Geri Horner shares a kiss with husband Christian at Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix


Geri Horner shares a kiss with husband Christian at Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix – as she is seen for the first time since the sudden death of her brother Max Halliwell


Geri Horner was seen with her husband Christian at the Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on Sunday – marking her first public appearance since the sudden death of her brother Max Halliwell last month.

The Spice Girl, 49, planted a kiss on her partner, 47 – who is team principal of the Red Bull team.

The couple were also seen chatting before the racing got underway. 

It comes after Geri was left ‘utterly broken’ after the sudden death of her older brother who has died aged 54 after collapsing at home last month.  

Sighting: Geri Horner was seen with her husband Christian at the Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on Sunday - marking her first public appearance since the sudden death of her brother Max Halliwell last month

Sighting: Geri Horner was seen with her husband Christian at the Formula One Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on Sunday – marking her first public appearance since the sudden death of her brother Max Halliwell last month

Max Halliwell was being treated in intensive care at Watford General Hospital after falling ill at home in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, before he passed away.  

Geri and Max are known to be incredibly close, with her older brother helping her escape Britain in the chaos when she suddenly quit the Spice Girls at their peak in 1998.

He celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary with wife Sue in August and the couple have two children, Lucia and Mark. 

Colleagues who worked with him at Mitsubishi told MailOnline he was a ‘great bloke’ who was ‘passionate about the environment’ and became Vice Chairman at the Heat Pump Association earlier this year. He was also mad about cars and motorcycles, one said.

Stylish pair: She donned an elegant high necked cream dress with draped sleeves while Christian wore a Red Bull shirt and dark jeans

Stylish pair: She donned an elegant high necked cream dress with draped sleeves while Christian wore a Red Bull shirt and dark jeans

Grieving: Spice Girl Geri  (pictured last month) has been left 'utterly broken' by the death of her brother, Max

Grieving: Spice Girl Geri  (pictured last month) has been left ‘utterly broken’ by the death of her brother, Max

An inquest will be held and it is not yet known why he fell ill, who called the police and what his cause of death was. 

Max, an executive for a green technology company, was a pillar of strength and a shoulder to cry on for his famous sister. He appeared alongside her in 1999 documentary following her life after the Spice Girls.  

‘She barely knows what to say or think just now – she loved him dearly’, a friend said.

Max’s death at a young age will be doubly devastating for Geri, who struggled to cope after the sudden death of their father Laurence, from a heart attack in 1993. It was Max who found him dead.

The insider told The Sun: ‘This is the most awful, devastating, heartbreaking news and Geri is utterly broken by it.

‘It has been a terribly traumatic time since the moment she heard Max had been taken to hospital, and the worst outcome which everybody close to the family hoped might not be’.

Siblings: Geri and Max are known to be incredibly close, with her older brother helping her escape Britain in the chaos when she suddenly quit the Spice Girls at their peak in 1998. They are pictured together here in 1999 during a documentary

Siblings: Geri and Max are known to be incredibly close, with her older brother helping her escape Britain in the chaos when she suddenly quit the Spice Girls at their peak in 1998. They are pictured together here in 1999 during a documentary

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