Revealed: Mel B and Geri Halliwell Hooked Up During Their Spice Girls Years
Mel B is spilling some new details on the Spice Girls — claiming that she and Geri Halliwell hooked up back in the day. The details came out when Mel B sat down for a taping of Piers Morgan’s new show Life Stories. Morgan called the admission “a bombshell.”
It was a one-time thing
During her sit down with Morgan, he asked: “Did you or didn’t you with Geri Halliwell… did you sleep with her?,” according to the transcript posted on Mail on Sunday.
He addressed the rumors that the bandmates were “more than just good friends,” asking “You had a little dabble?”
The singer shared: “Yeah, we all slept in a bed together but not ‘like that’ all of us.”
When Morgan continued, pressing, “Did you sleep with Geri ‘like that’?,” she smiled and answered: “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.”
She added, “It was just that once. 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.”
When did Mel and Geri hook up?
The exact timing of their sexual encounter as it related to the Spice Girls’ trajectory wasn’t revealed, but The Sun on Sunday reported that it was after the girl group moved into a shared house in the mid-90s. Their hit song “Wannabe” was released in 1996 and Halliwell left the band two years later, then rejoined in 2007.
While another Spice Girl, Mel C, was in the audience during Mel B’s interview, she seemed surprised to hear of the hookup. After Mel B made the claim about Halliwell, she looked to Mel C in the audience, who remarked, “I don’t know anything.”
When Mel B said, “Oh whatever Mel” to her, Mel C’s response was, “This is all new to me.”
When asked if she and any of the other Spice Girls hooked up, Mel B dished, “Well, when I got my tongue pierced we all kissed. But that was just a kiss because I wanted to know what it felt like. It was just a silly kiss. Nothing sexual like that.”
She explained why she didn’t reveal their hookup in her book
Morgan was quite pleased with the exclusive, noting, “This is a Spice Girls bombshell. You have never admitted this before have you? People are going to be fascinated.”
The host also touched on why Mel B didn’t explore this “bombshell” in her book, Brutally Honest. She explained: “I’m an honest person. I didn’t put it in my book because that wasn’t what my book was about. It was brutally honest in a different way.”
Morgan asked Mel B about her sexuality
Morgan further asked the Spice Girls singer about her sexuality, to which she noted: “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.”
She added: “My mum will tell you [that period] was one of the happiest times she has ever seen me.”
The Spice Girls are set to kick off heir sold-out tour on May 24 in Dublin. It should be interesting to see if things get awkward, seeing as Mel B told Morgan that Halliwell “is going to kill me and so is her husband” after confirming this rumor.