Unlikely romance hots up through healthy living?

Russell Brand and new crush Geri Halliwell have bonded through their shared love of yoga.

The pair were spotted holding hands on a day out with Geri’s daughter Bluebell at Hampton Court Palace at the weekend and fans of the Spice Girls are hoping for a passionate romance.

Russell and Geri seem an unlikely pair but they actually have a lot in common.

Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga,’ a friend tells The Sun.

‘They practice asana together. Russell is known for action between the sheets but he is actually very good at just sitting still in silence.

‘It is something that has acted as a bond for him and Geri as their relationship blossoms.’

Spice Girl Geri, 40, has released 2 yoga workout DVDs, whilst Russell, 37, has grown to love yoga and meditation since kicking his addictions to drugs and sex.

The pair are believed to have been on several dates since getting to know each other better at the Olympic Closing Ceremony earlier this month.

‘I knew her and some of the Spice Girls before the Olympics, but the girls were absolutely lovely,’ Russell declared, ‘I love Geri, she’s a lot of fun.’

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Anna Francis