For many girls growing up in the 90s, the Spice Girls were the ultimate symbol of friendship, confidence and yes, girl power (obviously).
So when one former Spice Girl reveals she was struggling with horrific body image issues the entire time she was singing about spicing up her life and stopping right now (complete with dance moves), it definitely bursts a little bit of your childhood bubble.
It may have been 16 years since the Spice Girls sang their last song as a five-some, but Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell is sharing what really went on behind the fame for the first time.
Speaking on OWN’s Where Are They Now? Geri revealed she battled through a bitter cycle of “binging and purging”, hiding her illness from her fellow bandmates.
"I started being bulimic and no one would notice it because your body weight stays pretty much the same. It's bloody dangerous," she said.
Halliwell said her life in the spotlight made her "much more conscious" of her body weight and appearance, and that controlling her weight was her way of coping.