Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell, a.k.a. Ginger Spice - new couple alert?

russell-brand-geri-halliwell-getty.jpgWord on the street is Russell Brand, who previously moved on from ex-wife Katy Perry with actress Jordana Brewster's younger sister Isabella, has found a new girl he's smitten with -- Ginger Spice, or Geri Halliwell.

The Sun reports that these two met at the Summer Olympics closing ceremony rehearsals -- where Geri reunited with the other Spice Girls and Russell Brand went all acid-trippy-Willy-Wonka-meets-Godspell -- and have been on several dates since.

A pal of Russell's says, "Things are getting very serious between them -- they're a proper couple now. They had met several times in the past, but really got to know each other during the Olympics. People thought 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."

Another friend of Brand's says, "He ended his relationship with Isabella Brewster, and is now dating Geri properly. They've exactly the same sense of humour and are serious about clean living."

We're trying to think what the U.S. equivalent of this couple would be ... Steven Tyler and Britney Spears? Tommy Lee and Lisa Loeb? Bret Michaels and Sophie B. Hawkins?
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