"I was worried I would get fat. I would binge and then felt fatter and would make myself sick. It was awful," the Mirror quoted Geri as saying on the interview with Piers Morgan. “I became really close to Robbie after leaving the Spice Girls and it was a very poignant friendship. I was lonely and felt he was the only person on the planet who could understand me because of his experiences with Take That. We understood each other. But I didn"t really go out with him, no," she added.
Geri claimed that Robbie actually played a far more important role in her life than boyfriend. "Robbie knew about my bulimia and he advised me to get help," she said.
"He told me to go into rehab and that possibly saved my life. The bulimia would have got worse without it. I will always be grateful to him, always. I am happy and healthy now," she added.