New mother Melanie Chisholm was spotted making a rare trip out with baby Scarlet Starr yesterday. The Spice Girl carefully wheeled her three-month-old baby through London as she chatted with a friend. Scarlet, who was born at London’s Portland Hospital on February 22, is the first child for the singer and her partner Thomas Starr. Melanie fell pregnant just months after the Spice Girls reunion tour ended in 2008. “Being backstage at the shows with the girls and all the kids made me think, ‘Yeah I could be a good mum,’” she has admitted. She added: “I used to love the fact that I was the only Spice Girl who didn’t need to lug around loads of baby stuff. Mad, innit? Me, a mum.” The 34-year-old was the last of the Spice Girls to have a child and has had plenty of advice from her old bandmates. Emma Bunton, who was nicknamed Baby Spice, was the first to meet the new addition, declaring her “One of the cutest little girls I’ve ever seen.” She added: “Melanie is an absolutely natural mother.” Emma is mother to a son while Melanie Brown has two daughters, Victoria Beckham three sons and Geri Halliwell a daughter. Melanie and Thomas, her partner of six years, are said to be planning their wedding.
While we don’t really get a good look at little Miss Scarlet in these pics (for all we know, Mel C. could be pushing around a glazed ham in that stroller) we did get our first look at the little doll on the cover of Hello! magazine last March. Sporty may not be my fave of the Spices but I am happy to see her as a new mommy … she really did sound like she was hoping for a child of her own in interviews during the Spice Girls Reunion Tour a couple of years ago. At last, she got her wish!