Russell Brand Dating Spice Girls' Geri Halliwell?

Celebrity News Aug. 28, 2012 AT 8:45AM
Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com; Chris Jackson/Getty

Russell Brand may be spicing up his post-divorce love life -- with an actual Spice Girl!

British paper The Sun reports that the 37-year-old British comic, whose divorce from Katy Perry was finalized last month, is now dating Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell.

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Indeed, Brand and Halliwell, 40, were recently photographed on a date to Hampton Court Palace in London with Bluebell, Halliwell's 6-year-old daughter from a previous relationship -- and the Brand X star posed for a TwiPic with Halliwell and her Spice Girls bandmates backstage at the Closing Ceremonies for the London Olympics Aug. 12.

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"Look at Me" singer Halliwell recently alluded to a new relationship in an interview with British mag Hello! "I'm not going into details," she said, giggling. "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."

Russell Brand and the Spice Girls
Russell Brand and the Spice Girls
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Earlier this summer, Brand dated Isabella Brewster, the younger sister of Dallas star Jordana Brewster; "Isabella and [Russell] broke it off," a source tells Us Weekly. "He has been in London since the Olympics and is traveling for standup."

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Halliwell and her fellow bandmates Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown wowed the crowd with their reunion performance for the Olympics closer -- looking hotter than ever.

Halliwell "wants to live a healthier lifestyle and be a good role model for her daughter," a source close to the singer says.

Brand's ex-wife Perry, 27, meanwhile, is nursing her wounds after a split with John Mayer following a month of casual dating. "She is making it seem like it wasn't serious with John, but she is hurt," a Perry source revealed.

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