Geri Halliwell’s new man

Who's spicing up Geri Halliwell's life?

Geri Halliwell has managed to bag herself a keepsake from the recent Spice Girls tour – backing dancer Ivan ‘Flipz’ Velez.

The so-far unlucky-in-love singer showed off her new man at a taping of American Idol Gives Back last night.

The couple were seen holding hands and beaming from ear-to-ear; Geri was glowing in a baby-blue Hervé Leger dress and white stiletto heels.

The pair first met while shooting the film clip for Geri’s 2001 cover It’s Raining Men, and then became close while working together on the Spice Girls concerts.

Flipz, as he is known, is also the man responsible for teaching Cruz Beckham his now-famous break-dancing moves.

A friend told the Sun: ‘Towards the end of the tour, it began to heat up and turn into something more.

‘She found she missed him after the tour ended in February, so she flew out to Los Angeles to be with him.

‘He’s great with her daughter Bluebell. She was with Geri on tour so he is already familiar to her. And he’s very popular in the Spice Girls camp.

‘It’s early days but they’re having a lot of fun.’

Geri’s previous partners include Little Britain star David Walliams, Robbie Williams and Sacha Gervasi, the father of two-year-old Bluebell.

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