Geri Halliwell: Mel B’s sex claims are ‘very hurtful’

Mel B’s claims that she once had sex with her Spice Girls groupmate Geri Halliwell are simply untrue, according to Ginger Spice herself.

“It has been very disappointing to read about all these rumors again, especially on Mother’s Day [in the U.K.] of all days,” a rep for Halliwell tells Us Weekly. “Geri is really grateful for your support and loyalty for so many years. She loves the Spice Girls: Emma [Bunton], Melanie [B], Melanie [C] and Victoria [Beckham]. She would like you to know that what has been reported recently is simply not true and has been very hurtful to her family.”

The statement continues, “Moving forward, Geri can’t wait to see the girls and all the fans on the tour, have an amazing time with everyone and make some new memories. She wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

PHOTOS: Geri Halliwell through the years

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The Prince of Wales meets Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls at the Royal Gala show at the Opera House in Manchester on November 9th, 1997. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls, in Paris, September 1996. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell during 'Spiceworld' Premiere Afterparty - December 15, 1997 at Waldorf Hotel in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
THE BAND 'THE SPICE GIRLS' IN PARIS (Photo by Eric Robert/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 4: Pop group Spice Girls: Posh Spice Victoria Adams, Baby Spice Emma Bunton, Scary Spice Melanie Brown, Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell and Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm attend the 14th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 4, 1997 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MAY 14: Photo of Geri HALLIWELL and SPICE GIRLS; Portrait of Geri Halliwell at AOL in New York (Photo by David Corio/Redferns)
Geri Halliwell during Spice Girls Photo Shoot, Performance and Press Event in Bali - April 29, 1997 at Four Seasons Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
Geri Halliwell (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
Geri Haliwell and Victoria Beckham (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Photo of Emma BUNTON and Geri HALLIWELL and Victoria BECKHAM and SPICE GIRLS; Group portrait L-R Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams (Beckham) behind, Melanie Brown (Mel B) front, Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) and Emma Bunton at AOL in New York (Photo by David Corio/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 24: BRIT AWARDS, EARLS COURT Photo of SPICE GIRLS, Group accepting award L-R Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Victoria Adams (Beckham), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown (Mel B) (Photo by JMEnternational/Redferns)
British singer Geri Halliwell, a.k.a. Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls on stage at the Brit Awards, in a union jack dress, 24th February 1997. (Photo by Dave Benett/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: Geri Halliwell backstage at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Former Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell, on stage during a Royal Gala celebration at the Lyceum Theatre in honour of the Prince of Wales's 50th birthday. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
UNITED NATIONS, UN: Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, formerly known as Ginger Spice, smiles after replying to a question at a press conference where she was introduced as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund in the United Kingdom during a press conference at the United Nations in New York 20 October. AFP PHOTO/Henny Ray ABRAMS (Photo credit should read HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Spice girl Geri Halliwell during a photocall in London this morning (Monday) to launch Breast Cancer Awareness month which begins on October 1. Photo by Peter J Jordan/PA. See PA story HEALTH Breast Geri (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell New Single Launch At Hmv, London, Britain - 02 Nov 1999, Geri Halliwell (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell leaves Watford Magistrates Court after being banned from driving for 42 days and fined 400 for speeding. Halliwell, 28, admitted driving at 60mph in a 30mph zone in her Aston Martin DB7 on the A411 towards Watford, Hertfordshire * ... on October 31 2000. After sentence was passed, Ms Halliwell smiled at the magistrates' bench, gave a little wave and said: 'Thank you. Have a nice day. Goodbye'. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
383334 06: Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Sits In Her Car Outside The Ivy Restaurant December 14, 2000 In Beverly Hills, Ca. (Photo By Jason Kirk/Getty Images)
383334 04: Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Outside The Ivy Restaurant December 14, 2000 In Beverly Hills, Ca. (Photo By Jason Kirk/Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
377047 08: Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell leaves the 'Ago' restaurant August 28, 2000 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Hause/Keeler/ Online USA)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 26: Geri Halliwell attending Beth Isreal Breast Cancer Unit press conference in support of underpriviliged women. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Pop singer Geri Halliwell in the GMTV studio in London after being interviewed on the show by Seventies pop idol Donny Osmond. (Photo by Matthew Fearn - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Pop star Geri Halliwell and her dog Harry during a visit to the Children's Cancer ward of the Middlesex Hospital in London on behalf of Cancer Research UK. * Geri was at the Carousel Ward to give out Christmas presents during the launch of Children's Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout December. (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell during Howard Fine's Winter Wonderful Holiday Party at Boardner's in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
Singer Geri Halliwell during a party at St Martin's Lane Hotel, before the English National Ballet's at the recently refurbished Coliseum. (Photo by Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON - DECEMBER 21: Geri Halliwell poses at the Nutcracker Ballet gala pre-party at St Martins Lane Hotel, December 21, 2004, London. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell poses for photographers during a photocall to mark the Royal Mail's busiest day for 1st class stamp sales (estimated sale of 30 million 1st class christmas stamps in a single day) at the Peacock Theatre in central London. (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell arrives. (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
PA file image dated 18-12-2006 showing Geri Halliwell, who has just written her first children's book, 'Ugenia Lavender'. (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: *** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS *** Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls performs on stage during The Return of Spice Girls World Tour at Madison Square Gardens on February 18, 2008 in New York City, New York. (Photo by MJ Kim/Spice Girls LLP via Getty Images)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: *** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS *** Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls perform during The Return of Spice Girls World Tour at the Koln Arena on December 20, 2007 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by MJ Kim/Spice Girls LLP via Getty Images)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: *** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS *** Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls perform during The Return of Spice Girls World Tour at the Koln Arena on December 20, 2007 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by MJ Kim/Spice Girls LLP via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: After Dining at The Ivy restaurant, Geri Halliwell and a friend are seen enjoying a night out at Mahiki on December 19, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Mu Kei/GC Images)
LONDON -FEBRUARY 18: Geri Hallwell attends Fashion For Relief at Somerset House on 18th February 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
©2009 RAMEY PHOTO /XPOSURE US ONLY! DECEMBER 15, 2009 - LONDON - UK CELEBS ATTEND THE NIGHT OF HEROES AWARDS HELD AT THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM XP/SC (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Henry Beckwith And Geri Haliwell Attend The 18Th Annual Icap Charity Day In London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell arrives at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London for the annual festive St Paul's Knightsbridge Foundation Carol Service. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 12: Geri Halliwell is seen on December 12, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by JJ/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09: Geri Halliwell sighted arriving at Downing Street for No. 11 Christmas Party on December 9, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Harlem Mepham/FilmMagic)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Geri Halliwell poses with the Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 5, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Geri Horner attends the World Premiere of 'I Am Bolt' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Geri Halliwell attends the World Premiere of 'I Am Bolt' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Geri Horner arrives at the Women in Film & TV Awards at the London Hilton Park Lane hotel in London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Geri Horner attends the VIP launch of the limited edition Reserved x British Vogue capsule collection on December 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Reserved)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Geri Horner seen leaving Heart Breakfast on November 07, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
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Mel B (a.k.a. Scary Spice) claimed in March that she slept with Halliwell, 46, during the height of the Spice Girls’ fame in the 1990s. “She’s going to hate me for this because she’s so posh in her country house with her husband,” the former America’s Got Talent judge, 43, said on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, referencing Halliwell’s spouse of nearly four years, Christian Horner.

Mel C (a.k.a. Sporty Spice) was in the audience during Mel B’s interview and appeared shocked about the claim. “I don’t know anything,” she said. “I don’t. This is all new to me.”

A source later told Us that “nothing actually happened between Mel B and Geri,” calling the rumors “all just a bit of silliness.”

Mel B attempted to downplay her remarks soon after, saying on 2Day FM Breakfast With Grant, Ed & Ash, “We’ve known each other for 20-plus years. It was just one of those things that happened one night.”

The Spice Girls are set to kick off their 13-date reunion tour (sans Beckham, who has shifted her focus to her fashion career) in Dublin on May 24.

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THE BAND 'THE SPICE GIRLS' IN PARIS (Photo by Eric Robert/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
The Prince of Wales meets Spice Girls, Scary Spice (Mel B, left) and Posh Spice (Victoria) at tonight's (Monday) Royal gala premiere of Spice -The Movie. WPA Rota photo by John Stillwell/PA (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Harry, youngest son of Britain's Prince of Wales and the late Diana Princess of Wales, enjoys the company of Spice Girls (l/r) Mel B, Emma and Victoria, when the young prince met the female entertainers while attending their concert in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown et Victoria Beckham, membres du groupe Spice Girls, à Paris le 16 décembre 1997, France. (Photo by ARNAL/CHARRIAU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
The Spice Girls attend the London premiere of 'Spice World' at the Empire Leicester Square, 15th December 1997. From left to right, Posh, Ginger, Scary, Baby and Sporty. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
382310 01: 12/8/97 Las Vegas, NV. The Spice Girls at the 1997 Billboard Music Awards. From left to right: Melanie Chislom (Sporty), Geri Halliwell (Sexy), Victoria Addams (Posh), Melanie Brown (Scary) and Emma Lee Bunton (Baby).
Spice Girls (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1278 -- Pictured: (l-r) Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, and Emma Bunton of the musical guest The Spice Girls during an interview with host Jay Leno on December 5, 1997 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Geri, 'Ginger Spice', shelters from the rain beneath an umbrella as she leaves the Victoria Palace Theatre in London after the Spice Girls performed in the Royal Variety Performance earlier this evening. See PA story SHOWBIZ Variety. Photo by Neil Munns/PA (Photo by Neil Munns - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Victoria Adams et Emma Bunton, du girls band les Spice Girls, aux MTV Awards, le 6 novembre 1997, à Rotterdam, Pays-Bas. (Photo by Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Prince Harry (L) poses with Spice Girls Victoria (2D L) as his father, HRH Prince Charles (2D R), gets the attention of Spice Girls Mel C (R) before British pop group's concert in Johannesburg 01 November. Prince Harry, son of the late Princess Diana, is accompanying his father, the Prince of Wales, on a week-long visit to southern Africa. (Photo by WALTER DHLADHLA / AFP) (Photo credit should read WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry (C) and his father Prince Charles chats with Spice Girls Mel B before the British pop group's concert in Johannesburg 01 November. Prince Harry, son of the late Princess Diana, is accompanying his father the Prince of Wales on his week-long visit to southern Africa. (Photo by WALTER DHLADHLA / AFP) (Photo credit should read WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Prince of Wales speaks to the Emma (blonde left) and Mel C of the Spice Girls, after the 77th Royal Variety Performance at London's Lyceum Theatre tonight (Monday). Photo by John Stillwell. WPA Rota. (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO Tonight Show with Jay Leno -- Episode 1436 -- Pictured: Emma Burton of musical guest the Spice Girls performs on August 17, 1998 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Melanie Brown at the Spy bar for the release of 'New Power Soul'. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
Brits Awards Ceremony, London, Britain - 1998, Spice Girls (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
LONDON - DECEMBER 15: Sarah Ferguson with daughters Eugene and Beatrice pose with The Spice Girls on December 15, 1999 at Earls Court, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Spice Girl Melanie C poses for the media during the opening of the new Virgin Megastore in Glasgow's Buchanan Street. *21/1/2000 - It has emerged that Melanie C is set to share a bill with her former band mate Geri Halliwell at a charity concert. It is the first time they will have shared a stage since Ginger Spice walked out on the band in 1998. (Photo by David Cheskin - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Spice Girls (L-R) Mel G, Victoria Beckham, Mel C and Emma Bunton, in London, where they launched their book 'Forever Spice'. (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
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