Who Is Christian Horner? Geri Halliwell's Fiance Is Totally a Sporty Spice
There comes a time in every girl's life where she has to pick a favorite Spice Girl, and that time came for me in third grade. As soon as my class hit the playground at recess, we were divided into factions: Those who wanted to play Power Rangers, and those who wanted to play Spice Girls. And I was always Ginger Spice because she was always my girl. So naturally, I was super excited when I heard the good news — Geri Halliwell is engaged to Christian Horner. There's only one problem: Who is Christian Horner?
Unfortunately, Halliwell's very traditional engagement notice in The Times didn't give us many details. The printed announcement simply 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," so no info there. And Halliwell's tweet to commemorate the occasion was just as sparse, offering up only that the news was true and they are happy. Of course you're happy — who doesn't love the idea of spending the rest of your life with an awesome person and planning a wedding?
After a little investigating, though, it seems like Horner is a really good, super successful dude, and I totally approve of this engagement.
They haven't dated that long, but they've been friends for awhile
Although Halliwell and Horner have been pals since 2009, their relationship has only been official since March 2014 — although they've been photographed together before then plenty of times, so it's totally possible they've been dating way longer than eight months. And as it turns out, they're pretty adorable together.
He manages a racing team
After a long career as a race car driver, racing for Formula Two, British F3, and Formula Renault, Horner took on a different role: team manager. Now, the 40-year-old is the head of Formula One's Infiniti Red Bull Racing team, and it appears he's pretty good at his job. In 2013, he led the team to 13 victories during their racing season. Not too shabby! And according to Halliwell's Twitter uploads, she seems to spend a lot of time out on the track with Horner, which seems like a lot of fun.
Added bonus: Horner is loaded. He's apparently worth about $7.5 million. I know money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy a lot of other stuff.
He has a daughter
Now that they're getting married, their family is getting bigger (when "2 Become 1," get it?). Just like Halliwell has a daughter, Bluebell, age 8, Horner's got a one-year-old baby girl of his own. Fingers crossed this means tons of adorable kiddo pics!
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