Geri Horner denies Mel B's claims that they slept together

Geri Horner has slammed claims she enjoyed a year-long relationship with Mel B, calling reports "very hurtful".

Last night, the Daily Mail claimed the pair had been lovers for a year and it was also said the Spice Girls' reunion tour was in jeopardy as Geri is angry with Mel.

But Geri has now insisted the tour will go ahead - although she hit out at reports of a fling with her bandmate.

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British group Spice Girls (L-R) Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Mel C pose at the launch of the new Terminal 3 at Heathrow airport, London, December 13, 2007. REUTERS/Anthony Harvey (BRITAIN)
File photo dated 01/11/1997 of Prince Harry, youngest son of Britain's Prince of Wales and the late Diana Princess of Wales, enjoys the company of Spice Girls (left to right) Mel B, Emma and Victoria. The band is believed to be gearing up to announce a UK stadium tour for 2019 - but as a four-piece without Victoria Beckham.
Pop group The Spice Girls show off their latest award during a visit they made today (Monday) to a record store in Birmingham. The visit follows their successful appearance at the Smash Hits award ceremony yesterday. Watch for PA Story/PA.
The Spice Girls perform on stage at the Brit Awards ceremony in London, where they scooped awards for Best British Video and Best Single.
The Prince of Wales meets The Spice Girls at A Royal Gala celebrating 21 years of the Princes Trust at the Opera House in Manchester tonight (Friday). Photo by John Giles/PA. (Rota Pic).
The Spice Girls lend their support at the launch of new TV station Channel 5, which starts broadcasting at 6.00pm today (Sunday). Photo by Fiona Hanson/PA
The Prince of Wales with The Spice Girls at the end of the Royal Gala show celebrating 21 years of the Princes Trust in Manchester.
The Spice Girls pose outside the Martinez Hotel in Cannes, during the 50th Cannes Film Festival, to promote their new movie 'Spice the Movie' which will be filmed in London in June.
The Spice Girls arrive at the Empire, Leicester Square, for tonight's gala premiere of the film 'Spice World', which was attended by the Prince of Wales and the young princes Harry and William.
The Spice Girls at the Brit awards in London, 1998, full length dress, original line up, Ginger, Sporty Posh Baby, Scarey.©Doug Peters/allaction.co.uk
Alternative comedian Ben Elton on stage at the Brit Awards at the London Arena tonight (Monday) with Geri (left) and Mel B of Spice Girls. Photo by Fiona Hanson/PA.
"Posh Spice" Victoria Adams of the all girl band "The Spice Girls" performs at the Brit Awards 1998, held at the London Arena.
The Spice Girls and Luciano Pavarotti join together to perform in Modena, in the fourth War Child concert, organised by Pavarotti to raise money for children in conflict ridden areas of the world.
Sporty Spice Mel C and Posh Spice Victoria arrive at the Royal Albert Hall for tonight's (Sat) Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance. The Spice Girls were reunited with Dame Vera Lynn at the event after she teamed up with the girl band to launch the Legion's poppy appeal last year. See PA story DEFENCE Remembrance. Photo by Toby Melville/PA
Following the success of their "Spiceworld" tour which took in 64 cities all over Europe and America, the Spice Girls are back in Britain to perform at four Stadium concerts, two in Sheffield and two at Wembley. PA photos.
Designer Julien MacDonald is joined by models Kate Moss (left) and Scary Spice Mel G after a catwalk show as part of London Fashion Week, at the Camden Roundhouse.
The Spice Girls Emma Bunton, Mel C, Victoria Beckham and Mel B (L-R) celebrate after their finale performance at the Brit Awards where they received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at Earls Court, London. *23/10/00 The Spice Girls release their first single for nearly two years and bid to score a bigger tally of number ones than the Rolling Stones and Take That. The group have their eyes focused on their ninth chart-topper, which means they will match Swedish superstars Abba's feat of nine number ones. * The Girls are stepping into Chris Evans's shoes to kick-off the final series of Channel 4's TFI Friday. They will present the show when it returns on November 10 for its last six editions after Evans said he would no longer be fronting the early evening music and comedy programme after nearly five years fronting the show he created. *29/10/2000 Emma Bunton, Mel C, Victoria Beckham and Mel B. The group made pop history Sunday October 29, 2000 by becoming the first female group to have nine number one singles. Their first release in two years, the double A side Holler Holler/Let love lead the way', has gone straight to the top of the charts, a spokeswoman for the girls said. Only Madonna, Cliff Richard, Elvis and The Beatles have had more number one singles. The foursome took time out from their hectic schedule to praise their fans for their support. *05/11/2000 Westlife's latest release My Love was expected to fly in as today's chart-topper knocking the Spice Girls off the number one spot. With their first release in two years, the double A side Holler Holler/Let love lead the way. 10/12/00: The group picked up four awards: Worst Group, Worst Single, Worst Album and Most Tragic Haircut for Mel C, at the Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party.
Pop star Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and her footballing husband David Beckham wait to meet the Prince of Wales at the Prince's Trust Capital FM Party in the Park, in London. Victoria made her solo debut at the huge outdoor charity show.
The Spice Girls (l-r Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham) pictured backstage at the press night of Viva Forever! - A new musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls.
File photo dated 22/10/1996 of the Spice Girls. The band is believed to be gearing up to announce a UK stadium tour for 2019 - but as a four-piece without Victoria Beckham.
Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel B from the Spice Girls at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards after party in Berkeley Square Gardens, central London.
The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 London Olympics at the Olympic Stadium.
The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 London Olympics at the Olympic Stadium.
The Spice Girls (l-r Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham) pictured backstage at the press night of Viva Forever! - A new musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls.
(l-r) Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Brown arrive at the press night of Viva Forever!, a new musical based on the songs of the Spics Girls.
British pop group Spice Girls (L-R) Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Mel C, and Victoria Beckham pose for the photographers with Italian designer Roberto Cavalli (R) before his Fall/Winter 2008/09 men's collections during Milan Fashion Week January 14, 2008 REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY)
The Spice Girls (L-R) Geri, Victoria, Mel B., Emma and Mel C. pose for photographers at the Nynex Arena at the start of their tour of England April 8. They also announced their live stadium dates for late summer which inclued Sheffield and Wembley.
The group the Spice Girls arrive on a double decker bus at New York's Planet Hollywood, January 14. The Spice Girls were making an appearance at the theme restaurant to donate memorabilia from their new movie "Spice World" and to host a screening of the film, which opens nationwide January 23. From L-R are Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell), Scary Spice (Mel Brown), Posh Spice (Victoria Adams), Baby Spice (Emma Bunton) and Sporty Spice (Melanie Chisholm)
The group the Spice Girls arrive on a double decker bus at New York's Planet Hollywood, January 14. The Spice Girls were making an appearance at the theme restaurant to donate memorabilia from their new movie "Spice World" and to host a screening of the film, which opens nationwide January 23. From L-R are Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell), Scary Spice (Mel Brown), Posh Spice (Victoria Adams), Baby Spice (Emma Bunton) and Sporty Spice (Melanie Chisholm) . SPICE GIRLS
The Spice Girls backstage at the press night of Viva Forever!, a new musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls.
Jennifer Saunders (top left) and Judy Craymer (top right) pose with the Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.
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The singer's rep said in a statement: "It has been very disappointing to read about all these rumours again, especially on Mother's Day of all days.

"Geri is really grateful for your support and loyalty for so many years.

"She loves the Spice Girls: Emma, Melanie, Melanie and Victoria.

"She would like you to know that what has been reported recently is simply not true and has been very hurtful to her family.

"Moving forward, Geri can't wait to see the girls and all the fans on the tour, have an amazing time with everyone, and make some new memories."

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