Six years ago, the group formerly known as the Spice Girls reunited for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. It was magical, it was glorious, and it was agonisingly temporary—or so we thought.
On Friday, Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) posted exactly two photos and one silent black and white video clip to her Instagram account, all of which seem to imply that the Spice Girls may indeed be getting back together.
In the first photo, Posh and the rest of the crew are posed for a smiley group shot. In the second photo, Posh Spice, Sporty Spice (Mel C), Ginger Spice (Geri Horner, née Halliwell), Baby Spice (Emma Bunton) and Scary Spice (Mel B) are sitting on a couch and crowded around their former (slash current?) manager, Simon Fuller.
According to a report from UK newspaper The Sun, Fuller and all five group members recently signed a deal that involves the Spice Girls’ participation in multiple television projects (including a talent show), endorsement deals, and a greatest hits album. Each member of the group is allegedly being paid a whopping 17 million dollars, though no news about a future reunion tour has been announced as of yet. The Sun also reports that Beckham agreed to the reunion on the condition that she wouldn’t have to sing—an odd request coming from a member of a girl group that dominated the pop music charts. But Beckham was never the group’s strongest vocalist, and when it comes to the Spice Girls we’ll always take whatever we can get.
On one hand, we’re taking all of this reunion news with a grain of salt. The Sun is a tabloid paper, meaning that their reports are often wildly overexaggerated and/or completely false. On the other hand, the fact that Beckham (who a mere few months ago completely shot down the idea of a Spice Girls reunion) just posted multiple pictures with captions like “Love my girls!!! So many kisses!!!” and “Love u all so much!!!” does give us food for thought. Plus, 90s reboots are apparently 2018’s hot new trend. Charmed and Roswell are both getting second chances at life, so why can’t the Spice Girls get one too?
In an Entertainment Tonight statement released Friday afternoon, the Spice Girls said that they “enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together” and that “the time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together.” Again, we’re not 100 percent sure what those “new opportunities” entail because The Sun has certainly burned us before. But after the Olympics performance, a brief 2007 reunion tour, and the short-lived existence of GEM (of which Ginger, Baby, and Scary Spice were members), we’re desperately hoping that this reunion is 1) real and 2) actually sticks.