Geri Halliwell and Benedict Cumberbatch's Engagements Have Something Big in Common

It turns out that one of the Spice Girls may be a Cumberbitch. Geri Halliwell is engaged to Christian Horner, and she announced it in The Times just like Benedict Cumberbatch did last week. The simple announcement in the UK paper read, "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." OK, so maybe British people are just more classy than us Americans — or at least more traditional — but I'd like to think that she's a Sherlock fan, too.

Horner is a Formula One team boss, and he and Halliwell have been dating since March of this year. They both have children from previous relationships (she with an 8-year-old daughter and him with a 1-year-old daughter) but neither have married previously. So far, none of her fellow Spice Girls have reacted on Twitter, but after making the traditional announcement, Halliwell tweeted the news to continue the celebrations in a more modern way. Congratulations to the happy couple!