SPORTY SPICE Mel C is back on the market — searching for love with celebrity dating app Raya.
In February, she was spotted enjoying a series of low-key dates with London gallery owner Cassius Colman.
But since then, Mel has been noticeably solo while venturing intensely into the festival performance scene and focusing on her music.
Her Raya profile features a series of hot snaps and lists her interests including travel, food and cycling.
The soundtrack is Stevie Wonder’s 1977 catchy hit “Sir Duke”.
A pal told us: “Mel is doing really well.
“She loves performing and meeting fans.
“Meeting someone would just be a bonus.”
Speaking recently about love, Mel said: “I think being a successful woman complicates things.
“But who knows the reasons why some people find a soulmate and stay together forever and others don’t.
“I never, ever wanted to get married.
“Maybe marriage works for some people, but believing that it works for the majority might be an old-fashioned notion.
“I have decided that life is made up of a series of chapters. I think that’s a good way not to regret it.”
Mel split from her boyfriend of seven years, Joe Marshall, who had also become her manager, last summer.
Due to her hectic work habits, she ended the relationship.
Hopefully her latest app move gives her some hope for Raya.
INDIYAH HOLDS ALL SHOELACES
Former Love Islander Indiyah Polack has a bright future ahead of her as she wears a lace two-piece suit.
The budding presenter, who has shared the sofa with Maya Jama on ITV2 spin-off Aftersun all summer, has launched her own Pretty Little Thing collection.
In an exclusive chat, she said, “Maya always tells me to try, take chances with both hands, be confident, don’t take life too seriously and just enjoy it.”
“We feel like good friends and not like colleagues. She is the same age as my big sister.”
When asked which piece of clothing Indiyah would like Maya to wear from her range, she said, “Maya would look super sexy in my little black dress – she has such a beautiful body.”
“She gives me Rihanna vibes. She is effortless.”
Brit breaks silence on split marriage
BRITNEY SPEARS has finally opened up about her split from husband Sam Asghari of 14 months.
Taking to Instagram on Friday night, she posted a message below a video of her dancing provocatively in what appears to be her living room.
She wrote: “I honestly couldn’t take the pain anymore.
“In a kind of telepathic way I’ve received so many messages from friends that have melted my heart and I thank you.”
“I’ve been gaming at full blast for far too long and my Instagram may seem perfect but it’s far from reality and I think we all know that!”
Mom-of-two and fitness instructor Sam got engaged in September 2021 and tied the knot in a small ceremony in June 2022.
Friends claim Sam ended their marriage when Brit’s behavior became increasingly “erratic”.
He confirmed their split on his social media on Thursday.
The Brit became a star in 1998, aged just 16, with her chart-topping Mary. . . darling, one more time
But she struggled with mental health issues and won a tough court battle to get her released from a 13-year conservatory stint in 2021.
The singer – who has been married twice before – has hired divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who has served on clients including Kim Kardashian and Kevin Costner.
I hope she gets the help she needs. .
ALT RnB singer Joji wowed the 20,000-strong crowd in London on Thursday.
Former YouTube star – real name George Miller – delivered an engrossing set that combined lo-fi rnb, electronics and trip-hop.
The catchy song “Sanctuary” set the tone for an evening that showcased his impressive songwriting skills and powerful vocals.
Despite the comedy, the lyrics of his somber love songs stood out, especially his unforgettable performance of the hit “Slow Dancing In The Dark”.
GIGS’ HALF DOLLARS
DOLLAR’s Thereza Bazar returns 45 years after the pop duo’s debut – as a solo artist.
Thereza, who broke into the top 20 with fellow singer David Van Day in 1978 with the single Shooting Star, spoke to me ahead of her UK tour.
She said: “Getting older is so liberating.
“My colleagues have really inspired me – Kim Wilde, Toyah Willcox, Buck Fizz. They’re all still touring.”
“I’ve been compared to Madonna a lot and she’s still touring, it’s extraordinary.
“I’m trying all my old hits, but there’s also a new record.
“I’m so thankful to celebrate our old records and meet fans.”
Thereza Bazar’s Dollar: Oh L’Tour kicks off September 20 with dates across the UK.
BILLIE with a big leap in style
BILLIE EILISH says she’s getting used to making music “in a different way” after becoming a teen star.
The US singer said there’s been a “big leap” in her songwriting process in the three years since she was 18 – and that she needs to convince herself she hasn’t “lost it”.
Billie, who is working on her third album, told Dua Lipa’s BBC Sounds podcast: “Everything is different.
“My voice has completely changed. The voice changing thing is a journey. It’s all kind of shocking.
“It’s hard to accept change.
“It’s hard to get over, ‘But I’ve been doing it this way for so long and it worked so well!’ Well, that’s all you can do.”