Touching tribute: Spice Girl Geri Horner names son after George Michael


Former Spice Girl Geri Horner announced she was thrilled after giving birth to a baby boy this weekend, named Montague George Hector. According to sources close to the star, who was best known as Ginger Spice at the height of her Nineties fame, Geri opted for George as a middle name in tribute to superstar George Michael.

The 44 year old singer was very close to George, who is believed to have made provisions in his will for her daughter Bluebell, 10, who is the goddaughter of George’s ex Kenny Goss. She had wanted George to be a part of her little boy’s life, just as he was for Bluebell, so decided to name him after the megastar after his death on Christmas Day.

Former Wham! star George was discovered dead in his bed by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz on Christmas Day when he went into the room to wake him up ahead of a planned Christmas lunch. So far, the cause of death is not known. While his publicist said that he had died a result of heart failure, the results of a post mortem have proved inconclusive and further tests, including toxicology reports, have been ordered.


After his death, devastated Geri wrote on Twitter: “So so sad, RIP George, a dear friend, the kindest, most generous and talented person. My thoughts are with his family.” The two first met when they were younger. Geri revealed that she had not realised the handsome star was actually gay and had tried to make a move on him. However, instead, they developed a firm friendship, and Geri said he was a huge support to her when she decided to leave the Spice Girls in 1998.

In interviews, she said he became a brother figure to her, and that he used to be totally honest when she played music to him as she was developing a solo career.


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