Victoria Beckham Says The Spice Girls Can Go On Without Posh
Well, world, it looks like you'll probably have to look forward to a certain reunion tour sans Posh. Because, no, Victoria Beckham won't be rejoining the Spice Girls on tour — but she's completely willing to see the rest re-live their glory days without her.
Beckham made it clear back in January that she was officially through with that era of her life. “I won’t ever do it again,” she told Vanity Fair Italy and Spain. “Doing the Olympics was an incredible honor. I was so proud to do it, proud to be British. That was a perfect time to say, ‘That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.’ Sometimes you’ve got to know when it’s time to leave the party.”
"It should have been the best moment of my life, but I just wanted to be elsewhere," she told French Vogue (Beckhams talks to various Vogues a lot, apparently). "It wasn't a lack of respect for the girls or the audience, but the passion just wasn't there. By contrast, in my new career, the passion grows every year. I still want more."
But just because she's done doesn't mean she begrudges the others their fun. Melanie Chisholm — AKA Mel C, AKA the woman who most recently made Emma Stone cry* — said Beckham had given them the green light to keep on keeping on:
We've talked about it. Victoria doesn't want to, which we completely understand. We are so proud of her and her incredible foray into fashion; it's incredible what she's achieved as a designer. The four of us could consider it maybe. We have Victoria's blessing to do that.
And hey, except for in the eyes of a few fans this isn't like if Destiny's Child went on tour without Beyonce (my apologies to the other members of Destiny's Child): While Beckham's certainly the most well-known of the Spice Girls currently, their iconicity back in the day was relatively well spread out amongst them. But we'll always have the turn of the century:
*Edit: This is mistaken. The one who made Emma Stone cry was Melanie Brown, AKA Mel B/Scary Spice, not Mel C/Sporty Spice. I would like to apologize to my fifth grade self for this grave error.