Biography of Emma Bunton and Music Career

Published At: 18 January 2021 , 01:22 PM

Biography of Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton is one of the most successful members of the Spice Girls collective. The artist succeeded in her solo career and created a happy family.

Childhood and youth

The singer was born in the winter of 1976 in the London suburb of Finchley. Despite the presence of children - Emma and her younger brother Paul James, the spouses' Bunton, Trevor and Pauline, divorced when their daughter was 11 years old. The girl studied at a Roman Catholic school, and then at the Sylvia Young School of the Performing Arts.

As a dramatic actress, Emma made her debut before embarking on a vocal career. Bunton's early filmography is represented by soap operas, in which the girl played cameo roles. Among the series, in which Emma flashed in 1992-1993, - "People of the East End", slowly telling viewers about the life of the inhabitants of the fictional district of London, a serial film about the British police "Pure English Murder" and the political fantasy "Come from the King."


Personal life

In 1997, Emma had a short romance with British singer Lee Brennan and American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio. With the current de facto husband - vocalist Jade Jones, the girl began dating in 1998, but in May 1999 the couple broke up. Both Emma and Jade got new partners - "peppercorn" had an affair with the football player Rio Ferdinand, to whom the Beckham couple introduced the singer.

Bunton and Jones reunited in November 2000 but broke up again in March 2002. In 2003, Emma had a short romantic relationship with Justin Timberlake, but in 2004 the Bunton and Jones union re-emerged.

The singer concluded that Jade is the man from whom she wants to have children. On Emma's dreams of a happy personal life, doctors almost gave up when they discovered endometriosis in a woman and suggested that she was infertile. Contrary to forecasts, the actress became pregnant while participating in the Dancing with the Stars project.


On August 10, 2007, the Bunton-Jones couple had their first child, Bo Lee, who had a younger brother, Tate Lee, on May 6, 2011. During their second pregnancy, Emma and Jade got engaged, but the singer has stated for almost 20 years that she does not want to get married.

The "ex-peppercorn" agreed to the wedding only in March 2019. Bunton and Jones applied for a relationship in Anfield, North London. The ceremony was to take place at Old Marylebone Town Hall, where Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell got married.

Emma is the godmother to Spice Girls colleague Jeri Halliwell's daughter, Madonna, who was born in 2006. Charity plays an important role in Bunton's life. In 2013-2015, the singer took part in the UNICEF campaign to vaccinate against tetanus in African mothers and newborns. In 2011, Emma launched a series of natural cotton clothes for children. Photos of toddler models in cotton rompers and suits now often appear on Bunton's Instagram page.


Music and films

Since 1994, Bunton's biography has been associated with the Spice Girls pop group, whose debut song Wannabe took 1st place in rotations in 35 countries. Each girl in the team received a nickname. Due to her small stature (157 cm) and the image of an innocent girl, Emma was nicknamed Baby Spice.

In 2000, the Spice Girls members decided to focus on solo projects, and the group disbanded. However, the group subsequently reunited several times for touring tours. In August 2012, the "peppercorns" performed at the closing of the London Olympics.

Emma Bunton and her children

Emma's debut solo album A Girl Like Me was released in the spring of 2001. The most successful was Bunton's second compilation Free Me, the song of the same name from which reached # 5 in the UK and # 6 in the US.