafonte in 2017 after a turbulent ten-year marriage, detailed a chaotic life of sex and drugs in a recent autobiography

Posing for a picture in 1996. Mel B, who divorced film producer Stephen Belafonte in 2017 after a turbulent ten-year marriage, detailed a chaotic life of sex and drugs in a recent autobiography

Geri Halliwell, now Horner, pictured this month. Geri’s decision to leave the Spice Girls in 1998 was widely rumoured to have been down to rows with Mel B, and the pair have reportedly clashed over their outfits for the new tour

Geri Halliwell, now Horner, pictured this month. Geri’s decision to leave the Spice Girls in 1998 was widely rumoured to have been down to rows with Mel B, and the pair have reportedly clashed over their outfits for the new tour

Her bandmate Melanie Chisholm – Mel C – who was in the audience as the ITV show was recorded on Friday evening, admitted: ‘This is all new to me.’

‘I have said it now. All done,’ added Mel B. ‘She is going to kill me.’

Mel B, who divorced film producer Stephen Belafonte in 2017 after a turbulent ten-year marriage, detailed a chaotic life of sex and drugs in a recent autobiography.

And she has justification for her concern about how Geri will react as the pair are known to have a fractious relationship.

It will come under more stress when the band – minus Posh Spice Victoria Beckham – begin rehearsals for their UK tour in a fortnight.

Geri’s decision to leave the Spice Girls in 1998 was widely rumoured to have been down to rows with Mel B, and the pair have reportedly clashed over their outfits for the new tour. Geri, who last night declined to comment on Mel B’s revelation, is said to favour more demure outfits worn by the band’s now middle-aged fans, while Mel B wants to dust down the skimpy clothing of their 1990s heyday.

The Spice Girls teamed up with Comic Relief to launch the #IWannabeASpiceGirl campaign, raising funds and awareness for Power Up, part of Comic Reliefs Gender Justice November. Geri, who last night declined to comment on Mel B’s revelation, is said to favour more demure outfits worn by the band’s now middle-aged fans, while Mel B wants to dust down the skimpy clothing of their 1990s heyday

The Spice Girls teamed up with Comic Relief to launch the #IWannabeASpiceGirl campaign, raising funds and awareness for Power Up, part of Comic Reliefs Gender Justice November. Geri, who last night declined to comment on Mel B’s revelation, is said to favour more demure outfits worn by the band’s now middle-aged fans, while Mel B wants to dust down the skimpy clothing of their 1990s heyday

Mel B told Piers Morgan she had a sexual encounter with her bandmate Geri Halliwell

Mel B told Piers Morgan she had a sexual encounter with her bandmate Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton at the British Fashion Awards at The Royal Albert Hall in 1996. The Spice Girls sold 85 million records over their career, scoring nine No 1 singles including Wannabe and 2 Become 1, before splitting in 2000. Their sold-out tour begins in Dublin on May 24

Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton at the British Fashion Awards at The Royal Albert Hall in 1996. The Spice Girls sold 85 million records over their career, scoring nine No 1 singles including Wannabe and 2 Become 1, before splitting in 2000. Their sold-out tour begins in Dublin on May 24

When Morgan asked her about her sexuality, twice married mother-of-three Mel B replied: ‘You fall in love with whoever you fall in love with. I just don’t have a preference.

‘I had a great experience with a woman for five years and that showed me that there are other options out there.

‘My mum will tell you [that period] was one of the happiest times she has ever seen me.’

The Spice Girls sold 85 million records over their career, scoring nine No 1 singles including Wannabe and 2 Become 1, before splitting in 2000. Their sold-out tour begins in Dublin on May 24. 

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