Emma Bunton ‘sets date to marry’ boyfriend of 20 years Jade Jones

EMMA Bunton has “set a date to marry” her boyfriend of 20 years Jade Jones, it has been reported.

The Spice Girl first started dating Damage singer Jade in 1998, with the pair being engaged since 2011 and sharing two children together.

The Mirror report that Emma, 43, was seen at Enfield Register Office in North London giving notice of her intent to marry.

The pair now have a year to tie the knot, with the publication adding that Emma and Jade will get married at celebrity favourite wedding venue London’s Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Emma and Jade, 40, initially split up after a year – with Emma even dating footballer Rio Ferdinand between 1999 and 2000.

However, the two reignited their romance in November 2000 before splitting for a second time two years later.

They reconciled again in 2004 and three years later Emma announced that she was pregnant with her first child, Beau, now 11.

In May 2011, Jade and Emma welcomed second son Tate, now seven – just over three months after announcing their engagement.

Emma previously insisted that she didn’t ever plan on marrying her long-term partner, saying at the time that they “don’t need a wedding to justify our relationship”, however, in 2017 the star appeared to change her tune.

Speaking at the time, the blonde beauty revealed that they already refer to each other as husband and wife.

Discussing marriage, she said: “It would be nice, wouldn’t it? I should get round to it. He already calls me his wife and I call him my husband.

“We’re both Aquarians and a little disorganised, so we never get round to organise anything!

I’m sure we’ll be one of those couples that elope somewhere.”

Last week Emma also admitted that she hoped to have another child in the future.

She shared: “Never say never. I’ve always been very maternal and I love being around children.

“I think if I’m lucky enough that would be something wonderful.”