Victoria Beckham Reveals The Moment She Realised It Was Time To Leave The Spice Girls

It was an iconic singer who encouraged Posh to step away

While many of us still hope a Spice Girls reunion is on its way, Victoria Beckham is reflecting on the moment she knew it was time to “close the chapter” on her Posh Spice persona. 

Writing a letter to her future self for British Voguethe 46-year-old fashion designer opened up about the moment she knew it was time to “uncover your own dreams” while attending an Elton John concert. 

Remember years ago, watching your dear friend Elton John on stage in Las Vegas. He performed ‘Tiny Dancer,’ as if it were the first time, and you realised this was like oxygen for him,” Beckham wrote, referring to John’s Las Vegas residency. “It was a life-changing moment—while singing and dancing was fun for you, it wasn’t your passion.” 

“That day, you started your quest to uncover your own dreams. It was time to step away from being a Spice Girl,” she added. “For the first time, you were venturing out on your own, and it was terrifying. It was scary to close a chapter that defined you.”

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Beckham added that she is continually “reinventing” herself and “ignoring the naysayers.”

“You always look beyond the conventional wisdom to pave your own path,” she wrote. “First, you found this passion in fashion, and most recently, beauty. What comes next? I’m dying to know.”

The recent letter is a follow-up to a letter she wrote to her 18-year-old self back in 2017, where she also reflected on her time with the group. 

“Together you will make it OK to look different. And, as the Spice Girls, you will sell 75 million records,” she wrote to her younger self in 2017. “You cannot possibly imagine your future life right now. You will travel on private planes, visit incredible countries, stay in fantastic hotels.”

“You are lucky to be there,” she added. “If you don’t join the Spice Girls, you might always be that insecure person in that little shell, and you will never become who you truly are.”

Beckham remained with the Spice Girls until the end of their 2012 reunion. She didn’t join former bandmates Geri HalliwellMelanie ChisholmMelanie Brown and Emma Bunton when they decided to get back together in 2018. 

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