Spice Girls legend Emma Bunton is celebrating her 46th birthday on January 21 with her husband Jade Jones and their two sons.

Emma and Jade tied the knot last year after dating on and off for over 20 years, first getting together all the way back in 1998.

But as Emma rose to fame as part of the Spice Girls in the 90s, she certainly had a wild love life before deciding to settle down with her true love.

The blonde bombshell has been said to have had flings with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and performer Justin Timberlake, but she always went back to fellow singer Jade.

As Emma marks her 46th birthday, Daily Star is taking a walk down memory lane to take a look at her romantic past.

Rio Ferdinand

Emma had been dating Damage singer Jade for a year when the pair called it quits for the first time.

During their split, Emma was reported by The Sun to have had a fling with footballer Rio Ferdinand from 1999 to 2000.

Whilst neither person publicly acknowledged the reports of a romance, Emma quickly rekindled things with Jade and they got back together.

Justin Timberlake

Emma and Jade went on to split again in 2002, with Jade denying that he had ended her relationship over her decision to be managed by PR Simon Fuller for her solo career.

He said at the time: "It was a mutual and amicable break-up. We’ve decided to concentrate on our careers.

"There have been no arguments. I’m delighted Simon is managing her, he’s very successful.

"Emma and I will always be friends."

During their second split, Emma was said to have had a brief fling with singer Justin Timberlake.

In 2003, Justin appeared to confirm the romance with News of the World, saying: "Emma's really gorgeous. We've been together."

That year, the former Disney singer toured in London, performing at Wembley Arena and was said to have met up with Emma.

At the time, Emma stayed coy as she said on This Morning she "couldn't say" when she was asked about the fling.

She later said to the Daily Record: "I don't care if the papers say I'm still seeing Justin. I'm not.

"A lady should never kiss and tell and neither should a gentleman. That's all I have to say about him."

However, in 2004, Jonathan Ross asked about the A-list romance once again, only for Emma to confess Justin had been "very sweet".

She added: "He spoke about this first, because otherwise I would not have said a word."

Leonardo DiCaprio

All the way back in 1997, Emma was linked with Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo.

However, neither of the stars confirmed the many rumours as they swirled about their supposed blossoming romance.

Emma acknowledged the reports years later, revealing her fling rumours about her and Leo were "the strangest thing she had read about herself".

She told the Express: "All of us girls were linked to lots of celebrities back in the day.

"I was seeing Leonardo DiCaprio at one point, which was quite a good one."

Robbie Williams

Take That singer Robbie Williams once landed himself in hot water after claiming he had slept with all of the Spice Girls.

He reportedly said: "I’m very fortunate I’m one of the only people in the world that can say they’ve been in Take That and four out of five of the Spice Girls."

He also said on Sydney's 2DayFM breakfast show in 2014: "A message for Mel B. You're the only Spice Girl I ever wanted to sleep with. It's true.'

"I slept with the other ones by mistake. You slip, you trip and your d**k ends up in Geri Halliwell… yes I did."

Robbie later revealed to The Sun that he had emailed Emma to apologise, writing: "Sometimes I think I'm being funny."

Emma replied: "You are funny and we adore you but stop saying it now.

"We ­forgive you if you don’t ever say it again."

Robbie's wife Ayda even addressed the rumours about his flings with the Spice Girls on Loose Women in a cheeky dig at her husband.

She was asked the by the panel: "Ayda, did Robbie know the Spice Girls?" before they went through the girls one by one.

"Did he know Geri?," "Yes he did," Ayda confirmed before they asked if he "knew Baby", to which Ayda also said yes.

Ayda also added that he "knew" Mel C, leading to the final question to be "Did you make him write down all of the Spice Girls that he knew?"

The presenter cheekily replied: "There's not enough paper or pens."

Holly Willoughby

Mel B sparked a frenzy when she revealed on Celebrity Juice in 2019 that Emma had snogged her pal Holly Willoughby.

The Spice Girls star claimed Emma had kissed Holly during a boozy night out, as the pair are very close friends.

Later addressing Mel's claims, Emma told The Sun: "Oh deary me. I mean, was she there, Mel B? I'm not sure she was. The thing is I think it's funny. Girls are girls, I'm not denying it."

Jade Jones

Emma and Jade are now happily married after finally deciding to tie the knot ten years after getting engaged and 23 years after first dating.

The pair made it official in a very small ceremony, with Emma opting for a simple but stylish white dress and floral headband.

The pair, who share sons Tate and Beau together, looked totally loved-up as they shared their wedding pictures on social media, with their celeb friends quickly sharing their congratulations.

Emma has also previously admitted that they may end up having more kids, with her sons being very keen for another sibling.

She said on Lorraine: "I think we are at the stage where we are very much like, if it happens it would be amazing.

"But we're always broody, both of us!"

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