The Spice Girls are one of the all time best girl bands. That is not up for debate. They are strong role models for a lot of 90s kids who listened to their music and their interviews. They were always pretty awesome at telling people to be who they are and were vocal about feminism.
Emma Bunton AKA Baby Spice will be turning 41 on January 21st, 2017 and to celebrate the pop star's birthday, let's learn a little bit more about her!
1. She wasn't an original Spice Girl!
She actually started as an actress in 1992, but when she received a call from Victoria Beckham inviting her to replace Michelle Stephenson as the fifth Spice Girl, she switched gears.
2. She dated Leonard DiCaprio
Back in 1997 the British pop star briefly dated the heartthrob!
3. She also dated Justin Timberlake
In 2003 while he was on the Justified World Tour they spent some time together.
4. She doesn't want to marry her long-time boyfriend
She has said that even though they have "been rumored to be engaged about 20 times, [they] don't need a wedding to justify [their] relationship."
5. She is tougher than you might think
Her mom ran a karate studio and she got to a blue belt.
6. Her solo career actually went pretty wel
She manged to make the top 10 seven times on her own with tracks like "Free Me", "Maybe", "I'll Be There" and "What Am I" off of her three solo albums
7. She has two separate radio shows
She is a popular host on the Heart station in the UK, on both The Saturday Show and Heart Breakfast.