Geri Horner has taken to Instagram to urge her fans to be kinder to themselves in a powerful new video. Looking straight into the camera, the former Spice Girl tells her followers: "I just read this and I wanted to share it with you. You might find it useful." Reading an extract from a book, she continued: "Remember, the way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. You must respect yourself for who you are or nobody else will. We have to learn to be our own best friends, because sometimes we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies." Looking back into the camera lens, the singer confesses: "I relate to that."
Geri urged fans to be kind to themselves in an inspiring video
The motivational clip, a contrast to her usual light-hearted posts, was a massive hit. "I needed this," wrote one follower, while another agreed: "I relate to that." A third remarked: "Loved it! Thank you for that! Needed to hear it."
Geri leads a happy family life with her husband Christian and their adorable children
Geri has previously opened up about her past insecurities during her days in the Spice Girls. While appearing on Oprah: Where Are They Now?, the singer spoke out about how being in the spotlight lead to problems with her body image: "You know, I think one of the challenging aspects is the scrutiny being in the glare of the spotlight. I think I felt much more conscious of myself, my body weight. All the things that everybody goes normally goes through, but a heightened version, she said. Adding: "We all used different tools to get by, coping mechanisms. For me [it] was controlling my body weight and/or abusing food."
Geri gave birth to baby Monty in January this year
Geri has since recovered from her eating disorder after attending meetings and now leads a happy family life with her husband Christian Horner and her two children, Bluebell, ten and their baby son Monty, who she welcomed back in January this year.
Opening up about becoming a mum later in life, Geri told The Times. "I feel incredibly lucky to have conceived naturally at my age, 44. Trust me, I can still moan like the rest of them, but equally, I remind myself every day that this is an absolute gift."