Geri Halliwell is being forced to leave her 18-month-old daughter Bluebell at home while she and the other Spice Girls prepare to kick off their world tour in Vancouver on Sunday.
“Bluebell caught chickenpox from Cruz,” Geri (“Ginger” Spice), 35, revealed Friday morning on the British TV show GMTV. “She’s now completely pelted now so I left her at home. Normally they’re running around the set.”
As Geri suggests on the official Spice Girls’ blog, the outbreak was inevitable.
Daughter Bluebell, she says, “loves hanging with the Beckham boys. Cruz and Bluebell have play dates, and Romeo – well, he is just gorgeous with her. Actually, it was a beautiful moment when we were rehearsing the other day and all of our kids were playing on the stage at the same time. It made me smile.”
Between them, the girls have seven children: Victoria Beckham, 33, has three sons, Brooklyn, 8, Romeo, 5, and Cruz; Emma Bunton, 31, has one son Beau, born in August; Mel Brown, 32, has two children, Phoenix Chi, 8, and Angel, born in April, while Halliwell has little Bluebell. Melanie Chisholm, 33, so far is kid-less.
Victotia shared with Britain’s GMTV on Friday, “My husband [David Beckham]’s been away for a month. I go home, and I have three kids to look after. I was up at 5 o’clock this morning sorting everything out so then I’m ready for when I’ve got to take the kids to school.”
Kids getting chickenpox sort of seems like the good ole days now! 🙂 I reluctantly vaccinated both of my children against chickenpox, but I remember getting it as a kid and it wasn’t a big deal. I do have a couple small scars, but that’s all.
Best wishes to Bluebell and Cruz for a speedy recovery.