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'90s girls, rejoice: Geri Halliwell A.K.A. Ginger Spice is getting married! The former Spice Girl and her boyfriend Christian Horner, a Formula One boss for Infiniti Red Bull Racing, are engaged after eight months of publicly dating.
The pair, who has known each other for the past five years but just brought their relationship into the limelight this past March, announced their impending nuptials by the books — in the newspaper! According to People Halliwell and Horner took out an ad in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of the British newspaper The Times this morning to share the happy news of their engagement. "Mr C.E.J Horner OBE and Geri Halliwell, The engagement is announced between Christian, son of Mr and Mrs G.M. Horner and Geraldine daughter of the late Mr L.F. Halliwell and Mrs A. Parkisnon," the happy news reads.
Does the formal announcement sound familiar? Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancé Sophie Hunter shared word of their engagement the very same way just last week. It seems like some of Britain's most elite engaged celebs don't ming splurging to keep the custom alive (each ad costs around 300 euro or $372).
After the newpaper hit stands, the singer also shared a much less formal (and contemporary) announcement via social media. "Christian and I are delighted to announce that we are engaged! We're both very happy," Halliwell wrote on Twitter.
According to the Daily Mail, Halliwell's representative has nothing but good words to share about the newly-engaged pair. "Everyone is really pleased for them and wish them happiness and good health together for many many years to come."
While there's no word yet on wedding plans, we'd bet that their two daughters from previous relationships (Halliwell has an eight-year-old named Bluebell and Horner has a one-year-old named Olivia) will play important roles in their nuptials. As for entertainment, it should go without saying that we'll be anxiously holding out for word of a Spice Girls performance at the reception.