In an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine at her London home, former Spice Girl Geri Horner talks about her first Christmas as a married woman.
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The former Spice Girl and mother to nine-year-old Bluebell, who married Formula 1 boss Christian Horner in May, describes 2015 as a "landmark year".
"It's the year I married and we became a family. It's the most incredible thing. Of all the stages of my life I don't think I've ever felt happier, more content or more myself," she says. "I have absolutely everything I never dreamed I'd have. My Christmas came early this year."
In the frank and candid interview Geri, 43, explains that the success and fame she enjoyed with the Spice Girls meant that, "It was impossible to have relationships. I didn't actually start dating properly until my 30s. I became a single mum and that changed my life massively," she says. Then, in 2014, she met Christian.
"You know what, I knew right away he was different. He was interested in me for me. I think the kind of relationship we have with someone special reflects how we feel about ourselves.
"He was a big enough man to take on my whole Spice Girl past and be proud of it. When I introduced him to Bluebell, she loved him straight away. Kids are amazing BS detectors and I really think a lot of her opinion because she's a very smart cookie."
Their fairytale wedding helped confirm her belief that she and Christian, 42, are "absolutely soulmates." She adds: "I honestly believe we met at the right time for both of us and we have the rest of our lives together."
Christian, who runs the Red Bull team, says: "It's our first Christmas as a married couple and it's just great. We're all very, very happy."
Geri says of rumours of a Spice Girls reunion in 2016: "It would be great fun. We are all still very much a part of each other's lives."
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