British comedian Russell Brand and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell (also known as Ginger Spice) are reportedly seeing each other, according to British tabloids.
Earlier this month, Halliwell alluded to a new man in her life and said that she was a late bloomer in the dating stakes — which is an interesting contrast to woman-eater Brand, who has a reputation for a voracious sexual appetite and some womanizing attributes.
Brand has been more settled in recent years, being linked to Isabella Brewster after his split and divorce from squeaky-clean pop singer Katy Perry, and it’s unclear if he is who Halliwell was hinting at when she said in a recent interview:
“I’m not going into details … Right now there’s nothing serious. I was a late starter on the romantic front. I didn’t start dating until I was in my 30s … I quite like having somebody to cuddle. I like that intimacy, it would be wonderful.”
According to Us Magazine, Brand and Brewster called it quits ahead of the Olympics when he had a slew of work-related matters to which to attend. And, as we know, Halliwell appeared at the ceremonies along with her former girl-group in some of the event-related pageantry.
The mag quotes a source on Brand’s availability:
“Isabella and [Russell] broke it off,” a source tells Us Weekly. “He has been in London since the Olympics and is traveling for standup.”
An unnamed source, who is said to be a “close pal” told the UK Sun that Brand and Halliwell are really hitting it off, saying:
“Things are getting very serious between them — they’re a proper couple now. They had met several times in the past, but really got to know each other during the Olympics … People thought Russell was joking at the time, when he said he had a crush on Geri all over again, but it was true … They just clicked — they have so much in common.”
Other spies report seeing Brand and Halliwell out and about in London, holding hands, and chatting.