LONDON: Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton spent her Christmas Day (25Dec09) in mourning after her partner's father died.
The star and her longtime love Jade Jones were enjoying the festivities at their home in Hertfordshire, England when they learned the former Damage singer's dad had suffered a heart attack on holiday in Jamaica and passed away.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, “The family are devastated and still in mourning. Both Jade and Emma are shell-shocked.
"Jade’s father was on holiday with his family when he suffered a heart attack on Christmas morning. The family have asked for their privacy to be respected during this sensitive time."