Geri Halliwell has finally spilled the beans on her surprise romance with British comedian Russell Brand. The former Spice Girls star - who performed with the girl group at the Olympics closing ceremony - confirmed she was dating the funny-man, saying, "Yes. It's been a whirlwind".
Speaking to the UK's Metro newspaper, the 40-year-old added, "All I want is to be in a loving relationship". She may well get that with Russell, who - after years of being dubbed a lothario - settled down with Katy Perry and often spoke of his desire to settle down. Of her new relationship, Geri mused, "Is he my ideal man? I'm choosy. I want someone who's trustworthy, sweet and kind". History would suggest the comedian is probably not Halliwell's idea of an "ideal man", considering her past relationships have included journalist Sacha Gervasi and billionaire Russian socialite Evgeny Lebedev. However, it looks as though Brand, 37, charmed mother-of-one Geri during rehearsals for the Olympics closing ceremony. The comic performed 'Pure Imagination' and The Beatles' track 'I Am The Walrus', while Geri played a medley of The Spice Girls' biggest hits.
Thus far, Geri and Russell have enjoyed a string of low-key dates including a tour of Hampton Court Palace with the former's six-year-old daughter Bluebell Madonna. Recent speculation suggested Brand dumped American socialite Isabella Brewster to be with Halliwell.