Sorry everyone, Victoria Beckham says that a Spice Girls reunion tour isn't going to happen
Well, the hopeful feeling was fleeting. For a few blissful days, those of us who will forever cherish the 90's were greeted by the news that the Spice Girls were maybe, probably, definitely getting back together and doing a reunion tour. But alas, it seems we got ahead of ourselves.
There had been rumours of a reunion between Posh, Baby, Scary, Ginger and Sporty for months now, and then last week when Victoria Beckham posted a group selfie of them all together on Instagram, people got really, really excited.
The idea that a proper reunion was on its way was further fuelled by an official statement issued on behalf of the group, which read: "The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations."
THEN, to really get fans riled up, the gossip giant TMZ reported that a "source" informed them that the girls did, in fact, meet to discuss a reunion tour... and cue the squealing. TMZ alleged that the tour would begin in the UK and then head to the US for the summer of 2018.
While there was no official confirmation that the Spice Girls were getting together to hit the stage and perform around the world again, it was enough to hit fans right in the nostalgia feels and get them beside themselves with excitement.
But as much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I must tell you that the dreams of your favourite British pop group getting back together won't be coming true. In an interview with Vogue, Victoria Beckham herself – the Spice Girl who was always most reluctant for a reunion – confirmed that they would not be doing a reunion tour.
"I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour," she told the magazine on Saturday.
She said it was "really, really, really lovely" to see "the girls" together again, adding: "I still speak to them all individually, but for us all to get together was really lovely." In the same tone as the not-very-specific statement released on behalf of the group, the 43-year-old said their meeting last week was for "bouncing ideas around" and "brainstorming".
Beckham insisted that she wasn't planning on singing again, emphasising that focusing on her fashion line is what her career focus is on now. But whatever it is that they were "brainstorming", there seems to be something in the works from the pop group, even if it's not the grand reunion tour everyone was so hoping for.
"It’s a positive thing,” Beckham said of them meeting again. "You know, there’s so much bad stuff going on, and the Spice Girls were about fun and celebrating individuality. I think there’s so much that the brand can do, and it’s such a positive message for young kids. What does that look like in the future? It’s not me in a cat-suit."
Well, whatever it is the Spice Girls are up to, you can rule out a tour. So if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to go and cry forever now.