Geri Horner wants her daughter to have “a good relationship with food”.
The Spice Girls star has been open in the past about her own battle with bulimia and diet culture, and has now said she made a conscious effort to fix her relationship with food and dieting for the sake of her 14-year-old daughter Bluebell, as she didn’t want the teenager to repeat her mistakes.
She said: “I had always wanted a good relationship with food so my daughter would have it, so she wouldn’t be like I was when I was growing up – always on a diet.
“As a world we are moving in a different direction now anyway. Yes, we want to be gorgeous, but we’re letting go of perfect. I think we’re bored of it.”
Geri – who has Bluebell with Sacha Gervasi, and is also mother to three-year-old Montague, whom she has with her husband Christian Horner – admitted she appeared on UK baking show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ because of her daughter, and credited the show with “re-establishing” her love of food.
She added during an episode of ‘Rainbow Woman’: “I only did ‘Bake Off’ because my daughter loves that show and when I did, I re-embarked on this whole journey of me re-establishing my relationship with food.
“And it reminded me of when I was little and I was making cakes with my auntie Doreen.”
Meanwhile, the ‘Wannabe’ hitmaker, 48, previously said she’s doing her best to make sure her daughter grows up body confident.
Speaking in 2017, she said of Bluebell: “She’s at an age where they’re all comparing their bodies.
“I can’t control that, but I can give her the facts of healthy eating, tell her diets don’t work. I try to give her confidence to love her body.
“Worrying about the size of your thighs takes up so much of your twenties. It’s a shame.”