Geri Halliwell is a singer, actress, and clothes designer who made a name for herself as a member of the pop girl group, Spice Girls as Ginger Spice. After leaving the group that saw her star shining, she began a solo career in 1998 before returning to Spice Girls in 2007. Since she began her career in 1994, Halliwell has sold over 90 million records with as much as 15 million from her solo career. The following are the things you should know about the singer.
Geri Halliwell Biography
It was as Geraldine Estelle Halliwell that she was born on 6th August 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire. She is of Spanish, English, and Swedish descent with a mother, Ana María Halliwell who is a Spaniard while her father was Laurence Francis Halliwell.
Growing up in North Watford, she had her education at Watford Grammar School for Girls and later, Camden School for Girls. Before her musical career, she did little jobs including as a dancer at a nightclub and as a television game show presenter for Let’s Make a Deal (Turkish version).
In 1994, she attended an audition that sought to form a girl group that would compete with other boy bands by Heart Management. Although she missed the first audition, she was selected alongside Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, and Victoria Beckham to form the Spice Girls after she attended the second audition and the group was later signed to Virgin Records.
In 1996, the Spice Girls released its first single, “Wannabe” which was very successful. In the same year, Spice, which is the first album of the group was released, followed by Spiceworld in 1997.
After she left Spice Girls in 1998, Geri pursued a solo career that saw her releasing three albums; Schizophonic in 1999, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster in 2001, and Passion in 2005. In 2007, she joined Spice Girls again for a reunion tour although all the members of the group still had their individual thing. It was announced in 2016 that Geri and other members of the group are working on another album although Victoria Beckham and Melanie C have chosen to remain away from it.
Apart from music, she has been into writing and published an autobiography, If Only in 1999 followed by another (Just for the Record) in 2002. Also, she has been involved in writing children books. As an actress, she has appeared in many productions including Bo’ Selecta! (2002), Sex and the City (2003), and Head Case (2009).
Her Net Worth
Not only has she enjoyed a great musical career that has seen her sold copies of her records into the millions; Geri Halliwell has also been involved in a lot of other things as pointed above, including acting and fashion design which have all brought in a lot to her in terms of fortune.
Consequent to that, it has been estimated that she has a net worth of $40 million.
When she was calling it quits on the Spice Girls in 1998, it was reported that Ginger Spice had already made as much as $30 million in the two preceding years. Even after leaving, it was believed that she would still be making money from her own trademarked name as a member of the group.
Husband and Children
Through the years, Geri has been in relationships with a good number of men. Among the first men linked to her are Jamie Morrison in 1998, Chris Evans in 1999, Robbie Williams in 2000, and much more before she got into a relationship with Henry Beckwith from 2009 to 2011 and then Russel Brand in 2012.
In 2014, she got into a relationship with Christian Horner who only months before then, had had a child with his partner of 14 years, Beverley Allen. A few months after they began dating, Geri and Horner got engaged; this was on 11th November 2014. By May 2015, they had already become man and wife after tying the knot at St Mary’s Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire.
On 21st January 2017, their first child together, Montague George Hector Horner was born. More so, she is a stepmom to Olivia, her husband’s daughter from a previous relationship. In addition to Montague and Olivia, the singer had a child of her own from a previous relationship, Bluebell Madonna who was born in May 2006. She had the child with Sacha Gervasi whom she dated for a short while in 2005.
Although she looks quite tall, Geri Halliwell is not the tallest woman you will get to see on the stage. She has a height of just 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm) while her body weight is 54 kg (119 lb). With that said, she is the smallest member of the Spice Girls.