The former Spice Girl has finally found her happy ending, and we couldn't be more pleased for her
We know Geri Halliwell as the poster girl for girl power, and one fifth of our fave girl band EVER, the Spice Girls. But did you know she’s also a whizz in the kitchen?
She’s revealed that it was actually her love for all things culinary, that helped her overcome her battle with bulimia which dominated her twenties.
Speaking to You Magazine, Geri said: ‘Throughout my twenties, I had bulimia. Even when I’d recovered from it, I had a distant relationship with food. I wanted to be a healthy example for my daughter, so I tried to have balance.
‘But to bake properly and celebrate cake rather than run from it was such a landmark for me. The creativity of baking something islike writing a song; it’s a mood-changer.’
Another reason she’s so happy is because she’s finally found her prince charming in Red Ball Formula One team principal, Christian Horner. The couple tied the knot in May 2015, and Gezza says this kind of romance is totally different to her previous relationships. Aww!
‘With certain boyfriends I was breathing in, giving them a version of myself that I felt was airbrushed and acceptable, whereas with my husband I’m completely myself. It leads to a much greater sense of freedom.
‘Some people get lucky, they’re relaxed in their skin from their teens, but it’s taken me a long time. I’ve got a really nice bloke in my life now, because that’s how I feel about myself.
‘I feared being married because I’d heard it was about compromise, it wasn’t until I met Christian that I felt ready.’
Talking about fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham‘s long marriage to David Beckham, she said: ‘I get it now. I remember when Victoria [got married], my focus was just our group of women. I couldn’t understand why anything else would be chosen over us. Now I understand why women prioritise relationships. But it’s got to be worth it.’
With the 20th anniversary of The Spice Girls coming up this year – (how old do we feel?!) Geri’s got us all excited by hinting at a reunion. ‘The music captured what a whole generation was feeling. And it belongs as much to them as it does to us. So I think it’s important we celebrate it together.’
Eek! We’re keeping everything crossed.