I wasn’t allowed to date while in the Spice Girls

Mel C claims she wasn't allowed to date during her time on The Spice Girls.  (Getty Images)

Mel C claims she wasn’t allowed to date during her time on The Spice Girls. (Getty Images)

Mel C has said that during her time with the Spice Girls she was banned from having a boyfriend while the other band members have been free so far.

Sporty Spice reflects on her days as a girl band in her new autobiography Who am Iand confessed that being told she couldn’t have a relationship while the other Spice Girls could made her vulnerable.

Mel C narrated Australia The project: “Looking back, it struck me that there was a rule for one and another for the other, right?

“I think if you’re vulnerable too, people leave, I don’t think it’s good for you.”

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She continued, “The rule for the other women was, ‘She’s fine, she can have a boyfriend, she’s okay with having a boyfriend, she’s strong enough, but you’re not.’

“It makes you question yourself when you’re already vulnerable.”

The Spice Girls Mel C, Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell

The Spice Girls – Mel C, Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell – rose to fame in 1996. (Shutterstock)

Mel C joined the Spice Girls in 1994 with Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton, managed by Simon Fuller.

The 48-year-old singer dated pop star Robbie Williams, only to have her heart broken by him when he “misbehaved” by leading her and broke up with her “abruptly”.

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She said: “He has apologized to me and a lot of water has gone under the bridge and we are absolutely fine and have been for many, many years.”

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams broke Mel C’s heart by ‘misbehaving’ (Getty Images)

Mel added, “We’re doing a show together in a few weeks, so I might have to tell him to read the chapter!”

The Spice Girls are now tipped to headline Glastonbury Music Festival in 2023 and Mel is dying for Posh Spice to join them.

She previously said: “I think it might be the thing that would see all five girls on stage. So should we start a petition?”

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In 2019, Mel C joined Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton on a tour of the UK and Ireland. Beckham met the rest of the band prior to announcing the live shows but declined to join them.

The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Most recently, the Spice Girls performed as a fivesome at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in London in 2012.

Scary Spice announced on stage at their final show in London that the band would be touring Australia the following year.

But the next morning she backed down and talked 2DayFM breakfast with Grant, Ed & Ash: “So I announced it on stage, yes, without everyone else saying 100%.

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“I figured if I put it out maybe it will happen because I’ve been putting it out for seven years. London actually happened after seven years so I figured Australia in February sounds pretty good to me.”

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