The Spice Girls perform during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. Photo: Reuters

The Spice Girls are better friends now than they've “ever been”.

Mel C insists her bandmates Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton - who reunited earlier this year to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony - are closer than ever before thanks to them becoming “more chilled out” after having kids.

She said: “We're better friends now than we've ever been. We've all grown up, become mums and are more chilled out.

“We're really grateful for each other because if it weren't for all five of us then we wouldn't have the great lives we have now.”

The 38-year-old singer admits it has been a “great year” for the 'Wannabe' hitmakers after they got back together for their London 2012 performance, but the brunette star isn't sure whether the girl group will ever play together again.

When asked if she misses the girls, she told Britain's OK! magazine: “Yes, and this has been such a great year for us because of our performance at the Olympic closing ceremony. We were reminiscing so much over the old times.

“I think all of the girls are happy with the direction their careers have taken.

“I don't know whether we would perform together again.” - Bang Showbiz