Geri Halliwell ‘struggling to eat and sleep’ over Christian Horner news

Halliwell is ‘completely loyal’ to husband Horner (Picture: Getty)

Geri Halliwell has been left ‘struggling to eat and sleep’ as husband Christian Horner continues to battle allegations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’.

Horner, 50, is fighting to save his F1 career after a female Red Bull employee accused him of ‘inappropriate conduct’ – claims he ‘fully denies’.

The Red Bull chief faced an eight-hour grilling by an internal investigator in London earlier this month and while the F1 giants had hoped for a speedy resolution, the matter remains unresolved heading into the first race of the season at the start of March.

Horner reiterated his innocence at the launch of the new Red Bull car last week and refused to comment any further after appearing at a testing event in Bahrain on Thursday, hoping for ‘a conclusion as soon as possible.’

There is currently no timescale for the end of the investigation, which began on 5 February with the Daily Mail reporting Horner has been left looking ‘down and worn out’ as he battles for his future.

Former Spice Girl Halliwell has stood resolutely by her husband but the Daily Mail report she has been ‘flattened’ by the scandal.

The source also suggests she may miss the trip to Bahrain on 2 March as she ‘cannot face the scrutiny’.

Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell

Christian Horner and Geri Horner have been together for over a decade (Picture: Scott Garfitt/BAFTA via Getty Images)

‘Geri is devastated and has been struggling to eat and sleep. Her family and fellow Spice Girls are worried about her,’ the Mail report.

Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell

Halliwell may not attend the opening race of the season (Picture: Emmanuele Ciancaglini/Ciancaphoto Studio/Getty Images)

‘I hear Christian is trying to pep her up to stay positive, but she has gone to ground in the way she did after she left the Spice Girls. She’s not speaking to anyone.’

Horner has insisted it remains ‘business as usual’ with the new F1 season now just one week away.



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But with the saga ongoing, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said that the matter is now ‘an issue for all Formula 1’, and called for transparency regarding the investigation.

‘I think it’s clear Formula 1, and that the team’s too, we stand for inclusion, equality, fairness, diversity,’ the Silver Arrows team principal and CEO said.

‘And it’s not only about talking about it but living it day in and day out. I think this is the standard that we set ourselves.

‘We are a global sport, one of the most important sports platforms in the world, and we are role models.’

Horner has served as Red Bull’s Team Principal since 2005. Red Bull won 21 of a possible 22 grand prix races last season with Max Verstappen winning 19 of to seal a hat-trick of world titles.


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