Geri Halliwell (born Geraldine Estelle Halliwell; 06.08.1972) Geri Halliwell is an English singer best known for being a former member of the girlband Spice Girls and donning the moniker Ginger Spice.
Childhood Geri: Halliwell was born in Watford. Her parents are Laurence Francis Halliwell and Ana María. She grew up on a council estate in North Watford and attended Watford Grammar School for Girls. Before joining the Spice Girls, she worked as a nightclub dancer, a TV presenter and a glamour model.
Musical career: Geri Halliwell joined the Spice Girls in 1994 and was dubbed Ginger Spice in 1996 by Top of the Pops magazine. She was popular for her vibrant outfits, particularly her Union Jack dress that she wore at the 1997 BRIT awards. The band became the biggest selling girlband ever and sold more than 65 million records. Their debut single 'Wannabe' shot to number one and they subsequently had eight other number one singles including 'Mama' and '2 Become 1'. In 1998, she left the group due to musical differences and because she was suffering from depression. In 1999, she released her debut solo album 'Schizophonic' with number one singles 'Mi Chico Latino', 'Lift Me Up' and 'Bag It Up'. In 2001, she released her second album, 'Scream If You Wanna Go Faster', on which she covered 80s hit 'It's Raining Men' by the Weather Girls. It was a massive hit and landed platinum certification. In 2004, she released single 'Ride It', which reached number four in the UK. She arranged a UK tour that never came to fruition due to poor ticket sales. In 2005, she released her third album 'Passion'. In 2007, she announced that she would take part in a Spice Girls reunion tour entitled Return of the Spice Girls. In 2012, she reunited with the band yet again for the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Other career ventures Geri Halliwell released her autobiography 'If Only' in 1999. In 2002, she became a judge on the TV talent show 'Popstars: The rivals' with Pete Waterman and Louis Walsh. She also became a judge on the show 'All American Girl'. In 2003, she published a second autobiography entitled 'Just for the Record' and released two Yoga DVDs, 'Geri Yoga' and 'Geri Body Yoga'. She has made various other TV and film appearances including on 'Sex and the City' and in the movies 'Fat Slags' and 'Crank: High Voltage'. In 2007, she signed a book deal with Macmillan Children's Books to release a book series called 'Ugenia Lavender'. In 2010, she was a guest judge on 'The X Factor' and returned once again in 2012. She released her own bikini through Next in 2011. Geri Halliwell: Personal life Geri Halliwell had a daughter called Bluebell Madonna in 2006 and it is thought, but not confirmed, that the father is film director Sacha Gervasi. She supports Watford Football Club. In 1999, she became a representative for the United Nations Population Fund and subsequently travelled the world on behalf of the charity, visiting Zambia to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. In 1997, she was a vocal supporter of Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party. In 2001, her political affiliations had changed in favour of Tony Blair and the Labour Party.
It was Geri’s big day on Friday, but where were her former bandmates?
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finally said ‘I Do’ yesterday, in a lavish ceremony at the historic Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire. The pop star married Formula One team boss Christian Horner in front of a host of famous faces and at the recepition she even indulged in a solo rendition of Spice Girls hit ‘Wannabe’. But why was Emma Bunton the only ex-Spice Girl in attendance?
Geri and Christian after saying 'I do'.
Sporty Spice Mel C failed to make Geri’s big day thanks to her job on the other side of the world. The singer was unable to make it back it back in time for the ceremony after appearing as a judge on 'Asia's Got Talent' which aired it’s finale espied on May 14th.
Ginger Spice will be taken to meet her future husband by her daughter and Mel B and Emma Bunton's children
Ginger Spice’s upcoming nuptials have been a long drawn out process for those following it in the media with reports of discontent amongst the in-laws and a few Spice Girl no-shows.
Geri's new hubby will be met by more than just Ginger Spice at the bottom of the aisle
However, as Geri Halliwell walks down the aisle to meet soon-to-be hubby Christian Horner, she will be accompanied by Mel B and Emma Bunton’s children to make the event even more special.
Continue reading: Geri Halliwell To Be Walked Down The Aisle By Three Baby Baby Spices
Would Eva Longoria make the perfect fifth Spice Girl?
The Spice Girls are back together! Ok, that was misleading. By “are” I mean “were” and by “together” I mean “in the same room, taking pictures for a couple of hours”. Also, there were only four of them. But other than that...
Posh, Sporty, Baby and Ginger reunited at David Beckham’s glamorous birthday party on Saturday, in Marrakech, Morocco. It was the presence of Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton that really spiced up the party, though.
The 1990s girl band are coming back together for Ginger Spice's big day
If you were a young teenage girl, they were the best thing about the 1990s and now, to the delight of twentysomethings everywhere, the Spice Girls are back.
The engaged couple could be playing host to a Spice Girl reunion
But alas they’re not back to rock ridiculous high heels, ludicrously small Union Jack dresses or to attempt to sing iconic pop songs. They’re back to celebrate Ginger Spice’s wedding.
Continue reading: The Spice Girls Plan To Spice Up Geri's Wedding
Four songs recorded in 2000 emerged on SoundCloud on Wednesday, before being removed less than 24 hours later.
The internet briefly went into meltdown on Wednesday as four previously unreleased Spice Girls songs appeared online, only to be taken down early on Thursday morning.
The songs are believed to have been recorded at the same time as their third and final studio album Forever, which was released in 2000. Their titles are ‘A Day In Your Life’, ‘Pain Proof’, ‘If It’s Lovin’ Your On Mind’ and ‘Right Back At Ya’. The last of these is an alternative version of the one that actually appeared on Forever.
A still from the video for the Spice Girls' 1997 single 'Who Do You Think You Are'
Continue reading: Four Unreleased Spice Girls Tracks Leak Online, Before Being Taken Down
Meet the racing millionaire who won the ex-Spice Girl's heart.
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell announced her engagement today to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. The 40 year old is a pretty big deal in the racing world, but if you’re not all that up on your Formula One knowledge then the name Christian Horner probably means nothing to you. So lets take a closer look at the future Mr Ginger Spice...
Congratulations! The newly engaged Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner
Geri and Christian’s engagement was announced today Cumberbatch style, with a notice in The Times newspaper which read, 'Mr C.E.J. Horner OBE and Geri Halliwell, The engagement is announced between Christian, son of Mr and Mrs G.M. Horner and Geraldine, daughter of the late Mr L.F. Halliwell and Mrs A. Parkinson.’
Poppy Delevingne and new husband James Cook have tattooed the date of their star-studded wedding on to their arms. There will be no forgetting their anniversary now!
She’s a Chanel brand ambassador, an ex-roommate to Sienna Miller, a successful model in her own right and older sister to Cara Delevingne, who is currently the most coveted supermodel in the world. But that doesn’t mean that Poppy Delevingne’s wedding had to be the best wedding, ever. Oh, OK, it sort of does.
Poppy was a vision in white when she wed James Cook in Knightbridge last Friday
Poppy married long-term boyfriend James Cook on Friday last week, in a star-studded ceremony that could outdo the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. The couple had become engaged in 2012 and their wedding was one of the most anticipated events on any socialite’s calendar. Among the famous faces who attended the wedding were ex-Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear.
Oh, bless Geri Halliwell. The former Spice Girl was tasked with performing her new single Half of Me during an appearance on Australian sports programme The Footy Show this week, though things didn't really go to plan.
"How often to do we have an international superstar on the stage?" said one of the Footy Show's presenters before introducing Geri, "She's one of our favourite red-heads, and don't forget she's a member of the Australia's Got Talent show!"
The 41-year-old is releasing her new song down-under and, in fairness, agreed to sing a live rendition on the NRL show in front of an arena full of fans. Unfortunately for Halliwell, she regularly went out of tune and the dancing was frankly ridiculous.
Continue reading: Geri Halliwell Live Performance on Australian Show Is Hilarious [Video]
Mel B is fine with it, she's got bigger fish to fry, like X-Factor Australia
Australia is pretty full of British ex-pats; they're probably sick of them. But just when they thought they were getting rid of one Spice Girl (Mel B), they’ve been lumped with another one (Geri Halliwell).
So if they thought the loud, obnoxious, attention-seeking shouting was over, they were wrong. "Shows like that are brilliant and I love the opportunity they give to normal, everyday people," she said in an interview for an Australian TV network, adding: "Plus, I get to come to Australia," delighted at the prospect of a paid holiday. Since The Spice Girls failed to reunite properly, any work is good work, we suppose. So what can the southern hemisphere expect from the red-haired British (former) popstar? Well, given that she’s just split up with online betting tycoon Anton Kaszubowski, 38, last month, when she realised he wasn’t “The One” after all, you can expect a middle-aged woman looking for love, and making loads of money at the same time. "I think it's unnecessary to be mean for the sake of being mean, but I do believe you have to be truthful, but with love," Geri said.
‘But what of Mel B?’ no one screamed, ever. Well she had to leave Australia's Got Talent due to a contractual dispute with rival broadcaster Channel 7, which produces another of the shows she presents, Australian X Factor. "She actually said, 'I just want you to know I think you should do it cause you're gonna have a great time'," said Geri, proving there’s no hard feelings.
Former 'Ginger Spice' set to follow in 'Scary Spice's' footsteps
Geri Halliwell is excited about moving to Australia and boy are we excited to see her go! Sadly it looks like she’ll only be gone for a short while – so embrace it everyone! The former Spice Girl is off to be a judge on Australia’s Got Talent, with Sky News reporting that she’s joining three other judges already announced for the series, including comic Dawn French, singer-songwriter Timomatic and TV and radio personality Kyle Sandilands – if those three can’t spot talent then we really don’t know who can.
"Shows like that are brilliant and I love the opportunity they give to normal, everyday people," she said to a local TV network, adding "Plus, I get to come to Australia." That you do Geri, that you do. Talking about how she’d handle her judging role, the former pop group member commented "I think it's unnecessary to be mean for the sake of being mean, but I do believe you have to be truthful, but with love.”
She isn’t the first former Spice Girl to take on the challenge of Australia’s Got Talent, with Melanie Brown recently having to leave the show over a contractual dispute with a rival broadcaster, Channel 7, with whom she’s on Australian X Factor with. However, Halliwell said "She actually said, 'I just want you to know I think you should do it cause you're gonna have a great time'." We agree. Just leave us alone.