'He is just too intelligent for her': Geri Halliwell cools off her romance with Russell Brand after initial 'fizz of yoga and sex'
12:26 GMT, 2 September 2012
Russell Brand's dating technique has left Geri Halliwell flummoxed, with the Spice Girl telling friends she can't keep up with his 'exhausting intelligence.'
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.
Brand apparently put off Ginger Spice after turning up to her house in Highgate, North London, with a DVD of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads to watch.
In the pink! But Geri's new boyfriend has left her confused with his 'exhausting intelligence'
Smiling: Geri looked very much in love as she was seen out and about in London, minus her new beau Russell Brand
Common ground: It is thought after the initial fizz of sex and yoga Geri is put off by Russell's intensity
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.
Meanwhile, a pal of the Spice Girls star has claimed Geri was just enjoying the attention dating a notorious ladies' man brought with it, and was never really attracted to the funnyman in the first place.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: 'Things are already cooling off. Russell’s way into very intense spiritual readings that are just too much, even for Geri. He is way too intense, full stop.
'Exhausting intelligence': Russell was spotted leaving Geri's home in Highgate, North London, last wek
'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.'
After first meeting when they both performed at the Olympics last month, the pair were said to have formed a quick bond over their mutual interests.
A source told The Sun at the time: 'Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga and they practise asana together.
Blossoming romance: The couple, pictured here with Geri's Spice Girls bandmates, first got together when they both performed at the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony last month
'Russell is known for action between the sheets but he is actually very good at just sitting still in silence. It is something that has acted as a bond for he and Geri as their relationship blossoms.'
Geri had been single since splitting from millionaire property developer's son Henry Beckwith last year.
Meanwhile, reformed lothario Russell's 14-month marriage to pop star Katy Perry ended in divorce last December.
Prior to Geri, he had been linked to a string of women and most recently enjoyed a two-month romance with Isabella Brewster – the sister of Fast and Furious actress Jordana – who he reportedly dumped to be with the Spice Girls singer.
Bond: The couple were said to have quickly formed a close bond over their mutual love of yoga