Geri Halliwell makes final decision on attending Bahrain Grand Prix as Christian Horner saga continues

Geri Halliwell makes final decision on attending Bahrain Grand Prix as Christian Horner saga continues

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 02/03/2024

- 11:28

Updated: 02/03/2024

- 12:38

The husband of the Spice Girls star continues to deny allegations of inappropriate behaviour

Geri Halliwell has reportedly decided to attend today's Bahrain Grand Prix amid the allegations surrounding her husband, Christian Horner.

Horner was cleared of misconduct by a Red Bull investigation earlier this week, having always denied claims of inappropriate behaviour.

However, his private WhatsApp messages were leaked to 149 figures associated with F1 earlier on Thursday.

Geri jetted out to Bahrain on Friday, though it was unknown whether she'd be attending the race in the Middle East. Now, however, Sky Sports claim the Spice Girls icon WILL be in attendance for the race today.

Christian Horner Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell is set to be by Christian Horner's side at the Bahrain Grand Prix today


It's said Geri is determined to put on a united front and continues to stand by her husband.

After the messages were leaked earlier in the week, Horner offered an instant response and insisted he hadn't done anything wrong - while also pointing to the findings of Red Bull's official investigation.

“I won’t comment on anonymous speculation, but to reiterate, I have always denied the allegations," he said.

"I respected the integrity of the independent investigation and fully cooperated with it every step of the way.

“It was a thorough and fair investigation conducted by an independent specialist barrister and it has concluded, dismissing the complaint made.

"I remain fully focused on the start of the season.”

Insiders have claimed, however, that Geri is struggling at the current moment in time while the situation rumbles on.

One source has said that the Spice Girls star's team are 'worried' at the current moment in time, with Geri apparently 'talked into' flying out to join Horner in Bahrain.

They told The Mirror: “Geri has been locked in crisis talks with her team this week about how to manage all of this.

"Christian had played down the whole affair to her, but she can’t bear the fact it is now all out in the open.

"She feels like a fool. It has really taken its toll on her and she told pals this week she would not be in Bahrain.

“She was adamant she wouldn’t be there, she would not pretend like ­everything was OK.

"But Christian’s mum has been leaning on her heavily to stand by his side, and publicly back him, and her pleas seem to have worked.

"Her own team had been urging her to keep her distance and seek advice.

“They are worried about the impact on both her personally and her brand and want her to pause and consider her next move carefully.


Christian Horner

Christian Horner is currently cracking as normal as the Red Bull chief prepares for today's Bahrain Grand Prix


"She feels incredibly torn between the two camps. It’s a horrific situation for her to be in, and it is growing worse by the minute.”

And another Red Bull insider has told The Sun that Geri has shut out other members of the Spice Girls.

“This is humiliation on an international scale for Geri, and it’s almost impossible to imagine what she’s going through right now.

“Christian has always privately asserted that the claims levelled against him were nonsense.

“She’s not the type of woman to go through someone’s phone, so to see these in black and white after all his protestations of innocence is utterly devastating.

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Christian Horner will be hoping to guide Max Verstappen to glory at the Bahrain Grand Prix today


“Geri has been bombarded with messages of support, and texts checking in on her, but she’s largely shutting everyone out, and simply trying to put one foot in front of the other."

They continued: “Of course, to leave Christian — and walk away from the blissful life they’ve built for themselves — would be the ultimate act of ‘girl power’.

“But as anyone with kids knows — not to mention a hinterland of love and connection — that is easier said than done.”

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