A close friend told me: ‘Branding their dates as “serious” is a little premature for now.
They have become good friends since meeting at the Olympics and things are in their very early days.’ ‘At the moment they’re more friends and Russ has a little more charming to do.
They’ve been out a couple of times.’ Our gossip radar first went off after Metro caught up with the 37-year-old lothario after the closing ceremony.
Back then, a giddy Russ told us: ‘I’ve got a crush on Geri Halliwell.
According to The Sun, things have been ‘getting very serious between them’.
‘They had met several times in the past, but really got to know each other during the Olympics,’ the paper added.
Brand was spotted leaving Halliwell's posh London pad on Wednesday, clutching a bag full of DVDs.
Everything in the world is how it should be.’ ‘I’ve got Spice-mania again now. It’s like 1996 all over again.’ Brand was also snapped in a picture posted on Twitter posing with the Spice Girls, standing next to Geri.
Russell has been spending more time in London recently and Geri could be one of the reasons why.
Despite the couple initially bonding over their 'spiritual connection' and mutual love of yoga, the 40-year-old singer is said to have put the breaks on the relationship amid claims Russell is 'too intense' for her.
After being spotted together on a series of dates over the past few weeks, Geri has reportedly been flummoxed by the 37-year-old comedian's 'exhausting intelligence' and plans to call time on the fling before he returns to Los Angeles later this month.