THEY'RE not the best of friends - so it's not surprise things were described as 'awkward' between Victoria Beckham and Mel B when they met at a gym in LA.
It's well known that Mel B is a driving force for a Spice Girls reunion - but that Victoria isn't keen.
The fashion designer only agreed to join the girls for their performance at the London 2012 Olympics on the understanding it would be the last time she performed with the band.
The run-in between the two former band mates occurred at the exclusive SoulCycle gym in Brentwood.
Mel B usually attends a different branch of the gym, according to Heat magazine.
Witnesses told the magazine that Beckham (39) waved at Mel B, however 'Scary Spice' ignored her.
However the mother-of-four wasn't perturbed by the cold shoulder - and went over and chatted to Mel B shortly after.
The exchange is said to have lasted only a minute, and looked 'uncomfortable'.
Mel (38) is said to be eager for a reunion of the legendary 90s girl band to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut hit 'Wannabe'.
The last time the five were publicly together was at the launch of the
On the night the other four girls arrived together - Victoria was late and only posed fro pictures with her family.
Emma Stone’s undying love of the Spice Girls has resurfaced yet again. At an interview yesterday morning with a British radio show, the hosts surprised the actress by having Mel C (aka Sporty Spice) make a surprise appearance via FaceTime. “She said she still has all of her baby-doll dresses if you ever want to pop around and try them on,” Mel C told Stone, referring to Emma (aka Baby Spice). Stone’s eyes went wide, “Yes, I would love to! It’s so nice to meet you!” This was after Stone admitted on Jimmy Kimmel that by the age of ten she had perfected the ability to forge all five Spice Girls’ signatures, and after crying of excitement when she received a video message from Mel B (aka Scary Spice) while on a press junket.
The Spice Girls were unlike the other nineties pop bands that were on heavy rotation in our CD player (yes, CD player), such as the Backstreet Boys and Creed. Professing your love for them—even today—is not embarrassing to admit. (Just listen to Danish singer MØ’s latest electro-tinged cover of “Say You’ll Be There,” which I warn, you’ll have on repeat all day.)
Perhaps it’s because the Spice Girls proved that it actually is possible for a band to go from teen-pop phenomenon to successful adult entrepreneurs. It’s as if they were our rebellious older sisters—you know, the kind who wore blue lipstick and tribal necklaces and platform sneakers—who grew up and became successful women with cool jobs, families, and great hair. Take Victoria Beckham’s side step into the fashion world. Or Mel B’s prolific career as a television and radio host (and, yes, there was the messy business with baby daddy Eddie Murphy, but these days she seems stronger than ever). Although Mel C, Emma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell haven’t had the same level of breakout commercial success after the band ended, they’re all hardworking singers who have continuously released albums in the past two decades. A glance at Baby Spice’s Instagram proves they’re all still very much a part of one another’s lives. It’s not that any of this is out of the ordinary, we all knew that life in Spice World wasn’t going to last forever—but as we grew up, so did they, and their efforts reflected that they, too, were searching for ways to be more professionally and emotionally fulfilled. There was a sisterhood that the Spice Girls branded, and while that band was completely manufactured—as pop music can be—we fans gravitated to its positivity. And from the looks of it, so did they. Just look at ‘NSync for how different it could be. Justin Timberlake was the only one who broke out from the bunch, and he’s reinvented himself so thoroughly that it’s as if the band were a part of his past he’d rather you never remember. ‘NSync’s big reunion at last year’s VMAs took up less than two minutes of Timberlake’s 15-minute performance, and in the end the others looked more like backup dancers than former band mates. Then recall the Spice Girls 2007-2008 reunion tour, where they played sold-out shows in 23 cities. I went to the one in Madison Square Garden, and it’s easy to imagine Emma Stone could have been there too—dancing, singing along (“Every boy and every girl / Spice up your life / People of the world / Spice up your life”) like the rest of us.