S Club 7 star reveals she is homeless and sleeps in an office with her two children
Hannah Spearritt, who rose to fame with British pop group S Club 7, has revealed she is now homeless and forced to sleep in an office with her two young children.
The singer, 41, told The Sun that she, her partner Adam Thomas, 42, and their two daughters Tea, four, and Tora, two, had just two days to find accommodation after a notice of eviction from their landlord. Christmas.
The eviction forced Spearritt to ask favors from friends after she and Thomas were told either to have a “crazy” upfront payment of $10,400 for a short-term rental or to to relocate.
“What screwed us up was that we didn’t have time to find another place,” she told the outlet. “We had somewhere over Christmas, but we ran out of time before we could move in.”
“It was just a few weeks. We filled the unopened cafe with our stuff – we were so lucky to have this storage space – but we had nowhere to go.
Spearritt, whose band pocketed $85 million in the late 1990s and early 2000s, insists she wasn’t paid a fair amount compared to the revenue the band was raking in.
“People think we all have to be millionaires, but unfortunately that’s just not true,” Spearritt explained. “It was what it was and we had a blast at the time.”
The singing partner added, “S Club 7 manager Simon Fuller did great, didn’t he?”
Fuller, who also led the Spice Girls, is worth around $600 million.
Meanwhile, Spearritt, who reportedly earned a salary of $190,000 a year while in the band, revealed she and her family are now sleeping in a friend’s commercial building – and using the space of office as living room.
“The children’s beds were there and we had taken out the pencils. It was stressful,” she added.
Adding insult to injury, Spearritt has also been bedridden due to a recent illness, which makes their current living situation even more difficult.
The couple also intended to open their own cafe, but were forced to curb their business after being evicted.
S Club 7 topped the pop music charts from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. The group’s most popular hits include “Don’t Stop Movin'”, “Bring It All Back” and “Have You Ever”.
The group won “Best Breakthrough Band” at the annual BRIT Awards in 2000 and launched a television show in the United States in 1999.
New York Post