The Scarier Spice has lurched from one relationship crisis to another, with three children to three men with each divorce case producing serious legal costs and countless tawdry tabloid tales.
Yes, Geri Horner has since worked hard as a children’s writer and Emma Bunton as a radio presenter. As has the Sporty Spice, Mel C. But Mel C says she doesn’t view the idea of the reunion with delight. In fact, it’s claimed she’s only getting back with the rest because she feels pressured into it – if she doesn’t she may suffer massive criticism. (Victoria Beckham is too much of a world brand to worry about letting the side down.)
The big problem is that big success has resulted in giant egos. On the last tour, the group travelled alone with their own entourage, a far cry from taking the tube together for nights out.
And Geri is said to be jealous of Victoria, even though Ms Beckham’s fashion business loses money faster than M&S is losing touch with its customer base.
Emma Bunton, always the peacemaker, has said however that the door is open to Victoria should she decide to join her one-time chums on stage.
But the only way that would work is if Victoria’s management could use the opportunity to increase sales of her clothing range, which the rest of the group would surely rail against.
As it stands, attempts to sell the Spice Girls brand of “female solidarity and love” could be tough.
Fans will know instinctively now that the love, the unifiers the group used to send soaring into the night skies of female possibility have all gone the way of last week’s cheap rockets. It’s all about Viva Cash Forever, and the £10m on the table.
That’s the Girl Power message these days.