Don't feel bad if your kids couldn't care less about your professional achievements — because even the children of a former Spice Girls star are unimpressed by their mom's international fame.
Geri Halliwell-Horner, also known as Ginger Spice, recently opened up about her Spice Girls years, her kids, aging and more while promoting the release of her fantasy novel. If you've lost track of the pop singer since her heyday in the '90s, let's catch you up.
Geri Halliwell-Horner is a mom of two and stepmom of one.
Today, Halliwell-Horner, 51, is a married mom of two and stepmom of one. She has a daughter, Bluebell, 17, from a previous relationship and a son Monty, 6, with her husband, Formula One star Christian Horner — who also has a daughter, Olivia, 9, from his first marriage.
Geri Halliwell-Horner kids aren't particularly impressed with her Spice Girls success.
So what, exactly, does Ginger Spice's teenage daughter think of her mom's former life as part of a pop sensation?
"She thinks it's sort of vintage cool — vintage '90s are back," Halliwell-Horner told Scary Mommy for a September 26 feature. "Sometimes when her friends come around I go to her like, 'But I'm a cool mom! I'm a cool mom!' It's classic Mean Girls."
In addition to Halliwell-Horner's daughter not being impressed with her music career, the singer's son is keenly aware of her flair for the dramatic. Halliwell-Horner shared a story about when Monty returned home from school with a cast.
She recalled: "I went to him, 'What's happened?' And his words were, 'I'm not going to tell you.' I said, 'Why not?' He goes, 'Because you'll be dramatic.' He's 6!"
Halliwell-Horner also touched on her approach to being a stepmom.
“It’s respectfully just allowing an organic process to happen, for the relationships to build and respect everybody’s differences,” she told Scary Mommy.
She continued: “It’s not perfect — that’s really important to say — but I’ve got a nice husband. I always say he’s a Jimmy Stewart or a Tom Hanks. He’s not perfect, but he’s nice.”
Geri Halliwell-Horner also spoke about aging.
In addition to offering insight into her family, Halliwell-Horner spoke about her thoughts on aging by sharing how she has experienced each decade of her life.
“Your 30s are not easy because you’re not the ingenue anymore. There’s so much pressure to achieve: get the partner, get the success,” she told Scary Mommy. “Suddenly you’re in your 40s, you’re like, ‘OK, I’ve got a bit of life experience under my belt,’ and you’re more confident in your choices."
Now that she's in her 50s, she admits she's "still learning" and striving to be the "best version of this age now."
Halliwell-Horner also made it a point to request that her age not be hidden in the photoshoot for the feature.
“I’m not trying to be 21,” she explained. “Because that’s a betrayal in itself. I think we can learn from the East. They celebrate the older you get. It’s like, wow, you made it — fantastic.”