Geri Halliwell is said to be putting the brakes on her new relationship with Russell Brand because he is too intense and intelligent for her.
Friends say the unexpected romance is likely to fizzle out within weeks, due to Russell's overpowering spirituality and tendency to make Geri feel uneasy with his wild intellectual ramblings.
According to the Mirror, Brand, 37, constantly puts the former Spice Girl, 40, under pressure with his overwhelming spirituality. Geri is said to be unable to keep up with his “exhausting intelligence”. We're not surprised!
She was said to be “stunned” this week when he rocked up at her home in Highgate, North London, with a DVD of Alan Bennett’s 'Talking Heads' to watch with her.
“Things are already cooling off,” said the source. “Russell’s way into very intense spiritual readings that are just too much, even for Geri. He is way too intense, full stop. He turned up with Talking Heads... it went straight over Geri’s head.
“I don’t think she really fancies him, she’s just enjoying the attention. It will be yoga, sex and fizz, but it won’t last the distance. He’s off back to LA soon and she’s not planning on going with him.”
One pal says her fling with Brand, divorced from singer Katy Perry earlier this year, has lifted her spirits after weeks feeling depressed because of her failing career. Geri recorded a new album, but so far is yet to score a record contract.
She has also missed out on a new reality show after ITV2 and Sky turned her down. The friend added:
“Geri hoped her performance with the Spice Girls at the Olympics would open doors but it hasn’t. Russell’s taken her mind off it all.”
The pair, who hooked up at the Olympics closing ceremony, have been spotted on several dates. When they first met up, Russell gushed on Twitter: “I’ve got a crush on Geri Halliwell.”
We'll have him, Geri!
She was seen alone in London recently... is Geri letting Russell down gently?