Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s marriage with F1 boss Christian Horner ‘in question’ over scandal

Geri Halliwell’s marriage to Christian Horner is said to be “in question” after private texts sent by her husband to a female employee were leaked.

The Spice Girls star, 51, has been left humiliated after a vast trove of intimate texts between the F1 chief and a female colleague were revealed just a day after he was cleared of wrongdoing.

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Sources close to Geri say she was “relieved and elated” when the case against her Red Bull Racing boss husband Horner was thrown out on Wednesday.

Ginger Spice Geri endured three weeks of torment in which she was said to have stood by her man after being left in “floods of tears” when the scandal first broke.

Insiders say Geri had even begged Horner to “make it go away”, reports the Mail.

Now the singer has again been left “extremely humiliated” just a day after she thought Horner, who she wed in 2015, was in the clear.

Pals of the couple say their marriage is “now in question for the first time” after the flirty text exchange between Horner and a female staffer was shared.

Friends of Geri fear the latest bombshell will “destroy” the mum-of-two, who shares seven-year-old son Monty with Horner.

One pal told the Mail: “It has all come crashing down.

“The tears stopped when the judgment came in on Wednesday, now they absolutely will have started again. This will destroy her.

“All along Christian promised there was nothing in it.”

The couple were understood to have been locked in long-distance talks as aides attempted to manage the crisis.

It remained unclear whether Geri had been shown any of the messages prior to their distribution.

Team Principal Horner was in Bahrain when the messages leaked on Thursday – and he was pictured at training today.

He jetted to the Gulf kingdom on Wednesday before he was cleared of wrongdoing after being accused of inappropriate behaviour and sending improper messages.

Geri meanwhile was back home in the UK, but was understood to be due to fly out before the weekend.

Hundreds of WhatsApp messages were sent to F1 teams and media outlets yesterday.

While there don’t appear to be any explicit images in the messages, some of the texts are sexually suggestive in nature.

Messages appeared to suggest Horner pestered the woman for pictures while others discussed a solo sex act in an aircraft toilet.

The woman – who works with Horner at the all-conquering Grand Prix team’s Milton Keynes HQ – apparently tired of her boss’s pleas for pictures and sexy chat, according to the WhatsApp dossier.

She asks him to stop – and even asks how the dad would feel if Geri was behaving in the same way with one of her staff.

Texts also suggest Horner became apologetic as he realised he had caused offence – and responded by asking the woman to delete their entire WhatsApp history.

The mega-leak appeared to be in line with the original accusation faced over alleged “sexually suggestive “ messages sent by Horner.

It was later claimed that the barrister-led inquiry into the team boss was into “controlling and coercive” behaviour towards the woman.

There is no suggestion that any pictures featuring sexual content are included in the WhatApps messages leaked so far.

The leak was also calculated to cause maximum damage to Red Bull Racing boss Horner’s career – just 24 hours before the start of the new Grand Prix season in Bahrain.

Horner, who married the pop star in 2015, has always vehemently denied the claims and vowed to fight to clear his name.

“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 co-operated 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.”

This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.

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