For the past few years, we’ve been in a major wave of ’90s nostalgia. Your favorite TV shows, clothing brands, and recording artists are back in business, and the Spice Girls are no exception. They’ll be heading out on a short reunion tour this summer (without Victoria Beckham), which means they’re all back in the press. Most interviews are pretty boring, but last Friday, Mel B (aka Scary Spice) revealed in an interview that she once hooked up with Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice). You guys. As much as I hate to use the word shook, I. AM. SHOOK.
Let’s be real—it’s not that crazy that two hot ladies who were spending all their time together happened to hook up once. Girl power! But I’m more surprised that Mel B is telling the world about it all these years later. She told Piers Morgan in the interview, “She is going to hate me for this because she is all posh in a country house but it wasn’t ‘a thing.’ It just happened, we just giggled at it and that was it. We were best friends. It just happened.”
I would normally say that I have a lot of questions, but really I just want to know absolutely everything about this. Mainly, did Mel really share this information without checking with Geri? Because that would seem a little uncool, but who knows. Are these two the only Spice Girls hookup, or were there others? Has Victoria Beckham dipped in the lady pond? I’m losing my mind over here. What other random celebrity hookups don’t we know about?
In honor of this earth-shattering news, let’s take a look at some other random celebrity hookups you most likely forgot about, if you ever were aware that they had happened in the first place.
1. Mel B & Zac Efron
Ginger Spice isn’t Mel B’s only intriguing celeb hookup story. Many sources have confirmed that she hooked up with Zac Efron back in 2017 after splitting up with her husband. Apparently, they “met on an exclusive dating app” (aka Raya), and “he ended up driving over to her pad. They hit it off and spent a few enjoyable hours together.” Lol at the wording of “a few enjoyable hours,” but this sounds like a pretty run-of-the-mill app hookup. Stars, they’re just like us!
2. Matthew McConaughey & Janet Jackson
This one really threw me for a loop. Matthew McConaughey and Janet Jackson just don’t even feel like they’re from the same planet, but they briefly dated in 2002. Matthew denied it at the time, but Janet finally confirmed it in 2006. She said “it was just for a minute,” but it still happened. My mind is truly blown.
3. Lenny Kravitz & Nicole Kidman
This must have been interesting when Nicole showed up to film Big Little Lies with Lenny’s daughter Zoë Kravitz. Nicole Kidman talked about her relationship with Lenny in 2017 when the show was premiering, saying that they were actually engaged briefly in 2o03. This wasn’t a secret at the time, but it’s easy to forget among her other high-profile relationships.
4. Rihanna & Ashton Kutcher
This pairing is the ultimate example of BDE (and random celebrity hookups). Before Ashton officially got with Mila Kunis (he has amazing taste), he and Rihanna dated for eight weeks in 2012. We forget these things so quickly. They were obviously never that serious, but at the time there were even reports that Rihanna wanted to study Kabbalah for Ashton. This is so 2012, I can’t. Realistically, I don’t think Ashton could handle Rihanna.
5. Kim Kardashian & Nick Cannon
The Kardashians have many famous men in their hookup graveyard, but I’ll limit myself to just one for today. (That topic will be another article for another time.) Right after breaking up with Ray J (RIP to the greatest love of our generation), Kim had a brief relationship with Nick Cannon. This was shortly before he got with Mariah Carey, and he apparently broke it off when Kim’s sex tape was released. Wow, that’s sh*tty. You guys, I really miss 2006.
I hope you enjoyed that brief trip down memory lane. What other random celebrity hookups deserve to be investigated? Comment below!
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If you’ve been paying any attention to fashion trends lately, you’ll know that everything ’90s is completely back in style. If Gigi and Bella are doing it, we all have to. For better or worse, it’s time to dig out the denim, and basically just dress like your mom did when you were a baby. Along with the clothes, it makes sense that ’90s music is making a comeback too. To me, that basically means one thing: SPICE. Yesterday, we finally got the details on the Spice Girls Reunion Tour, which the girls have been teasing for approximately seven million years.
Okay, so I’ll be honest, I’m a little disappointed. While any Spice Girls reunion moment is a blessed gift from the pop gods, I was hoping for a little more? The biggest problem here is obviously the lack of any dates in the United States, or literally anywhere outside the UK. I totally understand that the Spice Girls are a British group, and they have a ton of fans there, but what are us stateside ’90s babies supposed to do? (Yeah, I know we’re supposed to fly to London, but idk if that’s in my budget.) If you’re in the mood to hop across the pond next June, here are the dates, all six of them:
6/1 – Manchester
6/3 – Coventry
6/6 – Sunderland
6/8 – Edinburgh
6/10 – Bristol
6/15 – London
Tickets for all six dates go on sale this Saturday (11/10) at 10:30 AM UK time, which means us East-coasters will have to wake up at 5 AM if we want to get those tickets. Sorry ladies, but I’m probably not waking up for that. The cheapest tickets are 60 pounds, which is like $80, which is honestly not that bad.
But aside from the lack of American dates, there’s a second very disappointing piece of news we need to discuss. I’m sorry to be the one to break this bad news, but Victoria Beckham isn’t doing the tour. That’s right, Posh is out, so there will only be four Spices. Everyone kind of suspected this from the beginning, but it was confirmed when Victoria posted an Instagram basically congratulating them on their tour, pretending like she isn’t above the whole thing at this point. I know she’s a big fancy fashion designer, but it’s only six shows! Come on Victoria, you can let David handle the fashion stuff for two weeks!
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Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012! I won't be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year. I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time! X vb #spicegirls #friendshipneverends
So yeah, the tour announcement is a little bit disappointing, but I’m sure the shows will still be an amazing time. Let me know if you’re actually buying tickets, so that way I can make you FaceTime me in the entire time. Or at least for “Wannabe.” Aaaaand now I have to go listen to the entire Spice Girls catalog for the rest of the day, but this has been fun.
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