Geri Halliwell has apparently come out of obscurity this week amid accusations that Jerry O’Connell cheated with her while he was dating Fashion Police star Giuliana Rancic.
Geri Halliwell, better known as Ginger Spice, was mentioned in Rancic’s new memoir as “the other woman” during her relationship with the Sliders star.
In her new book, called Going Off Script, Rancic shoots some low jabs at her ex, but also deals a low blow to Geri Halliwell.
Of O’Connell’s fling with Geri Halliwell, she said, “I was being two-timed for one of the lesser Spices?”
She continues to tell of his reaction when she asked him about his fling with Geri Halliwell, saying it went something like “‘Yeah, I know. I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened.’ He had as much emotion as the customer-service representative who tells you your bags missed the flight.”
Ouch. That one had to hurt a little.
Despite his “spicey” encounter with Geri Halliwell, Jerry O’Connell and Rancic reconciled and even discussed marriage.
That is, until Maxim’s 100 Hottest Women party in 2004 when Jerry O’Connell first met his current wife, Rebecca Romijn.
Rancic recounts how Jerry wandered off during the party, saying, “Little did I know he was in the VIP area, talking up Rebecca. As a prelude to feeling up Rebecca.”
Who knew Jerry O’Connell was such a playboy?
Well, he responded, sort of, during his appearance on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live!, saying, “For those of you who don’t know, Giuliana Rancic is a personality on another network, on E!, and wrote a book. And we dated, then we didn’t date, and, uh, I was in the book.”
Like I said. Sort of. He added, “I didn’t think that much of it. She’s a very nice girl.”
Andy Cohen asked if he felt Rancic had “sold him down the river,” but O’Connell remained a gentleman. A vague gentleman.
He said, “I don’t want to say anything negative. She’s a very nice girl. We had a very fun time. It was decades ago. I don’t believe cell phones were used then. It was like horse and buggy… It was a while ago.”
So, what do you think? Do you think things went down like Giuliana Rancic says they did?
Did Jerry O’Connell cheat with Geri Halliwell?