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Emma Bunton was known as "Baby Spice" in the all-girl, British pop group the Spice Girls. She became engaged to R&B singer Jade Jones in 2011.
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Chosen at an audition,the five members of the Spice Girls--nicknamed Sporty, Scary, Posh, Baby, and Ginger--grew to symbolize “girl power,” and their music’s message struck a chord with thousands of young women.
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In October 2008, she made an appearance on the U.K. version of The X Factor to judge the best over-25 acts. In 2010, she was a judge on iTV's Dancing on Ice. Additionally, she hosts Heart FM's Saturday afternoon drive-time slot.
Bunton is engaged to her longtime partner, Jade Jones, the former lead singer of R&B bands Damage and CherryBlackStone. The couple has two sons, Beau Lee Jones (born in 2007) and Tate Lee Jones (born in 2011). Bunton has spoken publicly about her fear of an inability to conceive since being diagnosed with endometriosis at age 25, and her subsequent relief with two healthy pregnancies.
Jones proposed to Bunton on January 21, 2011, her 35th birthday, and the proposal was announced on an episode of Dancing on Ice.
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