Blake Lively, 10, dressed up as Baby Spice for a 90s Spice Girls concert

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Blake Lively thought her past as a Spice Girls fan was long forgotten - but Twitter never forgets

As far as throwback photos go, it’s an out-and-out classic.

Blake Lively has been revealed as a one-time Baby Spice fan, thanks to a bit of digging by a young woman on Twitter.

Bria Madrid recently went rifling through her photo collection, only to find a snap of herself at a Spice Girls concert back in 1997.

She took a picture with someone dressed up as Baby Spice - someone she now recognises as none other than Lively.

Lively, who was 10 years old at the time of the photo, picked up on the Tweet, sharing it with the caption “my secret is out”.

The Gossip Girl star later posted the old-school snap on Instagram, tagging Emma Bunton.

Gratifyingly, Baby Spice of old responded, writing: “So cute, you’re rocking those pigtails.”

Blake Lively at the Met Gala

Blake Lively

For anyone who had a poster of the Spice Girls tacked up on the inside door of their school locker (hands in the air here), Lively’s past as a fan girl is welcome news. 

After all, band obsession is a rite of passage for  tweens/teens: whether your muse du jour was Destiny’s Child or Nirvana.

And we particularly like the dedication Lively’s younger self shows in working her costume - right down to the skyscraper platform shoes.

Needless to say, the surprise photo went down a storm on Twitter, where people reacted with glee:

And in this mix came a growing call for a reunion photo - to which we say: bring it on.

Viva Forever, after all.

Images: Getty, Twitter


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Anna Brech

Anna Brech is a freelance journalist and former editor for Her six-year stint on the site saw her develop a vociferous appetite for live Analytics, feminist opinion and good-quality gin in roughly equal measure. She enjoys writing across all areas of women’s lifestyle content but has a soft spot for books and escapist travel content.