Mel C used to lie about her age to get into bars.
The singer rose to fame alongside Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell in ’90s pop group the Spice Girls.
She’ll turn 40 in January and is a mom to four-year-old Scarlet, but Mel can remember what it was like to be a rebellious teenager.
“Yes, before I was old enough to buy booze,” she answered British magazine Star when asked if she’d ever lied about her age.
“I never had a fake ID – we should never condone that – but we all have a little fib to get into a pub, don’t we? I’m 40 next year and life seems to be getting better as I get older, so I’m proud of my age.”
Mel has struggled with an eating disorder and depression in the past.
Looking back, she wishes she’d just relaxed more when she was younger.
“I would just say chill out and enjoy it, don’t get hung up about anything,” she mused when asked what advice she would give her 16-year-old self.
“I think there’s pressure growing up whatever you’re doing. The great thing about getting older is that you become more relaxed with yourself.”
While she might be happy now, the star did acknowledge there’s one thing that scares her about ageing.
Mel has a fear of family and friends getting ill as they get older and also worries about Scarlet’s welfare.
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