Emma Bunton walks arm in arm with longtime partner Jade Jones in sunny London

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Emma Bunton, 45, walks arm in arm with long-term partner Jade Jones as they leave Global studios in sunny London… after admitting she’s afraid it’s too late for them to have a third child

Emma Bunton and her long-term significant other Jade Jones looked as in love as ever as they left London’s Global studios on Tuesday.

The couple’s appearance follows Emma’s admission that she’s entered the pre-menopausal transition phase — and faces a race against time to have another child.

The Spice Girl, 45, was putting on her usual cheery shop window as she grabbed Jade’s arm and left the building, heading for the warm sunshine of Leicester Square.

Sunny Spice: Emma Bunton and her other half Jade Jones looked as loved as ever as they left London’s Global studios on Tuesday

Emma – who shares Beau, 13, and Tate, ten, with Jade – wore a bubblegum pink trouser suit, with flared details, over a crisp white shirt.

She added a light pink purse to the look and wore green wedges.

Emma wore her golden locks that fell around her face and added hues to the outfit.

Jade – who used to sing with pop group Damage – wore his usual trilby hat, curvy shades and a navy and blue patterned summer shirt.

Baby number three?  The couple's appearance follows Emma's admission that she's entered the pre-menopausal transition phase — and faces a race against time to have another child

Baby number three? The couple’s appearance follows Emma’s admission that she’s entered the pre-menopausal transition phase — and faces a race against time to have another child

Pretty in Pink: The Spice Girl, 45, was putting on her usual cheery shop window when she grabbed Jade's arm and left the building, heading for the warm sunshine of Leicester Square

Pretty in pink: The Spice Girl, 45, was putting on her usual cheery shop window when she grabbed Jade’s arm and left the building, heading for the warm sunshine of Leicester Square

He completed his look with casual lounge pants and Converse shoes.

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause, or menopause transition, begins several years before menopause. It is the time when the ovaries gradually begin to make less estrogen. It usually starts in women’s 40s, but can start in their 30s or even earlier.

Perimenopause lasts until menopause, the point at which the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last 1 to 2 years of perimenopause, this decline in estrogen accelerates. At this stage, many women have menopausal symptoms.

The average duration of perimenopause is 4 years, but for some women this phase can last only a few months or last for 10 years. Perimenopause ends when women have not had their periods for 12 months.

SOURCE: WebMD

Emma told Mail on Sunday’s You magazine last weekend that she was postponing her attempt to conceive because of the pandemic, but “screamed her eyes out” when she discovered it may now be too late to become a third mother .

About the symptoms of perimenopause—the body’s natural transition to menopause—she says, “I started to feel unbalanced and anxious.

“At first I attributed it to the pandemic. But then the anxiety became more regular, until it became daily.

‘I was also listless. Something wasn’t right. I looked up the symptoms and saw that I had quite a few.

“So I spoke to someone on Zoom who came to the same conclusion. I was perimenopause.

‘I thought, ‘Is this the end? It’s been a really weird time. I’m a very mother-like person – seeing my friends’ babies always makes me broody. But now I thought, ‘OK, this is it.’ ‘

She is now on low-dose hormone replacement therapy and is undecided about having a third baby.

She describes a Spice Girls tour of the US and Canada in 2007, just weeks after Beau was born, and recalls, “Physically, my body wasn’t ready to do two-hour shows every night.

‘Your hips don’t move as they should, I fell backstage a few times. I cried over everything, my skin broke out in a rash.

Traumatic: Emma told the Mail on Sunday's You magazine over the weekend that she was postponing trying to conceive because of the pandemic, but

Traumatic: Emma told the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine over the weekend that she was postponing trying to conceive because of the pandemic, but “shivered from her eyes” when she discovered it may now be too late to be a third mother turn into

‘I said to our physio, ‘What’s going on?’ and he laughed, ‘What do you mean? You just had a baby!’ ‘

Today, she juggles work commitments around her school career, but thanks Jade for her continued success.

‘He calms everything down. He sacrificed a lot,” she says.

On tour: She described a Spice Girls tour of the US and Canada in 2007, just weeks after Beau was born, she recalled: 'Physically my body wasn't ready to do two-hour shows every night' [pictured with bandmates Mel B, Geri Horner, Mel C and Victoria Beckham in the 1990s]

On tour: She described a Spice Girls tour of the US and Canada in 2007, just weeks after Beau was born, she recalled: ‘Physically my body wasn’t ready to do two-hour shows every night’ [pictured with bandmates Mel B, Geri Horner, Mel C and Victoria Beckham in the 1990s]

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