Emma Bunton aka “Baby Spice,” one fifth of the most famous girl band, the Spice Girls, is bringing her talents to the USA! While promoting her new ABC show “Boy Band,” Emma chatted about her 20-plus-year relationship with fiancé Jade Jones and her bond with her fellow Spice Girls to her British buddy, “Extra” special correspondent Mark Wright.
In London, Mark and Emma are both radio hosts for the Heart. Mark smiled, “It feels a little better seeing you here in the sunshine.” During their conversation, Emma opened up on her romance with Jade, who is also the father of her two boys. They have been together for 20 years, but haven’t tied the knot. Why? She explained, “He’s my soul mate, my confidant, it’s something I think we'd both like to do, but we’re just so unorganized.”
The Spice Girls rocketed to fame with hits like “Wannabe,” their popularity eventually transcending generations. The girls' relationships are still strong, with Emma standing by her fellow member Mel as she goes through a tumultuous divorce. Bunton said, “We've always stayed in touch, whether it’s a phone call or a text, an email, there’s a connection between all of us that no one else really gets because we've spent so much time together. We’ve done the most unbelievable things together. There’s a real connection between all of us, so absolutely we all stay in touch and look after each other and support each other in everything we do.”
Over the past few years, Mel has been a judge on the hit show “America’s Got Talent.” Bunton appears to be following in her footsteps, doing her thing on “Boy Band.” She shared, “So we are creating the next big boy band. I can tell you how incredible some of these boys are. And they are as young as 14 up to their 20s.”
“We've got some fantastic guys — we auditioned 30 and we are getting down to groups now. It’s the most exciting bit! I'm an architect, along with Nick Carter and Timbaland, and we've just been having a ball,” Emma added about the “great production," hosted by Rita Ora.
Catch Emma on “Boy Band” tonight on ABC!