Monday 21 January 2019

Geri names newborn son after late friend Michael

Geri with George Michael Picture: PA
Geri with George Michael Picture: PA

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner is thought to have paid tribute to George Michael by naming her newborn son after the star.

The 44-year-old, known as Ginger Spice in the girl band, was close to the late Wham! singer, who was found dead at his home on December 25.

Horner posted a snap on Instagram of her holding her son's foot, hours after his birth on Saturday, in which she revealed his name.

"Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful brother for Bluebell and Olivia," it said.

While it is Horner's second child, following the birth of her daughter Bluebell Madonna in 2006, it is her first with husband Christian Horner, who she married in 2015 and who has a daughter, Olivia, from his first marriage.

Horner was close to Michael and his former partner Kenny Goss, who is said to be Bluebell's Godfather.


She tweeted following the news of his death: "So so so sad, RIP George, a dear friend, the kindest, most generous and talented person. My thoughts are with his family."

The birth of her son comes less than a day after Horner posted a picture of herself and her baby bump on Instagram, with the simple message: "Hello."

As she shared the happy news of the birth, Horner posted on Twitter: "Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weighing 7lbs 8oz."

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