Us ladies who grew up in a bedroom adorned with Spice Girl posters waited with bated breath for news that a real-life reunion was soon to take place, but we were left super disappointed when not one but two of the members decided it just wasn't for them.
And while we can see the logic behind Victoria's decision – enormous fashion label to handle etc – many fans were stunned that Sporty Spice didn't want in on the action.
Clearing up any confusion that may have arisen from her decision, Mel C explained in a column for Love magazine that it just didn't feel right.
"Truth be told, earlier this year, after several face-to-face meetings with the girls, I made the difficult decision not to be part of a proposed reunion with Emma, Geri and Melanie," she explained.
"Victoria had already bowed out, understandably with the demands of her fashion label and her rather large family," Mel continued.
While she says she knew she would be letting the band's die-hard fans down, she had to go with her natural instinct, continuing: "Unfortunately something didn't feel quite right and I had to follow my gut."
Referring to the band's reunion at the London Olympics in 2012, Mel admitted that she felt that that occasion would have been an appropriate farewell.
"For me the absolute pinnacle of my Spice existence was being watched by a billion people around the globe belting out Spice Up Your Life on top of a black cab at the 2012 London Olympic," she admitted.
Mel acknowledged that she's letting a 'lucrative opportunity' slip through her fingers by declining the invite to reunite with the others, but insisted that their time in the spotlight may be over.
"Didn't we reach a peak with the Olympics? There's a lot to be said for bowing out on a high note." she argued.
Ah well, fair enough.