Emma Bunton: Mel B and I cried when we saw our children dancing together

Emma Bunton has spoken of the emotional experience of seeing her children bond with the offspring of the other Spice Girls.

The singer, who shares sons Tate, nine, and Beau, 12, with partner Jade Jones said the relationships between the group have changed due to motherhood.

She told Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast: “I think actually all of us have never been happier. And it’s funny, priorities change.

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This week’s guest on @happymumhappybaby is superstar @emmaleebunton. We had a wonderful chinwag – obviously part of our chat led us to her being a Spice Girl and what it was like to work heavily pregnant, and then that feeling of heading back to work post-birth, but we also talk about BODIES! The postpartum body is one that so many of us have odd relationships with so I can’t imagine what it would be like knowing that you’re going to be on stage in front of thousands of people – feeling like you’re actually proud of everything your body has done and is, only for others to come at you with their own opinions on your new shape. Yes, Emma’s experience involved her being on the world’s stage, but there’s something in her story that so many of us can relate to – whether we’ve had children or not. 🎧 Go to the link in my bio to listen now! Huge thanks to @churchill for sponsoring this series of the podcast. I had a wonderful time working with them recording the audio for ‘Little Chapters of Chill’, their five mindfulness audiobooks for the little ones – which you can also listen to for free across all podcast platforms! ENJOY! #HappyMumHappyBaby

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“For me, my priorities completely changed. I feel very lucky that I can obviously do everything but my children are my priority so I work around that.

“But with the other girls, we talk about all sorts and it was so lovely on this tour to see the kids interacting and just chatting, singing and playing games. It was very, very sweet.

“Individually all the children, obviously we’re up there and it’s the Spice Girls, but that’s just their mummies up there.

“It’s so nice to see them all hang out. It’s so lovely. Just over Christmas, Tate spent some time with Harper and it’s funny. You know, they’re dancing together and just having that connection is really special.”

She added: “Melanie B and I cried our eyes out one night, because our two youngest were right at the front dancing together and all of a sudden they just grabbed each other and hugged for ages!

“And that was it, me and Mel were like, ‘oh my goodness!’ It was such a special moment that they’re having that connection.

“It’s funny because you can see your character in your children and you can see the other girls characters in their children, and it’s just brilliant.”

Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast is available from acast.com.

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