Emma Bunton - Biography & Career
Bunton was born in Finchley, and grew up in Woodside Park, North London. Her parents, Pauline, a karate instructor, and Trevor, a milkman, split up when she was eleven, and she stayed with her mother.
She attended St Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary School in Finchley, and then went on to go to the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, Westminster.
She has been linked with such stars as Nigel Harman, Justin Timberlake and 911 lead singer Lee Brennan. Her boyfriend for 8 years is former Damage and CherryBlackStone lead singer Jade Jones; they are engaged and are going to marry in March 2007.
She joined the Spice Girls (then still called Touch) in 1994 after the original fifth Touch member, Michelle Stephenson, left the group. The group became one of the most successful musical artists of the 1990s selling over forty million albums with the studio releases Spice, Spiceworld and Forever. She was known as Baby Spice because she often wore baby doll dresses and had her blonde hair in pigtails. Their debut single "Wannabe" became the first of a string of number-ones in the United Kingdom (nine in total) and reached the top position in thirty-seven countries around the globe, including Australia, Canada, and the U.S. Other successful releases followed including "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1" from Spice, and "Spice Up Your Life", "Too Much", "Stop" and "Viva Forever" from Spiceworld and "Goodbye", "Holler" and "Let Love Lead the Way" from Forever. The Spice Girls stopped recording in 2000. Many rumors circulated about a Reunion for the 10th anniversary. But nothing materialized.