Geri Horner, née Halliwell, turns 49 today, in her stunning countryside estate with her Formula 1 tycoon husband, Christian Horner, 47.
Once know as Ginger Spice, Geri was one of the wildest members of the Spice Girls, admitting to patting Prince Charles on the bottom and, according to Melanie Brown, sharing a brief romantic moment in bed with Scary Spice.
Geri left the Spice Girls in 1998, citing differences with other members and has since been pursuing a career as a solo artist, clothes designer, author and actress.
In 2015, Geri married Christian, the team principal of the Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, at St Mary’s Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire, in front of their star-studded guests, friends and family.
It has been Christian’s third engagement but first marriage, and he shares seven-year-old daughter Olivia from his previous relationship.
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Geri and Christian would go on to have son Monty, four, while Geri also has daughter Bluebell Madonna, 15, who she shares with screenwriter ex Sacha Gervasi.
The couple share not one but two enormous houses, a country home near Banbury, Oxfordshire, and another pad in Hertfordshire.
In Geri’s Banbury home, where she appears to spend most of her time, she boasts a farm complete with acres of land and stables for her miniature donkeys.
There are also chickens, goats and horses, the latter of which Geri often posts photo astride as she goes on stunning walks around her land.
Last year she showed off her lavish home in a video posted on her Instagram, showing the gravel path as she sped around on a small motorised vehicle.
She showed off the beautiful exterior of the home, which has ivy-covered stone walls and a cobbled driveway.
Geri has also posted a photo with Monty as they picked raspberries together in her garden, which features a greenhouse and various vegetable patches that looked preened to perfection.
Another gorgeous snap showed Monty gifting his mum some daisies he had picked on their grassy land, covered in trees which mark the borders of the estate, alongside beds of daffodils.
A traditional brick wall and huge iron gates could also be spotted to keep out any trespassers or spying fans.
On the other side is a gatehouse with two turrets and a statue of a horse.
Geri often shares photos of herself cooking in the big, traditional-style kitchen with four separate ovens and a posh AGA.
The cabinets are painted a muted teal colour, with dark gloss worktops and a colourful piece of modern art hanging on the wall behind the oven.
In a nod to her now-iconic union jack minidress, Geri has a mixer emblazoned with the flag, while other appliances including a coffee machine can be spotted next to designer kitchenware in pastel tones.
Geri’s also kitted out her home with a £17,000 vintage Wurlitzer jukebox for them all to sing along to, as well as a posh piano so friends and family can tinkle the ivories whenever the mood takes them.
Their living room features an opulent marble working fireplace, a crystal chandelier and plush sofas, while Geri’s got a separate music room when inspiration strikes.
The spacious room has been decorated with a green patterned wallpaper and wooden flooring and various family photos and Geri’s numerous BRIT awards can be seen on surfaces.
The room could be seen when she posted a snap of her and fellow Spice Girls Mel B, Mel C, Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton, when they had reunion talks at her home in 2018.
The last time the band reunited was in 2019, when they performed a 13-date sellout stadium tour across the UK and Ireland.
It was previously reported that the planned 2017 reunion featuring just Mel B, Geri and Emma, had been axed with Geri being the first to pull out to focus on her family.
Instead, they had planned a 2021 reunion tour, though Victoria was said not to be taking part – but it was cancelled due to Covid.
But now it’s alleged the band are set to reunite next year to make a sequel to their hit film Spice World, on its 25th anniversary.
And they’re reportedly hoping that Victoria, who refused to join the band on their most recent reunion tour, will join them.
A source told The Sun : “The girls have been talking about how to mark the film’s anniversary and are actively considering making a tongue-in-cheek sequel.
“They have approached a screenwriter who is considering working on the project and making tentative steps forward.
“It is still in the early stages but they are talking to established names in the business, which proves they are taking a big screen comeback seriously.”
Victoria posted a photo of the band sitting on Geri’s cream sofa, with a black and white portrait of a vintage plane behind them.
And little Monty could also be seen in a miniature Mini Cooper car in cream, clearly taking after his Formula 1 star father.
Geri calls her makeshift office in the shed her “place of peace” where she can work on her production company, Wonderful Productions.
She sat on a rustic round metal table and what looks like a garden chair, in her outhouse with green wooden panelling on the walls and glass patio doors with matching green frames.
Paintings of flowers adorn the walls, and a large aromatherapy candle is in the centre of the table.
“Working in my shed (place of peace). With my companion Hugo,” she wrote, referring to her gorgeous pup who had joined her.
It was recently reported in The Sun that Geri had made a whopping £3.5million in the last two years.
Accounts from Wonderful Productions, which Geri uses for profits from her solo music and Spice Girls, revealed Geri made a £122,000 profit in year ending 31 August 2020, likely thanks to the Spice Girls tour.
She paid herself £200,000 in dividends, which equates to £547 per day, and she purchased £647,000 worth of stocks and shares.
Geri has retained £3,070,247 in her company, including an impressive £2,495,124 in cash.
And in 2019, Geri made £3,356,703 in profit, paying herself £212,500 in dividends at the time.
Overall, Geri is thought to have a healthy net worth of £28million – making her the second richest Spice Girl.
Victoria comes in at first place, with a hefty £323million net worth mostly due to her fashion empire.
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