Things ‘getting serious' between the pair

After recently admitting to having a crush on her, Russell Brand is now rumoured to be dating Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

The pair apparently hit it off after they both performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony and have since been on several dates.

‘Things are getting very serious between them – they’re a proper couple now,’ reveals a source.

‘They had met several times in the past, but really got to know each other during the Olympics.

‘People though Russell was joking at the time, when he said he had a crush on Geri all over again, but it was true.

‘They just clicked – they have so much in common. He is spending so much time in London just to be with her.’

Russell, 37, and Geri, 40, were spotted taking a tour of Hampton Court Palace with Geri’s daughter Bluebell Madonna, 6, at the weekend.

Onlookers said that Russell, who recently got divorced from Katy Perry, looked pretty loved-up with Ginger Spice.

‘I thought it was the most random thing ever to see Russell Brand of all people like that,’ fellow visitor Greg Oram, 37, tells The Sun.

‘Until my wife pointed out he was with a Spice Girl. They seemed like they were having a really great time, holding hands and chatting – it was 100 per cent obvious they were a couple.

Geri was holding his hand the same way I hold my wife’s. It was so cute.’

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Anna Francis