Mel C

Mel C

Mel C says Geri Horner's pregnancy healed the Spice Girls rift.

The band was split into two camps after Mel and Victoria Beckham refused to join Mel B, Geri and Emma Bunton for a reunion to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary but Mel C says finding out Geri and her husband Christian Horner are expecting a baby made them come to their senses.

She told the Daily Star Sunday: "Thank God Geri is pregnant because it's made us go, 'Oh my god, this is what's really important'.

"Let's face it, we are all in our 40s, we are all mothers, we all have partners, we all have careers.

"Of course it's been awkward - relationships have their ups and downs.

"I haven't spoken to Melanie for a while though. It's not that I'm not speaking to her but I haven't spoken to her for a long time.

"Some of my relationships with some of the girls in the band have been difficult at times but I will never not love them."

Mel C also insisted she doesn't hold Mel B's recent comments, where she jokingly called her and Victoria Beckham "bitches" for not joining the reunion, against her.

She said: "I love Melanie but she is a little bit of a law unto herself.

"She has her reasons but whatever they are, I don't know. I read about the bitches comment.

"I've done it myself when you say something for comedic value and it backfires. Or maybe she does mean it. But I've nothing against her. Whatever. It's fine."