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Geri and Christian Horner’s romance – family rift over ex and parents’ wedding boycott

Spice Girl Geri Horner was seen celebrating with her husband, Red Bull’s Team Principal Christian Horner, after Max Verstappen’s controversial Formula 1 Championship victory over Lewis Hamilton

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Amid Formula One champion Max Verstappen’s dramatic victory on Sunday, many viewers were surprised to see a Spice Girl joining in the celebrations.

Singing sensation Geri Horner was among the fans at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi watching the controversial climax to this year’s Formula 1 season.

Red Bull driver Verstappen secured the trophy in the final few seconds, overtaking title rival Lewis Hamilton in controversial fashion with a single lap to go after benefitting from a late safety car.

Straight after the race, beaming Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner spoke to the media about the memorable victory – and was then accompanied by his famous wife.

“I am proud of the team and Max. They have been incredible they have had good strategies and Checo [Sergio Perez] has done well,” said Geri, adding: “Christian has told me that its been a tough season.”

The controversial end to the 2021 F1 season was almost as dramatic as Christian and Geri’s love life, which began after he split from his pregnant ex-partner.

Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner celebrates with his wife Geri Horner


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Geri’s love life was a bit of a car crash, having been engaged two times but never marrying before finding Mr Right.

The singer was linked with US basketball star Steve Nash, Scream star Jerry O’Connell, Blue members Lee Ryan and Duncan James, comedian David Walliams, radio star Chris Evans and had a romance with Robbie Williams.

In 2006 she gave birth to daughter Bluebell, having had a six-week fling with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi the previous year.

After splitting from her betting tycoon boyfriend Anton Kaszubowski in 2013, things finally came good for Geri when she started dating Christian the following year.

The pair first met in 2009 due to Geri’s friendship with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, but it was never suggested there was any romantic feelings at this stage as Christian was with long-term partner Beverley Allen.

Christian and Beverley were together for 14 years but reportedly split shortly after she gave birth to their daughter, Olivia.

Christian Horner’s long-term ex Beverly


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Just six months after Olivia was born in October 2014, Christian went public with his relationship with Geri and in November 2014 they announced their engagement in The Times newspaper.

In May 2015, the couple tied the knot at St Mary’s Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire – but Christian’s parents boycotted the wedding.

They were said to be unhappy about their son’s decision to leave Beverley so soon after their daughter was born.

Speaking from their home in Gloucestershire before the big day, one of Christian’s angry relatives said: “You can say that his parents are absolutely devastated. We won’t be going to the wedding.

“There is a lot more to this story than people know about – to do with his ex-partner.”

This created a family rift and divided loyalties for Horner’s mum and dad, who were understood to be among several family members who disapproved.

Christian and Geri announced their engagement in 2014


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A friend of the couple said: “Over the years Christian has been very close to his parents – particularly to his dad who shares his love of motor racing – but recent events have thrown everything into doubt. His mum is particularly upset.

“It’s a real shame and everyone involved is upset.

“Weddings are expected to bring families closer together, but this engagement has driven a wedge between people.”

Despite the messy break-up, the Red Bull Team Principle and his ex resolved their differences for the sake of their daughter.

In October 2016, Geri announced that she and Christian were expecting their first child together – with son Montague born in January 2017.

Her team released a statement which read: “Geri and Christian are absolutely delighted to announce they are expecting their first child together.

“The couple is overjoyed with the good news and cannot wait to welcome the newest addition to their family.”

Christian Horner with his wife Geri Horner and her daughter Bluebell (left) Bluebell, their son Montague (centre) and his daughter Olivia (right)


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A source told The Mirror that Beverley knew before they made the announcement, saying: “She has been fully kept in the loop and they have a good relationship.”

Geri was said to have been ‘deeply saddened’ when Christian’s parents snubbed their wedding and wanted to heal the family firt.

“Geri is sick of being painted as a home wrecker. She wants to be a good stepmother to Olivia, and for all three siblings to grow up with a good relationship, so she is determined to be on civil terms,” ​​a source told Closer in 2017.

“She knows there’s been a lot of heartache, but thinks that inviting Beverley over for children’s birthday teas is a good start towards building bridges between them.”

The couple now share two stunning country homes in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire – with one boasting it’s own duck pond and farm with three miniature donkeys, horses and goats.

Geri previously described her husband as her best friend, saying: “He knows me inside out. I don’t edit myself with him. It was a big learning curve.”

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