After recently meeting up with the Spice Girls as they prepared for the Olympics Closing Ceremony, Russell Brand gushed about Geri Halliwell aka Ginger Spice.
“I’ve got a crush on Geri Halliwell — everything in the world is how it should be,” he said.
Now it seems that this crush has manifested into a full-blown love affair, according to British newspaper The Sun, which has exclusive photos of the pair during a recent outing.
The newspaper reports that the couple have enjoyed a string of dates, including a tour of Hampton Court Palace with Geri’s six-year-old daughter Bluebell Madonna over the weekend, where they were seen holding hands and acting lovey dovey.
One close pal of Russell revealed to the publication: “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.
“He is spending so much more time in London just to be with her.”
It appears Brand is so smitten, he dumped his girlfriend Isabella Brewster to pursue a relationship with the 40-year-old Halliwell.
Brand, as we know, divorced Katy Perry this year, and Halliwell has had somewhat of a checkered love life.