Emma Bunton Wished Geri Halliwell Happy Birthday In True Spice Girls Style

With a hefty dose of ‘90s nostalgia.

by Aisha Rimi
Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of The Spice Girls celebrate as their single Viva Forever goes to number on...
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For those of us that grew up in the ‘90s and ‘00s, the Spice Girls will always have a special place in our hearts. Like no group before them, the iconic girl band showed us the true power of female friendship. That’s why we’re getting all the nostalgic feels with Emma Bunton’s latest Instagram post. To wish her former bandmate Geri Halliwell a happy birthday, Bunton posted a carousel of three photos that took us down memory lane. The pictures of the baby-faced singers are a little reminder that their friendship has spanned over two decades.

Despite Halliwell’s departure from the group just two years into the Spice Girls’ worldwide takeover, she’s maintained a good relationship with her former bandmates, Bunton included. The friends have been there for one another during major moments in their personal lives over the years.

Just last month Bunton married her longtime partner Jade Jones in a small surprise ceremony, sharing a series of romantic shots from the celebration on Instagram. Halliwell took to her Instagram Stories to congratulate the couple and wrote: “Congratulations @emmaleebunton and @jadejonesdmg. So happy for you and your lovely family."

In 2015, Bunton attended Halliwells’s wedding to Christian Horner, but she was the only Spice Girl there. Bunton’s sons Beau and Tate were even part of the ceremony as they accompanied Halliwell down the aisle.

When Halliwell gave birth to her daughter Bluebell in 2006, she asked Bunton to be her godmother alongside Victoria Beckham. Even after the drama and initial fallout from Ginger Spice’s exit from the band, Halliwell and Bunton’s relationship just shows us that true friendship never ends.