It might feel like just yesterday that she was wearing a Union Jack mini dress and singing about “what you want, what you really, really want,” but two decades after leaving the Spice Girls, Geri Halliwell‘s life is looking very different. It’s been 23 years since she first said goodbye to the popular girl group, and now, Halliwell is mother to a teenager, as hard as that may be to believe.
While Halliwell does not often post photos of her 15-year-old daughter Bluebell, she did share a few photos of her recently for her birthday, and it’s easy to see the resemblance between the two.
Read on to see the pictures of Halliwell and Bluebell, and to find out more about the artist formerly known as Ginger Spice’s family.
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Geri Halliwell recently posted about her daughter Bluebell’s birthday.
On Bluebell’s 15th birthday in May, Halliwell posted a couple of current photos of her and one of her in a glittery princess dress when she was younger.
“Happy 15th Birthday Bluebell!” the proud mom wrote in the Instagram caption. “Another year older, it’s amazing to see you grow as a person, we are so proud of you!! We love you Blue.”
Halliwell shares Bluebell with her ex, director and screenwriter Sacha Gervasi.
Halliwell also has a son and stepdaughter.
Halliwell is also mom to four-year-old son Montague (aka Monty), who she had with race car driver Christain Horner, her husband since 2015. She is also stepmom to Horner’s seven-year-old daughter, Olivia, from a previous relationship with Beverley Allen.
“It has all been a huge change for Bluey, after having me to herself for so long, suddenly having not just Christian in her life, but a little stepsister, who is just so sweet and now a baby brother,” Halliwell told The Daily Mail in 2017 after Monty was born. “It’s a lot for a young girl but she’s a great kid, smart and funny with a big heart. I’m proud of her.”
Halliwell talked about her bond with Monty in a 2017 interview with Hello! “He really is the sweetest, most affectionate baby—such a cuddler,” she said. “I totally understand now that protective thing mums have with their sons; that deep-rooted feeling of ‘That’s my boy’. It is so lovely to have this little person who is half each of us. He’s a pretty chilled baby for the most part, which he gets more from Christian, but then we’ll encounter a bit of protest and I think, ‘Ah, there’s the Halliwell!'”
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Halliwell has talked about how motherhood has changed her over the years.
In 2009, when Bluebell was only three, Halliwell spoke to Red magazine about being a mother. “As soon as you have a child, you get guilty,” she said (via People). “I’m always thinking, ‘Is that good enough? Am I doing it right?'”
She added, though, that she liked seeing the world as a child again through her daughter. “There is a part of me that is quite child-like,” she said. “I love the innocence, the creativity; that gets so lost in the cynical world we live in.”
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Bluebell also helped her mom overcome an unhealthy relationship with food.
While talking with Oprah Winfrey in a 2016 episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Halliwell opened up about her battle with bulimia. “Throughout my 20s, I had bulimia. Even when I’d recovered from it, I had a distant relationship with food,” she said (via Hello!). “I think one of the challenging aspects is the scrutiny being in the glare of the spotlight. I think I felt much more conscious of myself, my body weight. All the things that everybody normally goes through, but a heightened version.”
In a 2020 episode of her YouTube series Rainbow Woman, Halliwell talked about developing a healthy relationship with food for her daughter’s sake while baking with her. “Food for me has been such an interesting subject so to find a healthy relationship has taken time,” she said. “‘I had always wanted a good relationship with food so my daughter would have it, so she wouldn’t be like how I was when I was growing up—always on a diet and had no interest whatsoever.”
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