Mel B backtracks on lesbian fling claims with Geri Horner

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Geri Horner and Mel B (Credit: Getty)

Mel B has rowed back her comments about her fling with Spice Girls bandmate Geri Horner, claiming that the press have taken it ‘to a whole other level’.

Mel, real name Melanie Brown, claimed that she and Geri once slept together during their time in the band in an interview with Piers Morgan for this ITV talk show.

Speaking to the 2Day 104.1 radio show in Australia, she said: “I didn’t actually really admit anything.

“I just said we had a ‘thing’. It wasn’t a big deal. It was one of those things that happened one night.

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“I didn’t go into detail about it at all it’s the press that have taken it onto a whole other level. I just say it was like a little thing and we giggled about it the next day.”

She added that she’s since spoken to Geri on the phone about the furore.

“I was on the phone with Geri,” she said.

“I texted her and said I admitted on Piers that we had a little thing so don’t worry about it, it was all tongue in cheek and I didn’t go into detail and it was pre your husband and pre your babies and mine.

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“We had a long conversation. She texted me the night of and then we spoke at length today.”

Geri admitted during a 2003 interview with US DJ Howard Stern to having once had a same-sex fling ‘while drunk’ with a famous woman she would not reveal the identity of, but ‘realised quickly I was not a lesbian’.

Meanwhile, a second video interview showing Mel B and Geri’s closeness during the Spice Girls days has also been unearthed.

In an band chat with MTV in 1997, she was asked which other Spice Girl was her favourite.

She said she liked ‘different bits’ of all of them.

“I’d like Victoria’s legs, Mel C’s physicality, I’d want to marry Emma, and sh*g Mel B, there you go,” she said.

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