Hannah Spearritt, who rose to fame as a member of British pop group S Club 7, has revealed she is now homeless, 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 an apartment following an eviction notice from their landlord over Christmas.
The eviction forced Spearritt to call in favors from friends after she and Thomas were told to either make a “crazy” $10,400 upfront payment for short-term rent or move out.
“What screwed us up was we didn’t have time to find another location,” she told the outlet. “We had something over Christmas, but we ran out of time before we could move in.”
“It was only a few weeks. We filled the unopened café with our stuff – we were so lucky to have this storage space – but we had nowhere to go.”
Spearritt and her partner Adam Thomas have to sleep in an office with their two young children.Instagram/@hannahspearritt
Spearritt, whose band raked in $85 million in the late ’90s and early 2000s, insists she wasn’t paid a fair amount compared to the earnings the band was making.
“People think we all have to be millionaires, but unfortunately we’re not,” Spearritt said. “It was what it was and we enjoyed ourselves at the time.”
The singing partner added, “Simon Fuller, manager of S Club 7, has done well, hasn’t he?”
S Club 7 dominated the pop music charts from the late 1990s to early 2000s. Getty Images
Fuller, who also managed the Spice Girls, is worth an estimated $600 million.
Meanwhile, Spearritt, who was reportedly earning a salary of $190,000 a year during her time with the group, revealed that she and her family are now sleeping in a friend’s business building – and using the office space as a living room.
“The cots were there and we had our crayons out. It was stressful,” she added.
The couple had just two days to find an apartment around Christmas following an eviction notice from their landlord.Instagram/@hannahspearritt
To add insult to injury, Spearritt was also found in bed due to a recent illness, making her current living situation even more difficult.
The couple also had plans to open their own coffee shop, but were forced to put the brakes on their business ventures following the eviction.
S Club 7 dominated the pop music charts from the late 1990s to 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 US TV show in 1999.