Geri Halliwell, also known as Geri Horner-Halliwell, is a former member of the Spice Girls, a successful solo artist, and the wife of Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner, with whom she has a son; she also has a daughter from a previous relationship.
‣ Geri Halliwell, also known as Geri Horner-Halliwell, is a British singer, author, and actress, best known as a member of the girl group Spice Girls. She was born on 6 August 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire.
‣ Halliwell’s breakthrough came in 1994 when she formed the Spice Girls with Melanie C, Mel B, and Victoria Beckham. The group’s debut album Spice was a worldwide sensation. Halliwell left the group in 1998 due to depression and disagreements, but they reunited for a tour in 2007.
‣ After her success with the Spice Girls, Halliwell embarked on a solo career, releasing three albums and writing a successful children’s book series. She also appeared in several films and TV shows.
‣ Halliwell married Christian Horner, the team boss of Red Bull Racing, in 2015. They have a son together, and Halliwell also has a daughter from a previous relationship.
Ever tuned into a Formula 1 race and spotted Christian Horner, the team boss of Red Bull Racing? You might’ve seen his wife too. But who exactly is Geri Horner-Halliwell, the other half of Christian Horner?
Meet Geri Halliwell
Born Geraldine Estelle Halliwell on 6 August 1972, Geri hails from Watford, Hertfordshire. Her parents, Ana Maria and Laurence Francis, are of Spanish and Scandinavian descent, respectively.
Geri’s journey to fame began right after school. She danced in Majorca, hosted the Turkish version of Let’s Make a Deal, and even modeled. At 19, she graced page three of The Sun and later appeared in Playboy and Penthouse in 1998.
The Spice Girls Era
1994 marked a turning point for Geri. She formed a girl band with Melanie C, Mel B, and Victoria Beckham. They won a competition by The Stage magazine to start a girl band, and along with Emma Bunton, they became the group Touch.
In 1995, they parted ways with Heart Management and signed with Virgin Records. The group was renamed Spice Girls, and their debut album Spice became a global hit. However, Geri left the group in 1998 due to depression and disagreements.
Fast forward to 2007, the Spice Girls announced a reunion tour and released a compilation album, Greatest Hits. They also released a documentary, Spice Girls: Giving You Everything.
Ginger Spice and Beyond
Post the release of Wannabe, Top of the Pops gave nicknames to each band member. Geri, with her red hair, became Ginger Spice.
After Spice Girls, Geri embarked on a solo career. She released three albums and even authored a successful children’s series, Ugenia Lavender. Geri also appeared in several films and featured in the Netflix series Drive to Survive.
Geri and Robbie Williams
In the 90s, Geri and Robbie Williams were a star couple. However, their relationship was short-lived. Williams recently revealed in a documentary that paparazzi, allegedly tipped off by Geri, led to their breakup.
Geri’s Personal Life
Geri married Christian Horner on 15 May 2015. They had met the previous year and announced their engagement in November 2014. Geri now goes by Geri Horner-Halliwell.
Geri became a mother in May 2006 to Bluebell Madonna Halliwell. Bluebell’s father is Sacha Gervasi, Geri’s then-partner. Geri and Christian have a son, Monty Horner, born in January 2017. Geri is also a stepmother to Christian’s daughter, Olivia.