Geri Halliwell Says Her Pregnancy Was A 'Miracle', Former Spice Girl Shares Struggles Of Being Pregnant At 44
Former Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell did not believe that she got pregnant naturally in her mid-'40s. The singer calls her second pregnancy a "miracle" after having her first child 10 years ago.
Halliwell admitted to both shock and happiness upon learning that she and husband Christian Horner were going to be parents to their first child together. The couple, who started dating in 2014 and married a year later, announced that they were in the family way in October 2016.
"I feel incredibly lucky to have conceived naturally at my age, 44," Halliwell said in an exclusive with The Times. "I see it as a miracle."
Ginger Spice said yoga help her get through the physical changes in her body but at her age, it was not hard to notice the aches and pains she felt as the baby in her belly grew. It was different compared to when she was pregnant with Bluebell Madonna in 2006.
"This time round I was carrying quite a heavy baby - and it certainly felt more of a strain on my ligaments and my pelvis," Halliwell said. She also admitted she gained more weight for her second pregnancy.
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Montague George Hector Horner arrived on Saturday, Jan. 21, weighing 7lbs 8 oz. to complete their family of five. Geri's husband has another child, Olivia, 3, with former partner Beverley Allen.
Meanwhile, motherhood has changed the opinionated Spice Girl for the better. Before having kids, she said her life's focus was only about herself. Being a mom, however, has opened her eyes to showing compassion for others, she told The Guardian in 2007.
Her girl group was popular for its "girl power" sentiment but Halliwell said she truly understood what it meant when she learned to expand her compassion outside of her own cocoon after having kids. "Now I think I've really learned how important it is to empower women," she said. Apart from taking care of her kids, Halliwell is also a women's education advocate and has considered opening a school for underprivileged girls.