Eight top bands where players went from pals to passionate romps

Eight top bands where players went from pals to passionate romps

Mel B has revealed she is the “famous woman” Spice Girls pal Geri had a romp with in the 90s.

Scary, 43, told Piers Morgan’s Life Stories it only happened once. But some bandmates made sweet music together for years…

Blondie

Debbie founded Blondie with Chris in 1974 and they wrote hits like Heart of Glass and Rapture together.

They also began dating and were hailed as “the most glamorous couple in the world” in the 80s. Blondie split in 1982 but their romance lasted until 1989.

He wed actress Barbara Sicuranza in 1999 and Harry came out as bisexual in 2014. They are still close and touring.

Harry says: “Our relationship has always been creative.”

Fugees

Wyclef, Lauryn and Pras Michel formed the Fugees in 1992 but split five years later.

It was only in 2012 that Jean revealed it was due to his turbulent secret relationship with Lauryn.

He claimed their affair went on after he wed designer Marie Claudinette and that Hill led him to believe he was the father of her son, Zion – actually fathered by Bob Marley’s son, Rohan.

Jean said: “Something died between us. I couldn’t forgive that.” But Rohan says Jean’s claim of Lauryn lying is “bulls***”.

Culture Club

Culture Club were one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. But behind the scenes, a secret four-year affair between singer Boy George and drummer Jon was imploding.

The pair often came to blows and Moss claims the singer tried to kill him by dropping a flower pot on his head from two storeys up.

Their 1986 break-up plunged George into heroin addiction. Jon wed and had kids and, 28 years later, they reunited for a new album and tour. George said: “We’ve transcended our relationship, I think… through time.”

Fleetwood Mac

Nicks and Buckingham had been pals since school and were lovers when they joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975.

But she had an affair with Fleetwood and their subsequent split sparked their biggest album, Rumours.

Christine McVie and bassist John McVie had been married two years when she joined the band in 1970. She had an affair with sound engineer Martin Birch and tried to patch things up with John but they split in 1975.

The White Stripes

The American rock duo formed in 1997 and for a few years, singer/guitarist Jack and drummer Meg pretended that they were brother and sister.

In reality, they were married and Jack – then Gillis – had taken his wife’s surname

They divorced in 2000 but kept the band together, insisting: “It will always be just
us two.” In 2011, The White Stripes announced they would no longer be recording new music “to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band”.

S-Club 7

Former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller created S Club 7 in 1998 and original members Hannah and Paul began dating in 2001, although by 2006 they had split up as a couple.

Hannah, by then an actress, dated her Primeval co-star Andrew-Lee Potts until 2013. She and Paul got back together in 2015 but it did not last.

Now Hannah, who has starred in EastEnders, is engaged to personal trainer Adam Thomas and they have a baby girl.

The Mamas and the Papas

Michelle and John were a couple long before they were bandmates. She moved to San Francisco as a teen and met John, who divorced his wife and wed her at 18.

They moved to New York and formed The Mamas & the Papas in 1965 with Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty, also a couple.

But Michelle allegedly had affairs with Denny and Byrds guitarist Gene Clark, which made John fire her. They divorced in 1969.

ABBA

The band shot to fame after the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and many thought the double-dating was a publicity stunt.

But Lyngstad and Andersson and Ulvaeus and Faltskog were both couples before they formed the band, having begun dating in 1969.They called themselves “Fästfolket” – meaning “the fiances” in Swedish – but then used their initials to form the brand.

But by the time Andersson and Lyngstad tied the knot in 1978, Ulvaeus and Faltskog were divorcing.

Ulvaeus wrote The Winner Takes It All about their split.

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