Wednesday 26 July 2017

Geri Horner 'names new baby after late friend George Michael'

Geri Horner visits the Prince's Trust mobile tour at Finsbury Avenue Square on April 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Geri Horner visits the Prince's Trust mobile tour at Finsbury Avenue Square on April 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Singer Geri Horner and husband Christian Horner attend the World Premiere of "I Am Bolt" at Odeon Leicester Square on November 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Christian Horner and Geri Horner attends the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Geri and Christian Horner. Photo: Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock.
Singer Geri Horner and husband Christian Horner attend the World Premiere of "I Am Bolt" at Odeon Leicester Square on November 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Geri 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
British singer and former member of the band Spice Girls Geri Halliwell arrives for her wedding with Formula One motor racing business owner Christian Horner at St. Mary's Church at Woburn in southern England. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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 Christmas Day aged 53.

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.

It said: "Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful brother for Bluebell and Olivia #amazing-day #grateful #monty."

Singer Geri Horner and husband Christian Horner attend the World Premiere of
Singer Geri Horner and husband Christian Horner attend the World Premiere of "I Am Bolt" at Odeon Leicester Square on November 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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, whom she married in 2015.

Horner was close to Freedom singer, Michael - with his former partner Kenny Goss who is said to be godfather to her daughter.

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. #GeorgeMichael."

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."

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and her new husband Formula 1 boss Christian Horner after their wedding at St Mary's Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and her new husband Formula 1 boss Christian Horner after their wedding at St Mary's Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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."

It appears that the new member of the family also shares his birthday with Horner's former bandmate Emma Bunton.

Hours earlier, Horner posted a picture of the pair in their Spice Girl days in a special happy birthday tribute.

Bunton, who was Baby Spice in the band, responded with the Tweet: "Amazing news, so happy! #birthdaytwins #birthdaymade love you all. Xxx"

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