SPICE GIRLS CON­VINCE MEL TO END HER FEUD WITH POSH

Af­ter Mel B’s new book leaves out de­tails of her feud with Posh, in­sid­ers re­veal how the rest of the Spice Girls called for a truce

Closer (UK) - - News - By Rebecca Twomey

Her sala­cious tell-all mem­oir Bru­tally Hon­est is out this week, but while many ex­cerpts ap­pear to fo­cus on Mel B’s tur­bu­lent mar­riage to Stephen Be­la­fonte, any rev­e­la­tions about her neme­sis Vic­to­ria Beck­ham are no­tably ab­sent. De­spite the duo’s in­fa­mous spat, which has seen Mel, 43, dub her fel­low Spice Girl a “b***h”, the book is now set to only fo­cus on Mel’s pri­vate re­la­tion­ships and not her band­mates.

IN­NER­MOST SE­CRETS

As Closer pre­vi­ously re­ported, Posh, 44, had feared Mel would ex­pose her in­ner­most se­crets, in­clud­ing de­tails of her mar­riage to David Beck­ham, invit­ing yet more scru­tiny into their re­la­tion­ship. And pals say she’s re­lieved it’s not hap­pened.

A source says, “Vic feels like she can breathe again. Although she knows she and David have noth­ing to hide, she’s re­lieved her mar­riage se­crets are safe. Although Mel blows hot and cold and she’s never sure what’s next.”

Sources had told how Mel “knows all about the false re­ports of David cheat­ing and how fu­ri­ous and heart­bro­ken they left Vic.”

But in­sid­ers re­veal that it was the pair’s band­mates, Geri Horner, Emma Bun­ton and Mel C, who stepped in to con­vince Mel not to do any­thing that could over­shadow their up­com­ing re­union tour.

A source says, “The rest of the Spice Girls let Mel know that it would go against their friend­ship and val­ues, hav­ing one turn on the other like that so pub­licly – and that isn’t what they’re about. They made it very clear to Mel that it wasn’t some­thing they wished the band to be as­so­ci­ated with.”

FROSTINESS

Fol­low­ing a re­cent string of digs against fash­ion de­signer Posh – Mel even took a swipe at her ex-band­mate by dress­ing up as her on Halloween – she’s ap­par­ently now made a U-turn. And pals say the Spice Girls told Mel – who re­vealed she’s been left with just £800 in her bank ac­count fol­low­ing the end of her mar­riage – that if she be­trayed Posh pub­licly, they wouldn’t be able to trust her.

Ear­lier this month, re­ports claimed Mel be­lieved Posh had re­fused to re­unite with the band af­ter she called her a “b***h” dur­ing an in­ter­view in 2016. But at the start of this month, Mel hinted that the frostiness be­tween them had thawed, and dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on a ra­dio show said it was “tough” with­out Posh and in­sisted she’s a “huge” part of the band.

The source says, “They told Mel they wouldn’t be able to trust her if she car­ried on act­ing that way. Sev­er­ing all ties with her band­mates is the last thing Mel wants when she needs sta­bil­ity af­ter her messy di­vorce. She knows she can be hot-headed, so has cho­sen to end the feud with Vic for now to keep the oth­ers happy.”

❛HER SPAT WITH POSH WASN’T SOME­THING THE GIRLS WISHED THE BAND TO BE AS­SO­CI­ATED WITH❜

Pals say Mel doesn’t want to sever ties with her fel­low band­mates

Mel is set to re­unite with her Spice Girls band­mates

She dressed up as Posh for Halloween

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