The Spice Girls were the biggest selling all-female pop group of all-time, selling hundreds of millions of singles and albums around the world while they were active and are seen as one of the most influential female bands in the world. Since splitting from the Spice Girls, the five members have embarked on solo careers with differing success, with some of the quintet launching fashion brands and performing humanitarian work. Here’s what the five members of Spice Girls have done since their split.
Victoria Beckham, also known as “Posh Spice,” started life in the Spice Girls as Victoria Adams but married football star David Beckham in 1999. The high-profile couple have four children together and split their time between living in the United Kingdom and Los Angeles in the United States of America. Beckham embarked on a solo career, but her debut album only sold approximately 50,000 copies despite costing a reputed £5 million to produce. Since shelving her solo career, Beckham has focussed on her now-successful fashion label which started selling dresses but has since expanded to luxury handbags that sell at up to £18,000 each. Beckham is also heavily involved in charity work including Save The Children and PETA.
Melanie Brown, often called Mel B, was known as “Scary Spice” during the Spice Girls, was born in Leeds and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Brown was married to Jimmy Gulzar for two years before divorcing him in 2000 and marrying Stephen Belafonte in 2007; they stayed married for 10 years. Before marrying Belafonte, Brown dated Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy and the pair have a child together. Murphy initially denied he was the father, but a DNA test proved he was and he paid a $7 million paternity settlement. Relationships aside, Brown started a brief solo career, but it never took off with one album only selling 7,419 copies. Brown also released an autobiography and is now involved in television, mostly on The X Factor as one of the judges of the talent show.
Melanie Chisholm, often abbreviated to Mel C or called “Sporty Spice,” has enjoyed a successful solo career since leaving the Spice Girls; it is far more successful than any of her former bandmates. Chisholm’s solo career began with a hit record with Bryan Adams called “When You’re Gone” and her solo debut album Northern Star reached number four in the UK Albums Chart and was certified triple Platinum. Since 1996, Chisholm has released seven solo albums and has sold more than 20 million records.
Geri Halliwell, also known as “Ginger Spice” is now known as Geri Horner after marrying Christian Horner in 2015. Horner has two children. Horner’s solo career was initially a success with her 1999 debut album Schizophonic having three number one singles before her 2001 hit “It’s Raining Men” became the biggest hit of her career. After her musical career dwindled into obscurity, Horner released some children’s books with one selling more than 250,000 copies to make Horner the most successful celebrity female author of 2008.
Emma Bunton, or “Baby Spice” has mostly worked as a radio host since leaving the Spice Girl and is very popular. In 20017, Bunton won both the Digital Radio Programme and Radio Presenter of the Year award for her work on Heart London. Bunton has been in a relationship with Damage singer Jade Jones since 1998 and the pair have two sons together.