WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13: A member of the world’s most successful girl band ever has been on a secret trip to the island, the Bermuda Sun can reveal.
Geri Halliwell, once known as Ginger Spice of the multi-million album selling pop sensation the Spice Girls, spent several days on the island last week.
She stayed at the luxury Elbow Beach resort in Paget and took waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons at a local watersports firm.
One local who spotted her on the water said: “She looked very relaxed and happy. I suspect a lot of people had no idea who she was — and one of the beauties of Bermuda is that people get left alone.
“Even if people did recognize her, they wouldn’t say anything. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones used to live in Bermuda and nobody bothered them.”
Ms Halliwell was spotted taking lessons at the Bermuda Water Skiing and Wakeboard Centre at Somerset Bridge.
Owner Kent Richardson refused to comment.
Ms Halliwell also visited Dockyard and spent time with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest, as well as playing some tennis.
The 39-year-old mom of one was a member of the Spice Girls from 1994 to 1998, when she left the band to pursue a successful solo career.
The group became cultural icons and Ms Halliwell’s Union Jack minidress, worn at the 1997 BRIT music awards ceremony, cemented her place as a music and style icon.
The group sold more than 75 million records worldwide and earned hundreds of millions of dollars.
As a solo artist, Ms Halliwell notched up number one singles and sales of around 12 million records.
She rejoined the Spice Girls for a world tour in 2007-08.
Ms Halliwell has also written a series of children’s books and works as a UN representative, highlighting problems like childbirth mortality and HIV/AIDS.