​What The Suspicious White Line In The Spice Girls Reunion Pic Actually Was

There's a lot going on in that historic Spice Girls reunion photo. On first glance, Emma Bunton has no hand, Mel B looks completely unrecognisable, there's a bottle of bubbly open, Victoria Beckham's showing nothing's changed with her classic pout, while the wider shot on Geri's Instagram reveals someone's been flicking through photobook Strong is the New Pretty.

There's even a nod to the good ol' days with a mug bearing the Union Jack flag - which became practically synonymous with the Spice Girls after Geri donned that tiny dress.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But the detail that everyone was interested in was a particularly suspicious white line on someone's phone, which looked a little like the girls were dabbling in a powder celebrities are pretty well-known for enjoying.

Well, according to The Mirror, everyone needs to chill out because it's actually an "Apple ear bud".

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

The band came together at Geri's house, along with their manager Simon Fuller. Fans were quick to speculate that this was definitive proof of a reunion - and we doubt they were just there to drink Prosecco and leaf through photobooks, let's face it.

While giving very little away, Emma posted the photo with the caption "Great catch up with my girls!" Adding: "the future is looking spicy!"

"Lovely seeing the girls #girlpower is alive and well," Geri wrote on hers, while Victoria added a leading 'Exciting'.

Emma also spoke about the meet-up on her Heart FM breakfast show.

She said: "At first, actually, it was supposed to be at a hotel. But the morning of the meeting there was quite a lot of press speculation and we thought, 'Oh, maybe we need to go somewhere a bit more private.'

"Geri's was the nearest so we were like, 'We're coming to yours!'"


Emma continued: "Obviously, we've seen each other individually, but actually all together in one room was at the Olympics.

"It was just like, Friday, we thought we would all catch up, everyone was in town, let's do this, let's catch up.

"But I don't think any of us were expecting, we had such a lovely afternoon. We sat down, we had lunch together, we sat round."

Side-stepping any talk of a reunion, she also explained that they got a takeaway in and had a nostalgic catch-up.

"We reminisced about the old times, we were talking about the kids, and it was lovely," she said.

"And then we all sat around Geri's table and we got takeaway in - got sushi and some salads - and drank tea and a little bit of Prosecco, and it was just so lovely to see everyone. I loved it, really good fun."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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