Get ready to spice up your life all over again!
The Spice Girls shared an adorable reunion snap on social media, marking the first time the ’90s Britpop icons have been publicly photographed together since 2012. The meeting went down at Geri Halliwell Horner‘s home in Hertfordshire, England, where Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm met with their former manager Simon Fuller to reportedly discuss upcoming projects.
Rumors of a reunion tour swirled as recently as last year, but none came to fruition after both Chisholm and Beckham expressed reluctance over the venture. “It is not happening. At some point you’ve gotta know when it’s time say, ‘That was great,’” Beckham said on British chat show This Morning last year.
Now the quintet confirm they have agreed to join forces. “We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together,” the group said in a statement released Friday.
“We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls. The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”
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“This is the pop reunion no one thought would ever happen again,” a source told The Sun. “But after a long period of negotiation Victoria agreed the time is right to work on new projects this year.” There’s one caveat, however: performances will likely not be part of this new reunion. “Victoria and Geri agreed it would be impossible to be part of a fully-fledged tour because of family and business commitments,” the source continued, alleging that Beckham finally agreed to reunite after being assured she would not need to sing. Instead, collaborations may include “TV projects in China, a new telly talent show, endorsement deals, and a compilation album celebrating their greatest hits,” The Sun reports.
Beckham, Bunton and Halliwell Horner all shared group shots on social media. “Love my girls!!! So many kisses!!! X Exciting x #friendshipneverends #girlpower,” the former Posh Spice captioned the photo.
Bunton (a.k.a. Baby Spice) was equally effusive, writing: “Love my girls!!! Exciting!” “Lovely seeing the girls #girlpower is alive and well,” Halliwell Horner added. Said Brown, “These amazing women have helped me become who I am, so to all the girls out there remember “friendship never ever ends”!!!! Boom.”
Bringing up the rear, Chisholm cheekily posted, “As usual, I’m a bit late to the party! Some of you may have seen this photo doing the rounds today…”