Victoria Beckham denies trying to legally block Spice Girls reunion

Since the anticipated reunion of iconic 90s girl power band the Spice Girls was announced, the news has gone from good to bad, with new issues continuing to arise and dash hopes of a reunion. Victoria “Posh” Beckham and Melanie “Sporty” Chisholm never planned to be a part of the reunion, leaving Emma “Baby” Bunton, Melanie “Scary” Brown and Geri “Ginger” Halliwell-Horner to tour as GEM. But now, that mini-reunion is in question, as Victoria has enlisted lawyers to block GEM from performing the band’s biggest hits.

A source told The Sun that Victoria is concerned that mixing new songs with Spice Girls classics has the potential to “damage” the group’s legacy. The source went on to say, “Victoria takes herself very seriously now and didn’t want to have an association with this project which she felt she would if they sang the classic songs and marketed themselves as the Spice Girls. She got lawyers involved as she has a writing credit on the hits and co-owns the companies which control the band’s legacy and finances.”

Victoria is credited as a co-writer for the band’s biggest hits, including, “2 Become 1,” “Say You’ll Be There” and “Spice Up Your Life”. She recently told The Sunday Times, “I do think they should sing new material, though, because what we did as the Spice Girls was so special. If they sang Spice Girls songs, I think I might be a bit sad.” As for the rest of the girls, The Sun reports that they’re “devastated” that their former band mate is threatening legal action to stop them from singing the hits, adding:

”Victoria was a huge part of their lives and now she is using lawyers to block their comeback.”

“Victoria is proud of her Spice Girls history but this suggests she wants to cut all links with the group which transformed her life.”

“She is resorting to aggressive legal letters and it is an extremely sad way for things to end after all they have been through together.”

[From The Sun]

Of course, Victoria is denying these accusations. Her people contacted the Daily Mail and asserted “No legal letter was sent, this is a fabrication by The Sun and this story is now being handled legally by Victoria’s lawyer.”

It seems Victoria really didn’t need to bother making any effort to block the reunion (if she is actually trying to do so,) as it sure does look like it’s not going to happen at all. Geri is expecting a baby with hubby Christian Horner in October, and I think on stage performing while well into pregnancy isn’t doctor-advised. At least her fellow Spice Girls are happy about the upcoming arrival. Emma was in attendance at a baby shower thrown by interior designer Yassmin Ghandehari in Geri’s honor this past weekend. Geri posted a picture from the party on Instagram with the caption “girl time.”

@sallywood1 @emmaleebunton – girl time 🤗

A photo posted by Geri Horner (@therealgerihalliwell) on

If that’s not enough, Geri, who has been a guest on Britain’s X Factor, is looking to become a television host on her own. Not only is she in talks to host the next season of The Great British Bake-Off, she also recently hosted a BBC documentary chronicling pop culture trends of the 90s. A source told The Sun, “Geri was in the most iconic girl group in history so the BBC were thrilled to get her on board.” The source went on to say that, with a baby on the way, “working in telly will be great for [Geri] to pick and choose the opportunities which come her way.”

So, for those of you (or maybe just me) who want to hear more music from the Spicy ones, there is a silver lining, as Geri is in the studio, working on a new solo album. her first since 2005’s Passion. She posted a pic, with baby bump visible, from the recording studio to Instagram Sunday night.

Studio on Sunday evening #workingmums 💪

A photo posted by Geri Horner (@therealgerihalliwell) on

Oh well, I had my moment of excitement. RIP, GEM – at least for the moment. And, looking on what little bright side I can, I don’t have to shell out the bucks to go to England in July.

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  1. Mikasa says:

    She’s such a miserable woman.

    • Little Darling says:

      I don’t find her miserable at all. She had a brief show on E, and she was hilarious. She didn’t take herself as seriously as she comes off. She’s got a great sense of humor, and I actually like her a lot. I think the show was called Coming to America or something. (crap, isn’t that an Eddie Murphy movie?)

      • sienna says:

        I totally agree, I think she’s lovely. I also think this reunion is an all or nothing sort of thing… If one of them doesn’t want to reunite, then scrap the whole idea and let the others do something else. This half done reunion reeks of desperation.

      • OhDear says:

        +2 (or whatever number we’re on). From what I’ve read she’s a funny, nice, and hard-working person.

    • Annetommy says:

      “Victoria takes herself very seriously now”. That explains the face, then. That and the Botox.

    • Jayce says:

      I’ve never met her myself, but I know people who have and they all say that she and David are lovely people. Very down to earth and friendly. I can’t say the same about Mel B whom I met a few years ago. She was downright rude! Just goes to show how much the public image can differ from reality.

  2. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I knew it wouldn’t happen when Mel B got that Broadway gig – she was the driving force behind the project as she needed the money and exposure. She touts a reunion whenever she needs the work.

    • NastyWoman` says:

      Isn’t Mel B on America’s Got Talent? That’s a big deal over here. I don’t think she needed the money.

  3. Jenni says:

    Sometimes it seems that she totally wants (us) to forget that she was part of the Spice Girls. She would be a nobody without this band.

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      Exactly. That’s how she met David – he saw one of their videos on tv and wanted to meet her and it’s because of him her profile went up big time.

    • OhDear says:

      Eh, I think she’s just moved on from it. Also, she was the bigger star when she met Beckham.

  4. Sixer says:

    What would be the point of reforming if they DIDN’T sing any of the classic songs?

  5. Lucy2 says:

    Sorry, i’m still laughing at the idea that the Spice Girls are the most iconic girl group of all time.

  6. Miss M says:

    I feel bad for Victoria… The least talented of the Spice girls. Her absence would not be missed…
    Hopefully, they will perform next year and who knows? Maybe Mel C will join them!

  7. Sitka says:

    Did Geri annouce the pregnancy super early if she’s due in October or is my maths way off

  8. Nicole says:

    Sorry but I never believed the reunion was going to happen regardless and I doubt that VB would sue them over it. If so I think she would’ve done so ages ago when announced. Also everyone is doing something else so if this was for summer it doesn’t look like it.

    Plus the sun is not exactly known for facts

  9. Rocio says:

    Even though I’ve come to like Posh over the years, Ginger has always been my favourite.

  10. manta says:

    If the lady on these instagram pictures gives birth in October that will probably break a record for a length for a human pregnancy!

  11. clairej says:

    I know of two seperate friends who have had encounters with Geri and neither had a pleasant word to say. She was a right bitch. Saying that she is still my favourite Spice Girl.