Mel B turned 47 on Sunday and was pleased to have receive touching tributes from all four of her Spice Girls bandmates
Emma shared ‘then and now’ images of the pair writing: “Happy birthday @officialmelb! I get to call this strong, funny gorgeous woman one of my besties. How lucky am I. Love you darling, have the best day.”
Mel C, meanwhile, raised fans’ hopes of another reunion in the future as she too shared an image of the pair from the 90s and a second from more recent times.
She captioned the post: “Happy Birthday Melanie! Hope you’re having an amazing day. I can’t wait to share the stage again with you. Love ya xxx.”
Victoria posted a photo to her story taken at Mel B’s celebratory dinner after she was awarded an MBE, adding: “Happy birthday @officialmelb Kisses xx.”
Geri Halliwell weighed in with a couple of pictures from the five-piece’s early days, writing: “Happy Birthday! @officialmelb Love you so much. Hope you have a amazing day!”
Leeds-born Mel was clearly moved by all the love she received on her big and took to Instagram herself to thank others for their wishes.
“Thank you for all your birthday wishes guys, I’ve loved them dearly,” she wrote.
“I don’t really like my birthday day as my dad’s birthday was yesterday,” she said, referring to her father Martin Brown, who died in 2017.
She continued: “God rest his soul I miss him beyond words could ever say always, but it’s good to celebrate the day you’re born no matter what’s going on. So hey happy birthday to me. You too if it’s your birthday too.”
Mel was awarded her MBE earlier this month for her charitable work in raising awareness for domestic violence and supporting vulnerable women.
After splitting from her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte in 2017, she claimed she suffered abuse – allegations Belafonte has repeatedly denied.
She was greeted by Prince William, 39, who handed her the Member of the Order of the British Empire medal – which she later proudly posed with outside the palace, smiling.
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