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InStyle Magazine
August 06, 2018 11:00 am

Before Blake Lively was the golden-haired A-list goddess we know and love, she was just your average 10-year-old Spice Girls super fan. And there’s photo proof.

The internet lost its collective mind on August 4th when Spice Girls concert-goer Bria Madrid (just your average Spice Girls stan who definitely deserves recognition here) unearthed a photo of her five-year-old self posing with a big kid dressed as Baby Spice (aka Emma Bunton). Who is this “big kid,” you ask? Why, none other than 10-year-old Blake Lively.

It didn’t take long for Lively to take control of the narrative, posting the photo on both her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

And while Madrid was reeling from Lively’s shout-outs, Blake was about to experience a fangirl moment of her own. Bunton chimed in on the photo herself, writing, “So cute, you’re rocking those pigtails,” and it nearly killed Lively—JK, but she did use a lot of skull emojis in her response:

Cute, Blake, but are you really surprised that a former Spice Girl knows your name? C’mon, everyone knows your name.

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