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 October 22

by Carolina

“Tonight with my nearest and dearest I cried, laughed, screamed, danced, reminisced and fell back in love with my 10-year-old self,” Adele posted online.

Adele was a super Spice Girls fan as a child. Photo: @adele/Instagram

Adele was a super Spice Girls fan as a child. Photo: @adele/Instagram

“It’s no secret how much I love them, how much they inspired me to run for my life and never look back. I finally got to meet Ginger, I got drunk with the girls and quite frankly I can’t believe how far I’ve come,” she added.

Adele also spoke about her deep love for the band to James Corden during an episode of Carpool Karaoke, performing their hits in a now-viral clip.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone with Spice Girl Emma Bunton. Photo: @emmastone/Instagram

Emma Stone with Spice Girl Emma Bunton. Photo: @emmastone/Instagram

Like most 90s kids, Emma Stone was a massive Spice fan growing up. And if you think her name being the same as that of one of the band members is an accident, think again.

During an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Stone revealed how she loved Baby Spice so much that she renamed herself after her idol.

Emma Stone and girl band Haim with the Spice Girls. Photo: @emmastone/Instagram

Emma Stone and girl band Haim with the Spice Girls. Photo: @emmastone/Instagram

“I was super blonde, and my real name is Emily, but I wanted to be called Emma because of Baby Spice. And guess what? Now I am,” Stone revealed. “So that’s, like, pretty messed up … in second grade, did I go up to the teacher on the first day and ask her to call me Emma? Yes, I did. And was it because of Emma Lee Bunton from the Spice Girls? Yes, it was.”

Emma Stone meets Sporty Spice. Photo: @emmastone/Instagram

Emma Stone meets Sporty Spice. Photo: @emmastone/Instagram

Stone attended the 2019 Spice Girls reunion tour where she finally got the meet her idol, Emma Bunton. To make the experience even more special, the band did a musical rendition of the theme song La La Land from Stone’s hit movie of the same name during a concert and dedicated it to her.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé arrives at the world premiere of Disney’s The Lion King in July 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Photo: Image Press Agency/Avalon/Zuma Press

Beyoncé arrives at the world premiere of Disney’s The Lion King in July 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Photo: Image Press Agency/Avalon/Zuma Press

She is one of the most iconic singers of our time and hails from one of the world’s biggest girl bands herself – but it turns out even Queen Bey was inspired by the Spice Girls.

Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton first met Beyoncé along with Destiny’s Child in 2000. Photo: YouTube

Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton first met Beyoncé along with Destiny’s Child in 2000. Photo: YouTube

During a chat on the Breaking Beauty podcast earlier this year, Victoria Beckham revealed: “I met Beyoncé a few years ago, and she actually said to me, ‘It was the Spice Girls that inspired me and made me want to do what I do and made me proud to be a girl and proud to be who I am.’”

Sam Smith

Sam Smith at a Spice Girls concert. Photo: @samsmith/Instagram

Sam Smith at a Spice Girls concert. Photo: @samsmith/Instagram

Sam Smith has made no secret of their love for all things Spice, and isn’t shy about showing their love for their favourite band online.

After Smith posted a photo of themself in a Spice Girls T-shirt on Instagram, Baby Spice left a comment on the picture that read: “You’re bloody amazing!!!”

Spice fan Sam Smith. Photo: @samsmith/Instagram

Spice fan Sam Smith. Photo: @samsmith/Instagram

In 2018, when Smith headlined the Formula One concert in Abu Dhabi, Ginger Spice Geri Horner decided to surprise them and wish them luck ahead of the show. In a video posted on Smith’s Instagram, Horner lovingly wrapped her arms around Smith while they both spoke to camera.

Ginger Spice surprised Sam Smith. Photo: @samsmith/Instagram

Ginger Spice surprised Sam Smith. Photo: @samsmith/Instagram

Smith began: “Oh my God, you sneaked into my dressing room and it’s the best end of tour surprise ever. I love you.”

Horner added: “It can be quite lonely on tour – I felt that, so I thought I’d come and say hi to the Spice Boy.”

Blake Lively

Blake Lively in pigtails as Baby Spice at a Spice Girls concert. Photo: @blakelively/Instagram

Blake Lively in pigtails as Baby Spice at a Spice Girls concert. Photo: @blakelively/Instagram

In 2018, Twitter user Bria Madrid made a surprise discovery: “Found a picture when I was five at my first concert, Spice Girls, and took a picture with a girl dressed up as Baby Spice, who I just realised now was Blake Lively,” she posted.

The image, which quickly went viral, was taken at the Spice Girls’ show at Glen Helen Amphitheater in 1997, way before Lively became an A-list actress.

Blake Lively and Emma Bunton’s exchange on Instagram. Photo: @blakelively/Instagram

Blake Lively and Emma Bunton’s exchange on Instagram. Photo: @blakelively/Instagram

Of course, it caught the attention of the famous actress, who responded, “My secret is out.”

Lively later posted the snap on her on social media, which got a response from Baby Spice herself, who wrote: “So cute, you’re rocking those pigtails.”

“I cannot believe you know who I am. This will never be normal,” Lively fangirled back at her idol.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins at the Spice Girls reunion concert in 2019. Photo: @lilycollins/Instagram

Lily Collins at the Spice Girls reunion concert in 2019. Photo: @lilycollins/Instagram

She may be one of the most fashionable stars in showbiz thanks to shows like Emily in Paris, but Lily Collins actually takes inspiration from Posh Spice.

She told Glamour: “I grew up adoring the Spice Girls. And you can’t touch Victoria when it comes to fashion. She owns every outfit she wears. I don’t know how she handles all of those kids – and in heels!”

Lily Collins is a huge fan of the Spice Girls. Photo: @lilycollins/Instagram

Lily Collins is a huge fan of the Spice Girls. Photo: @lilycollins/Instagram

During an interview for Net-a-Porter, Collins proved she knows all the lyrics to the Spice Girls’ songs while impressively lip syncing along to Wannabe. “I will gladly be the next member. I’m telling you, even the rap part I know,” she joked in the clip.

Collins was one of the many A-list stars that flocked to the band’s 2019 reunion tour, and posted photos from backstage with the band, making her lifelong dream of meeting the band come true.

Billie Eilish

Mel C with Billie Eilish. Photo: @melaniecmusic/Instagram

Mel C with Billie Eilish. Photo: @melaniecmusic/Instagram

She may not have been around during the peak of the Spice Girls success in the 90s, but singer Billie Eilish believed the Spice Girls were characters while growing up.

Speaking on Capital FM, Eilish said she originally thought their Spiceworld film was “a made-up movie about a group of girls who sang”.

“I thought all the music was written for the movie,” she said. “I thought all the characters were cast for those characters. I didn’t figure it out until two years ago.”

Melanie C hands an awards to Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards. Photo: Getty

Melanie C hands an awards to Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards. Photo: Getty

During a different interview on The Ellen Show, she added: “I watched that movie like 40 times. I remember seeing Spice Girls [were coming back] and thinking, ‘Oh my god, they’re re-enacting the movie.’”

Eilish eventually met Sporty Spice Melanie C, when the Spice Girl attended one of her London concerts. She later posted: “Billie is an extraordinary talent and seeing young girls screaming with her every move and singing every word of her lyrics, gave me goosebumps.”

As an extra spicy treat, Melanie C was asked to present Billie with her International Female Solo Artist award on stage at the Brit Awards 2020.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian as Posh Spice. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Kim Kardashian as Posh Spice. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

On Thanksgiving in 2015, Kim Kardashian took to social media to tell the world what she was grateful for: the Spice Girls.

Kim Kardashian gushed over the Spice Girls on Twitter. Photo: @kimkardashian/Twitter

Kim Kardashian gushed over the Spice Girls on Twitter. Photo: @kimkardashian/Twitter

Posting a picture of herself and her crew dressed as the Spice Girls, Kim commented: “I’m so thankful that me and my friends were the Spice Girls for our high school talent show! Spice Girls got me through a lot.”

Kim Kardashian as Posh Spice. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Kim Kardashian as Posh Spice. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Of course, Kardashian played the role of Posh in the group, adding: “I’m also thankful for Posh Spice!”

The Kardashians as the Spice Girls. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

The Kardashians as the Spice Girls. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Last year, Kardashian took fashion inspiration from the band again, posting a photo of the five Kardashian sisters captioned: “Spice Girls”.

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