The Spice Girls Say That They're Exploring 'New Opportunities Together' & I'm Dying

When it comes to nostalgia in the music world, 2018 has already been quite good to us. The Jonas Brothers reactivated their Instagram account last month, fueling major rumors of the brothers potentially reuniting as a band. Now we may have another iconic group coming together to look forward to. Hello Giggles reports that, after posting group photos online recently, the Spice Girls have hinted that they're discussing how to work together again. Excuse me while I blast "Wannabe" in celebration. 

The '90s girl squad originally split in 2000, reuniting for a world tour in 2007 and later performing together at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Since then, Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Halliwell have worked on their own separate endeavors. We've had over five years of being limited to our throwback playlists for a Spice Girls fix, which is why the women's pictures of their hangout were so great. All five of the women shared the same group photo, and Beckham even posted a picture of them with their old manager Simon Fuller

 

Love my girls!!! So many kisses!!! X Exciting x #friendshipneverends #girlpower

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The reunion pics alone were enough to excite me, but the group exceeded expectations with what came next. Releasing an official statement through the Spice Girls social media accounts, the women wrote to fans, "We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls. The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together."

The statement also pointed out what may go unnoticed when we reminisce about the band. The Spice Girls were an OG example of a empowering group of young women that was inspired to help girls value themselves and their female friendships. "We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls," the message said, "while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations."

While the idea of the group performing new music thrills me, their upcoming work may not match fans' assumptions of what's in store. Entertainment Weekly reports that British newspaper The Sun called the women's afternoon together a "secret meeting" and that they discussed the possibility of "TV projects in China, a new telly talent show, endorsement deals and a compilation album celebrating their greatest hits." Basically, if the source is trustworthy, it sounds like this reunion is more of the creation of a Spice Girls empire, which still sounds awesome. 

No matter what may come into fruition, it's just amazing to know that the Spice Girls are still here to remind us that "friendship never ends."