Melanie jayne chisholm (born ), known professionally as melanie c or mel c, is an english singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, entrepreneur, television personality and fitness model. She is one of the five members of the spice girls, in which she was nicknamed sporty spice. She rose to fame in 1996, releasing, in two years with the spice girls, two consecutive number one albums. Being labeled sporty spice was both a blessing and a curse for melanie chisholm. melanie chisholm from the spice girls addresses the lesbian rumors thats been questioned for years. during the spice girls, sporty spice was frequently called lesbian spice. Despite melanie c frequently denying being gay her sexuality was constantly questio. mel b, emma bunton, halliwell and melanie c will reunite for the june 2019 tour, supported by jess glynne, which will see the band perform in london, manchester, and edinburgh. X factor star mel bs former lesbian lover has told how she became like a wife. There is no doubt that i fell in love with melanie and she fell in love with me.