Russell Brand and Jemima Khan in New York City on Sunday. (Splash News)
Russell Brand is in love again.
The British comedian, whose brief marriage to Katy Perry infamously ended with a text message, has been getting cozy with political journalist Jemima Khan.
Over the weekend, the two were seen strolling around Manhattan's Soho neighborhood together. The 38-year-old, who voiced a character in the summer hit "Despicable Me 2" and is in the middle of his Messiah Complex comedy tour, had his arm around Khan, 39, and both were smiling.
Last week, they were spotted on a dinner date at a Vietnamese restaurant in London.
"I'm not typically immune to the allure of objectified women," he wrote, "but I am presently beleaguered by a nerdish, whirling dervish, and am eschewing all others. Perhaps the clarity of this elation has awakened me. A friend of mine said: 'Being in love is like discovering a concealed ballroom in a house you've long inhabited.'"
Khan with ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant in 2007. (WireImage)
Khan retweeted Brand's story, noting he was "at his best."
According to reports, Brand met socialite Khan — who has two sons with her ex-husband, former Pakistani cricket player Imran Khan, and dated Hugh Grant from 2004 to 2007 — when she served as guest editor of the New Statesman magazine in 2011 and tapped him to write an article about religion and Transcendental Meditation.
While Brand has been linked to many women since his December 2011 divorce filing, including Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and the newly engaged Isabella Brewster, this is the first time he's declared himself "in love." Meanwhile, Perry has long ago moved on with John Mayer, with whom she endured a rocky start but seems to have found more solid footing. The couple recently released a duet called "Who You Love."
It goes to prove, there isn't one Mr. or Mrs. Right.
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