Mel B has been seen for the first time since her confession that she had sex with Spice Girl bandmate Geri Halliwell hit the headlines on Sunday.
The singer, 43, refused to blend into the crowd as she touched down at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Monday, dressed head to toe in her signature Scary Spice leopard print.
Mel spoke out on Tuesday about rumours Geri has been left embarrassed by the revelation, insisting the two have spoken at length and their is no rift ahead of the Spice Girls’ upcoming reunion tour.
Scary Spice: Mel B has been seen for the first time since her confession that she had sex with Geri Halliwell hit the headlines on Sunday, pictured arriving at LAX airport on Monday
Mel stood out in her furry leopard tracksuit, teamed with sky high heels in the same print as she walked through the airport with her eldest daughter Phoenix Chi, 19, on Monday.
She made an effort to go incognito with her large shades and kept her hood up.
The pensive looking star was busy checking her phone as she walked to her car, with daughter Phoenix also preoccupied on her own phone call.
Matching: Mel was joined by her daughter Phoenix Chi, 19, just hours after her bombshell, made during filming for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, caused shockwaves
Turning heads: Mel stood out in her furry leopard print tracksuit, teamed with sky high heels in the same print, matching her daughter’s choice of coat
The sighting comes as the singer spoke again about her night of passion with Geri, telling 2Day FM’s Grant, Ed and Ash on Tuesday that it was just ‘a little thing’ and both women ‘giggled about it the next day’.
Referencing her interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories where she first made the confession, Mel said:
‘I actually didn’t really admit to anything… I just admitted we had a little bit of a thing back in the day and that’s it. It happened one night!’
‘We giggled about it the next day!’ Mel shared more details of her night of passion with Geri on Tuesday, admitting she is shocked that people think it’s ‘a big deal’. Pictured in early 1997
Mel had spoken about her sexual history with Geri during a television interview with Morgan which was filmed over the weekend, and it soon made headlines across the world.
While it was claimed that Mel B’s confession caused a rift among the Spice Girls ahead of their upcoming reunion tour, Mel told 2Day FM they are doing just fine.
‘I was on the phone with Geri. It was all tongue in cheek and I didn’t go into detail,’ she said, adding the band is still going ahead with their scheduled concerts.
‘I texted her and said I admitted on Piers that we had a little thing so don’t worry about it, it was all tongue in cheek and I didn’t go into detail and it was pre your husband and pre your babies and mine. We had a long conversation. She texted me the night of and then we spoke at length.’
Coming clean: After two decades of rumours, Mel B finally confirmed last week that she slept with her Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell back in ’90s. Pictured: The Spice Girls
‘I don’t now why everyone is making such a big deal about it!’
Piers aired a clip of the bombshell moment on Good Morning Britain on Monday.
Mel C was seen looking shocked in the audience as Mel confessed she had once bedded her bandmate.
Shock: On Monday Piers Morgan aired a clip of the bombshell moment Mel B confessed to having sex with Geri on his ITV show Life Stories
Piers is seen asking Mel: ‘You were coming here to be brutally honest – did or didn’t you sleep with Geri Halliwell? Did you sleep with her?’
Looking bashful, Mel at first tries to dodge the question, telling Piers: ‘Yeah. We all slept in a bed together, but not like that, all of us.’
But Piers is relentless, probing: ‘Did you sleep with Geri like that?’ to which Mel smiles and nods as a shocked Piers checks, ‘Yes? Really?’
Big moment: After the racy admission hit the headlines over the weekend, Piers shared a clip of the moment on Good Morning Britain
‘She’s going to hate me for this because she’s all posh in her country house with her husband,’ adds Mel of Geri who is married to Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner.
The camera then cuts to Mel C, 45, with her mouth wide open, looking shocked by her bandmate’s confession. Earlier Mel B had pleaded with her as the questions got awkward, calling out into the audience ‘why can’t you answer this for me?’
‘I don’t know anything, this is all new to me!’ insists Mel C.
Out and about: Geri was seen for the first time since the bombshell revelation, leaving her London home on Monday
Confession: Piers was relentless during the interview, probing: ‘Did you sleep with Geri like that?’ to which Mel smiles and nods as a shocked Piers checks, ‘Yes? Really?’
Back on the Good Morning Britain set, Piers’ co-presenter Susannah Reid, pointed out: ‘She couldn’t help herself. She still could have said: “I’m not going to talk about it.”’
Piers confirmed that Mel quickly made a phone call to Geri after filming wrapped to explain the confession, with the TV host explaining:
‘There was a lot of flurried activity after the recording. I said ”Where’s Mel?” They said: “She’s just making a call to try and smooth things over.”‘
Don’t get me involved! The camera then cut to Mel C, 45, with her mouth wide open, looking shocked by her bandmate’s confession
An insider told The Sun over the weekend that Geri, 46, is upset over what her band mate said and it has ‘done damage’ to their friendship.
They told the publication: ‘Mel messaged the girls to tell them about what she had said after filming the interview, but she didn’t even say sorry.
‘She needs to do some serious grovelling to make up with Geri. This isn’t something she’s going to forget easily.
Apology: Piers confirmed that Mel quickly made a phone call to Geri after filming wrapped to explain the confession
‘It’s not going to derail the reunion and they’re all still excited about going back out on the road together, but it’s done damage to their personal friendship.’
Although she has not yet publicly refuted the claims, it is thought Geri is considering making a statement within the next week to ‘set the record straight’, with an insider claiming she is denying the incident ever took place.
She is said to believe the claims can be linked to Mel B – whose real name is Melanie Brown – wanting to sell more copies of her tell-all memoir, Brutally Honest.
Tour: The claim threatens to cause a rift among the bandmates ahead of their reunion tour this summer, which will see the group take to the stage without Victoria (pictured back centre)
A source close to the band said: ‘It’s not a very nice thing to do even if you do have a book to promote.
‘Nothing ever happened. We all know Mel B loves a headline. It might have been funny 15 to 20 years ago but it was over the top and not funny.’
The claim threatens to cause a rift among the bandmates ahead of their reunion tour this summer. Rehearsals for the sell-out shows begin in two weeks, before the first performance in Dublin on May 24.
Appreciation: While Geri hasn’t addressed Mel’s claims, the Spice Girl did show her own appreciation for her bandmate’s curves when she appeared on Morgan’s show back in 2010
Mel is thought to have had a difficult relationship with Geri – whose departure from the band in 1998 was rumoured to have been due to arguments between the pair.
They are said to have already been at loggerheads about outfits for their return to the stage.
The tour is reportedly set to earn the bandmates £2.2million each.
Victoria Beckham is the only one not joining the reunion, which will end at Wembley Stadium in June – 21 years after they performed at the venue as part of their Spice World tour.
Previous antics: Geri married Formula 1 racing team boss Christian Horner in 2015 (pictured together in 2018), and share son Monty, two, together along with Geri’s daughter Bluebell, 12
While Geri hasn’t addressed Mel’s claims, the Spice Girl did show her own appreciation for her bandmate’s curves when she appeared on Morgan’s show back in 2010.
The singer hailed Mel as the sexiest Spice Girl as she gushed over her incredible figure in the unearthed interview.
She told him: ‘She’s absolutely gorgeous, even more gorgeous in real life. She has great boobs… she’s got an amazing bottom.’
Another unearthed interview saw Geri admitting she ‘realised quickly she wasn’t a lesbian’ after having sex with another woman.
Staying quiet: Geri has yet to comment on the revelation but insiders say she is denying the encounter ever took place
Speaking to US DJ Howard Stern in a 1990s interview, Geri didn’t name Mel simply saying her romp was with a ‘famous woman.’
‘I don’t mind boobs but the other bit is not my cup of tea, I didn’t like the lesbian thing. It is part of experimenting. I was drunk at the time.
‘I could never ever say who it was, I don’t think she was a lesbian either, I’m going to leave the rest to your imagination.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Mel B and Geri Horner for further comment.
Strained: Mel is thought to have had a difficult relationship with Geri – whose departure from the band in 1998 was rumoured to have been due to arguments between the pair
Full transcript of Mel B’s candid interview with Piers Morgan
PIERS: There were rumours you and Geri were more than just good friends. You had a little dabble?
Anything you want to share with the group?
MEL: (Long silence).
PIERS: No denial?
MEL: She had great boobs.
PIERS: So you did?
MEL: Well, not really . . .
PIERS: Well, you clearly did, right? Yes?
Mel looks to Mel C in the audience for support who says: “I don’t know anything” to which Mel B replies: “Oh, whatever Mel.”
Mel C replies: “This is all new to me.”
PIERS: Your book is called Brutally Honest and you are coming here to be brutally honest?Did you or didn’t you with Geri Halliwell?
MEL: Well, what do you consider as doing it or not?
PIERS: Did you sleep with her?
MEL: Yeah, we all slept in a bed together but not “like that” all of us.
PIERS: Did you sleep with Geri “like that”?
MEL: (nods and smiles).
PIERS: Yes? Really?
MEL: She’s going to hate me for this because she’s all posh in her country house and her husband. But it’s a fact. It just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it.
PIERS: How many times a day?
MEL: Stop it, you pervert!
PIERS: Did it go on for a while? Were you in love?
MEL: We were best friends. It just happened. Have you ever done that?
PIERS: Yeah, but not with the same sex.
MEL: Maybe with a lady that’s a friend. It just happens one time, you talk about it and it doesn’t really happen again.
PIERS: So just once?
PIERS: This is a Spice Girls bombshell. You have never admitted this before have you? People are going to be fascinated.
MEL: Yeah and I’ve said it now. All done. She’s going to kill me and so’s her husband. She’s not that posh now, is she?
PIERS: Shall we leave it there? Fascinating.
MEL: I love awkward. We can go on like this all night.
PIERS: Anything with Mel C?
MEL: Well, when I got my tongue pierced we all kissed. But that was just a kiss because I wanted to know what it felt like. It was just a silly kiss. Nothing sexual like that.
PIERS: Not like you and Geri?
MEL: It was just that once.
PIERS: But we did not know about that one time. You just revealed it.
MEL: Yeah, all right. I’m an honest person. I didn’t put it in my book because that wasn’t what my book was about. It was brutally honest in a different way.
And hopefully when Geri gets asked that, which hopefully she will after this, she won’t deny it. Because it was just a fun thing.
PIERS: You gave me an honest answer and I applaud you for it.