Spice Girls 2016 Reunion Rumors: Victoria Beckham Won't Join 'Wannabe' Group on Tour
The 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls may be quickly approaching, but the "Wannabe" girl group's rumored reunion tour will be missing one crucial member: Victoria Beckham. It had been rumored that "Posh Spice" was set to perform at a string of reunion shows, but it now seems like that's not going to happen.
According to TMZ, 41-year-old Beckham is definitely not in. A representative for the fashion designer told the site that she, "Has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however her focus is now very much her family and fashion business."
Mel B first sparked the reunion rumors during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in October when she said she would "love to get back together and do something with the Spice Girls."
Billboard also reported that she was gunning for a reunion on the Today Show around the same time. "When you say it's our 20th anniversary coming up, it does make you think, 'Oh, my gosh, it really has been that long. Hopefully we'll gather the troops around, and we'll get to do something to celebrate it next year. It's in my plan, I don't know about anybody else's."
Mel B has said in the past that she will not participate unless everyone joins, so it remains to be seen whether or not the 20th anniversary reunion will happen at all.
Rumors continued to fly during a string of promotional appearances for her TV show America's Got Talent, but at the time it was unknown whether all members, including Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Melanie C and Emma Bunton were also on board.
The 20th anniversary wouldn't have been the first time that the Spice Girls reunited after officially ending their time together in 2000. The former group went on a worldwide tour in 2007 and 2008 and also reunited in 2012 for the London Olympics for a widely publicized performance.