Katy Perry might be getting a lot of attention for her short fling with John Mayer, but ex-husband Russell Brand is getting on with his life, too. The comedian is reportedly dating former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, according to sources.
"Isabella and [Russell] broke it off," a source told US Weekly. "He has been in London since the Olympics and is traveling for standup."
Brand performed - as did the Spice Girls - at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics. They were photographed together backstage, sparking the rumors. Brand even joked about having a crush on the singer.
"Things are getting very serious between them - they're a proper couple now," a source told the UK Daily Star. "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."
We like this pairing. They seem to have the same offbeat personalities - and they make more sense than Perry and Brand ever did.
The funnyman hasn't been off the dating scene for more than two minutes since his divorce from the "California Gurls" singer earlier this year. Let's look back at some of his rumored gal pals.
Brand was spotted with Jordana Brewster's sister, Isabella, for a time earlier this summer. The pair looked chummy as they walked arm-in-arm around Los Angeles. Isabella, a former agent with Creative Artists Agency, also dated Bradley Cooper before he got with Renee Zellweger.
"It's been going on for a few weeks," a source told US Weekly in July. "He really likes her. She's cute. She is all over him and Russell loves it."
Apparently that "love" was short lived.
His relationship with Isabella was short-lived, just like his other relationships this year. He was rumored to be seeing British television host Emily Hartridge in June after she interviewed him at the London "Rock of Ages" premiere. He apparently licked cake off her elbow at the premiere, sparking their flirty relationship.
"Russell is definitely winning her over. Emily joked they had a love-hate relationship because he hurled food at her. Only Russell could get away with covering someone with cake and then licking it off," a source told The Sun in June.
His other conquests this year? Stylist Maeve Reilly and the ex-girlfriend of David Hasselhoff, Anouska De Georgiou.
With all that dating, you'd think he was totally over Perry. Well, he says he is. The comedian was doing a Q&A session with the studio audience of his show "BrandX" when he started bantering with a couple named Curtis and Katy.
"Then, all of a sudden Russell shouted 'Anyway, enough of you. I've had enough ass-ache from people called Katy in the last year,'" a show spy said.
We don't doubt it, Russell.
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