Why Geri Halliwell may remind new man Russell Brand of ex-wife Katy Perry


Maybe not so different after all: Why Geri Halliwell may remind new man Russell Brand of ex-wife Katy Perry

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21:19 GMT, 2 September 2012

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21:19 GMT, 2 September 2012

On first glance, Geri Halliwell and Katy Perry may have little in common other than their pop careers.

But despite being 13 years older than Russell Brand's ex-wife, it appears the former Spice Girl may have more in common

Although her clothing is a little more sophisticated these days, Geri was known for her colourful and often kitsch wardrobe during her Spice Girls days.

To dye for: Russell Brand clearly doesn't mind his women having a penchant for peroxide with both Katy Perry (last year) and Geri Halliwell (in 1997) known for their experimental hair colours

To dye for: Russell Brand clearly doesn't mind his women having a penchant for peroxide with both Katy Perry (last year) and Geri Halliwell (in 1997) known for their experimental hair colours

To dye for: Russell Brand clearly doesn't mind his women having a penchant for peroxide with both Katy Perry (last year) and Geri Halliwell (in 1997) known for their experimental hair colours and heavy make-up

Flying the flag: Katy Perry wearings a stars and stripes dress at a Pepsi party earlier this year (left) and Geri wearing a U.S. flag corset at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1997

Flying the flag: Katy Perry wearings a stars and stripes dress at a Pepsi party earlier this year (left) and Geri wearing a U.S. flag corset at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1997

Flying the flag: Katy wearing a stars and stripes dress at a Pepsi party earlier this year (left) and Geri wearing a U.S. flag corset at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1997

Both women are prone to wearing both UK and US flag-motif dresses and experimenting with their hair colour.

Geri and Katy have both turned to the military for inspiration for their on-stage outfits.

While Geri has flitted between
various shades of blonde and red – even two-tone at one point during her
Spice days, Katy has gone from brunette to blonde to black and even
purple and blue.

Both women
have appeared on guest judges on the X Factor in 2010 – sitting in for
Dannii Minogue while she was on maternity leave.

Of course, Geri was also a permanent judge on the X Factor's predecessor Popstars: The Rivals, where she helped discover Cheryl Cole in 2002.

Same seat, different judge: Katy and Geri were both guest judges on the 2010 series of The X Factor

Same seat, different judge: Katy and Geri were both guest judges on the 2010 series of The X Factor

Funny how things turn out: Geri ended up sitting next to Cheryl Cole, who she had discovered on Popstars: The Rivals years earlier

Funny how things turn out: Geri ended up sitting next to Cheryl Cole, who she had discovered on Popstars: The Rivals years earlier

When it comes to the red carpet, both
Katy and Geri are known for garnering a lot of attention with their
sexy and risque ensembles.

It
was reported today (Sunday) that Geri had cooled off her three-week
romance with Russell after finding him 'too intense' for her.

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.

Standing to attention: Katy goes military on American Idol earlier this year (left) - a similar style to Geri when she performed to British troops in Oman in 2001

Standing to attention: Katy goes military on American Idol earlier this year (left) - a similar style to Geri when she performed to British troops in Oman in 2001

Standing to attention: Katy goes military on American Idol earlier this year (left) – a similar style to Geri when she performed to British troops in Oman in 2001

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.

The pair were reported to have bonded over spirituality and yoga after meeting at the Olympics Closing Ceremony on August 12.

Golden girls: Katy and Geri are prone to turning on the glamour - and showing off a bit of cleavage - in figure-hugging dresses

Golden girls: Katy and Geri are prone to turning on the glamour - and showing off a bit of cleavage - in figure-hugging dresses

Golden girls: Katy and Geri are prone to turning on the glamour – and showing off a bit of cleavage – in figure-hugging dresses

After
meeting the redhead at the sporting extravaganza, Russell gushed: 'I’ve
got a crush on Geri Halliwell – everything in the world is how it
should be.'

Geri has been single since splitting from millionaire property developer's son Henry Beckwith last year.

Since
his 14 month marriage to Katy ended in divorce in December 2011, he has
since 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 – before dumping her to be with Geri.