It looks like British comedian Russell Brand has stolen the heart of a Spice Girl. According to reports, the "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star is dating Geri Halliwell, a former member of the iconic pop group that rose to fame in the 1990s. The 37-year-old funnyman and the 40-year-old singer were recently seen enjoying a date along with her young daughter. In addition, Russell was spotted backstage during the Spice Girls reunion that highlighted the closing of the London Olympics. Though neither party has confirmed anything, Geri dropped some hints about a new man in her life during a recent interview. "I'm not going into details," she said. "Right now there's nothing serious." If the two are dating, Geri would be the latest in a long line of famous women to grace the arm of the "Brand X" host. Here is a look at some of his other notable relationships.
The pop star is easily the most famous ex-lover in Russell's life. The two started a whirlwind romance in 2009 and were engaged by the end of that year. They were married during a Hindu ceremony in India in 2010, but the romance wouldn't last long after that. After a little more than a year of marriage, Russell filed for divorce this past December. A settlement was reached soon after that, and the marriage officially ended in July. Despite the failed relationship, Russell still has a lot of respect for his ex-wife. "I still love her as a human being, but sometimes when you're in a relationship, I suppose it doesn't work out," he recently told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview.
According to his own book, Russell traces his rise to fame back to his 2006 relationship with the supermodel. "I could never have anticipated the instant elevation that this liaison would afford me, it was like being awarded a celebrity Victoria Cross," he wrote in the book before detailing their brief tryst. Though the relationship ended soon after it began, the two have stayed in touch over the years. Reports said that Kate reached out to Russell after news of his divorce broke by sending him text messages. "She knows how heavily the divorce will be weighing on him and she wanted him to know that she cares," said a source.
Teresa PalmerThe stunning actress was romanced by Russell after they met on the set of the 2008 movie "Bedtime Stories." After a few months together, the couple called it quits later that same year. The split came shortly after Russell suggested that the two could walk down the aisle one day. "Yes, marriage is definitely a possibility," he said just two months before the relationship ended. "You may mock but I think I have found the one." As it turned out, nothing came of that talk and both moved on to new relationships soon after this one ended.
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