The Horner household made no secret of their irritation when Mel B blithely announced that she and bandmate Geri had enjoyed an alleged fling in their Spice Girls heyday.
And while it’s certainly seemed like water under the bridge while the group has been back on the road for their SpiceWorld 2019 tour over the past few weeks, Geri’s husband Christian appeared to pass on the opportunity to share a selfie with Mel B on the final night at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Taking to Instagram, Christian, 45, shared a photo with Mel C, with Emma Bunton, with his wife Geri and with Geri and singer Adele, who was also in attendance to watch the show.
Christian Horner posed for snaps with all of wife Geri’s Spice Girls bandmates on Saturday… apart from Mel B [pictured with Emma Bunton]
Snub? Mel C made the cut, but not Mel B
But no snap with Mel B.
Back in March, Scary Spice told Piers Morgan during a taping for Life Stories that she and Ginger Spice had been more than just friends.
The singer confessed: ‘She is going to hate me for this because she is all posh with her country house and her husband, but it’s a fact. But it wasn’t a thing, it just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it.’
When Morgan enquired how frequently they slept together, the 44-year-old said ‘Oh stop it, you pervert’, before eventually confirming there was a solitary sexual encounter.
No snap with Mel B: Back in March, Scary Spice told Piers Morgan during a taping for Life Stories that she and Ginger Spice had been more than just friends
Proud hubby: Geri, 46, married Formula 1 racing team boss Christian in 2015
Geri, 46, married Formula 1 racing team boss Christian in 2015.
He posted a snap with Geri in his arms in Wembley after the final 2019 Spice Girls show, proudly captioning it: ’13 shows performing in front of over 700,000 people – I’m incredibly proud of you @therealgerihalliwell -you and the girls have been amazing and I’ve learnt some new dance moves. @emmaleebunton @melaniecmusic @officialmelb #spiceworld2019.’
At least Mel B got a shout-out on Instagram after all.
Spice fans: Taking to Instagram, Christian, 45, shared a photo with Geri and singer Adele, who was also in attendance to watch the show
He posted a snap with Geri in his arms in Wembley after the final 2019 Spice Girls show, proudly captioning it: ’13 shows performing in front of over 700,000 people – I’m incredibly proud of you @therealgerihalliwell -you and the girls have been amazing and I’ve learnt some new dance moves. @emmaleebunton @melaniecmusic @officialmelb #spiceworld2019′
Celebrities including A-list star Emma Stone have turned out in their droves to watch the girls reunite 25 years after they first formed.
Adele also met Emma who shared a sweet selfie of the two of them and branded the pop star ‘gorgeous’ as she paid a sweet tribute ahead of the show.
Earlier in the day Geri met groups of fans who had turned out in the hopes of meeting their favourite Spice Girl before the show, one fan was even so dedicated he revealed he was getting her signature tattooed on his arm.
She also shared a clip of herself walking out into Wembley Stadium where she predicted: ‘There’s going to be a lot of love a lot of tears, four spice girls, 700,000 people 13 stadiums. Tonight – it’s the big one.’
Hanging out: Ahead of their last sold-out performance Geri Horner hung out with Adele backstage
Sweet: Adele met Emma who shared a sweet selfie of the two of them and branded the pop star ‘gorgeous’ as she paid a sweet tribute ahead of the show
Soaking it up: Meanwhile, Mel B immersed herself in the crowd at Wembley as she joined her team in front of the stage to watch Jess Glynne perform her warm up act ahead of the main event
All of the Spice Girls have closely documented their tour journey on their respective social media pages and kept their fans updated on what goes on behind the scenes.
Before both Friday and Saturday’s shows Mel B revealed that she had been getting the tube to Wembley in order to beat the traffic during rush hour, ensuring to share snaps of her journey on Instagram.
Posting a snap of herself with her team on the tube, Mel joked: ‘Getting used to the London ‘tube’ life’.
Spice Girls fans were holding out hope that Victoria Beckham would join the rest of the group during their last performance at Wembley Stadium after being absent for the rest of the tour due to work commitments.
Dedicated: Earlier in the day Geri met groups of fans who had turned out in the hopes of meeting their favourite Spice Girl before the show, one fan was even so dedicated he revealed he was getting her signature tattooed on his arm
Throwback: Fans hoped they would see the group reunite like in their heyday (pictured in 1996)
Speculation reached fever pitch just hours before their final concert in Wembley, as Mel C shared a cryptic throwback post adding further fuel to the fire.
Taking to Instagram the songstress posted a black and white of herself alongside bandmates Mel B, Geri Horner Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham in their 90s heyday, but noted that ‘five girls’ would be headlining the stadium in London.
However Victoria was pictured arriving at Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio’s wedding with husband David in Seville.
It’s the big one! Geri also shared a clip of herself riding in a car as she approached Wembley Stadium and admitted that her heart is ‘filled with love’ for the girls in the band and their fans
In a lengthy caption Mel C had written: ‘In 1994 five girls answered an advert in The Stage newspaper for a new girl band. 25 years later, those five girls headline Wembley Stadium, for the third night in a row!
‘Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that all these years later we would be playing to sold out stadiums, performing what I believe to be the best show we’ve ever done.
‘It’s an honour and a privilege to share a stage with my fellow Spices, @therealgerihalliwell @officialmelb @emmaleebunton and the gorgeous @victoriabeckham will always be missed (hopefully someday to return)!
Reaction: Earlier in the day Mel C shared a post which led to a flurry of comments from delighted fans who began to suggest that Victoria could be making a return for the final show, after pulling out of the reunion tour due to work commitments
Star power: The Spice Girls brought the house down as they took to the stage during another sold out performance at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night
‘I never forget though, none of this would have been possible without you – the unbelievable fans. You have made a very normal girl feel incredibly special and I can never thank you enough for this.
‘I love you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to live this amazing life.’
Within seconds several eagle-eyed fans noted that Mel had hinted that all five girls would be taking to the stage at Wembley, sparking a social media hysteria as many claimed that this was evidence that Victoria would be rejoining the band for their last show.
Getting ready: Mel B proved she was just like the rest of us, as she touched up her make-up on a Jubilee line tube with a compact mirror ahead of the Wembley show on Thursday
One wrote: ‘You reckon Posh is gonna make an appearance for the last show?’ while another noted: ‘Five girls healine Wembley? Posh spice is making a comeback!?’
A third also posted: ‘Maybe VB could return tonight??’ while one excited fan replied: ‘She’s gonna come on tonight!’
But alas, it wasn’t to be.
Meanwhile, Mel B seemed to announce that they will take the tour to Australia in 2020.
Statement: The Spice Girls closed their hugely successful reunion tour at Wembley Stadium on Saturday with their third sold-out show in the capital
Delighted: The group have been touring England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland with their 2019 Spice World tour and reunited at the UK’s biggest arena for the first time in 21 years
Success story: The newly-reformed four-piece will head Down Under to tour in Australia in February next year