After making a love connection at the rehearsals for the Olympics Closing Ceremony, Russell Brand and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell are reportedly dating.

The 37-year-old comedian is said to have ended his relationship with Isabella Brewster earlier this month to be with Ginger Spice, and they've since been on a handful of dates. They were spotted at Hampton Court Palace in London with Geri’s six-year-old daughter Bluebell Madonna over the weekend.

“Things are getting very serious between them— they’re a proper couple now," said a friend. "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. He is spending so much more time in London just to be with her.”

One thing that seems to be shared between them is their preference for clean and sober living. That was something that Brand is said to have had an issue with Perry over, because she partied a lot— especially with Rihanna. Geri split from her boyfriend Henry Beckwith last year, mostly because he partied too hard and she'd given up drinking.

Birds of a feather flock together, right?

[via The Sun]