Friendship never ends! Emma Bunton and Geri Horner send Mel C birthday wishes on social media... amid rumours of a feud over GEM reunion
It was rumoured that the girls had embarked on a bitter feud regarding GEM - the girl band set up to mark the Spice Girls' 20th anniversary.
However it seems Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisolm cast any differences aside on Friday - as the GEM members wished the former Sporty Spice a happy birthday on social media while she celebrated at Mayfair bar Mr Fogg's Residence.
The famous blonde, 40, uploaded a sweet throwback snap of her and Mel on Instagram, while Geri, 44, paid her respects on Twitter - proving any rift between them and their new musical project had been resolved.
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No bad blood: Emma Bunton (L) and Geri Horner dispeled any feud rumours with bandmate Melanie Chisholm (R) on Friday - as they wished her a happy birthday on social media
Kicking off proceedings was the former Baby Spice, who commemorated her friend's big day with a snap of the pair from their girl band past.
Throwing up peace signs at the camera, Emma then captioned the playful shot from their youth, which made their long-standing friendship clear: 'Happy birthday @melaniecmusic! #partygirl #eatcake'
The sweet post was then followed by a simple but sweet Tweet from Geri, which read: 'Happy birthday Melanie C!' surrounded by a selection of balloon and cake emojis.
Wishing her well: Emma first posted a selfie of her and the birthday girl (above) in celebration of her big day, while Geri followed the post up with a celebratory Tweet
Party girl: Meanwhile Melanie has headed out to Mr Fogg's Gin Bar in London for her festivities
Receiving an influx of well wishes, Melanie still found time to thank her close friends as she wrote on Twitter soon after: 'Thank you my darling! @EmmaBunton' - proving any argument between them had been smoothed over.
It was announced last July that Emma and Geri, alongside Mel B, would be reuniting as a three-piece called GEM to mark the Spice Girls' 20th anniversary.
However Mel had allegedly been left unhappy about her former bandmates' plans to form the pop trio - and was said to have been consulting lawyers in a bid to block the reunion.
At loggerheads: Mel had allegedly been left unhappy about her former bandmates' plans to form pop trio GEM - and was said to have been consulting lawyers in a bid to block the reunion
Not happy: A source had told The Sun that Mel 'believes she brought music credibility to the group and there is no Spice Girls without her'
After she declined the offer to join the group, alongside fifth member Victoria Beckham, a source told The Sun: 'Mel has told the other girls she is consulting lawyers about whether the reunion can go ahead without her.
'She believes she brought music credibility to the group and there is no Spice Girls without her.'
'There was talk of using the nickname GEM but they’ve decided against that because the strength is through the Spice brand.'
Mel later revealed however she was 'relieved' she and Victoria were not taking part in the reunion - despite admitting that making the choice had been a struggle.
Relief: However she later revealed she was 'relieved' she and Victoria were not taking part in the girlband reunion - although it was a very difficult decision to make
She revealed to the Sunday Post newspaper: 'It was a really hard decision to make. But once it was made I felt very relieved and that proved to me that my instinct was right.'
Yet, she added that while the pair were in a band together for several decades, the pair often go months without speaking - and still remain such close friends.
She continued: 'There's always an ebb and flow to how much we stay in touch. We have spells of seeing each other and then not speaking for months.
They're back (partly): It was announced in July that Emma, Geri and Mel B, would be reuniting as a three-piece, entitled GEM, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls (above)
'Family life and career takes over. I'd love to see the girls more and when we do have periods of being in each other's lives, it's lovely,' she explained.
While she agreed to cut ties with the new trio, Mel could not rid herself of her inner Spice Girl completely however - as she appeared onstage with Victoria in the Maldives last month.
Performing at a NYE party on the island, organised by the 42-year-old designer, the two former bandmates joined forces for an emotional rendition of 2 Become 1 for their friends and family.
Still close friends: She also revealed that the group often go months without speaking - and still remain such close friends, admitting: 'There's always an ebb and flow to how much we stay in touch. We have spells of seeing each other and then not speaking for months'
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