Russell Brand steps out with socialite Jemima Khan, says he’s ‘in love’

Russell Brand

Russell Brand’s been dating around a lot since he split from Katy Perry in late 2011. I imagine this interlude has been devoted to getting certain “urges” out of his system by banging whatever chicks he fancies from yoga class. Now Rusty has settled down with a real girlfriend, Jemima Khan.

Jemima hails from the UK and is heiress to the Goldsmith fortune. She’s best known as a socialite, but she’s not an airhead at all. Jemima is a very smart woman who is (unlike Pippa Middleton) a well-versed writer for several outlets including The New Stateman and Vanity Fair. She holds strong political opinions and (like Rusty) isn’t afraid of offending anyone.

Jemima famously helped post bond for Julian Assange in London last year. She did so in support of freedom of information. She also publicly urged Julian to answer to those infamous rape allegations. No matter how one feels about Assange, it’s admirable to see Jemima tackling big issues when she really doesn’t have to do so. She’s got enough money to do nothing for the rest of her life, but that’s not her bag.

Jemima does harbor a weakness for bad boys. She was married to former cricketeer and politician Imran Khan (of Pakistan) before shagging around with Hugh Grant for a few years. Now she’s with Russell, who mysteriously stated in his recent Guardian article that he was “in love“: “I am presently beleaguered by a nerdish, whirling dervish, and am eschewing all others. Perhaps the clarity of this elation has awakened me.” Rusty always has such a way with words, doesn’t he?

I wholeheartedly approve of this coupling! May they go forth so that Russell might break his nine-orgasm record.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Russell has also semi-apologized for calling out Hugo Boss for dressing Nazi soldiers. He made those remarks last week at the GQ Man of the Year awards (video here) and got kicked out of the afterparty. Part of Rusty’s statement: “The jokes about Hugo Boss were not intended to herald a campaign to destroy them. They’re not Monsanto or Halliburton, the contemporary corporate allies of modern-day fascism; they are, I thought, an irrelevant menswear supplier with a double-dodgy history.

Here’s Rusty looking quite randy and well-scarfed before his little outburst.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

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  1. Anna says:

    “I am presently beleaguered by a nerdish, whirling dervish, and am eschewing all others.” This is how I talk in my fantasy world. And how Duke Hiddleston talks back to me [goes off to die in shame >.<]

    • Anna says:


    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      While I adore Brand’s love of language, I’ve been a fangirl of Jemima Khan’s since her Hugh Grant days. I really respect her bravery and passion to make the world a better place. If only all the elites were like her. I mean, THIS is the kind of woman who’d make an excellent urbane heiress by day and a super-heroine crime fighter by night!

      • Decloo says:

        Totally agree. I’ve always admired how she broke the mold of socialite heiress. She’s a complete bad ass.

      • ncmagnolia says:

        In complete agreement, Jemima is a total boss. How old is she now? I’m too lazy to google, but remember she was fairly young when she became Princess Di’s ally in her pursuit of Hasnat Khan.

  2. NorthernGirl_20 says:

    Why do I find him so sexy?

    • alliekat says:

      god knows darlin’, cos i sure don’t! but it appears i am in the minority…:)

      • Lflips says:

        Annnd here comes your back up. I don’t get it either with this guy.

      • SageM says:

        I don’t see the appeal, he’s so promiscuous it’s quite revolting actually. And after his comments about struggling with fidelity after 10 months of marriage, I have to wonder what exactly is Jemima thinking. She seems to like her men promiscuous, after all she did go out with Hugh Grant in the past.

      • Brooke says:

        Standing strong with alliekat. He is unwashed and creepy.

      • DeltaJuliet says:

        Add me to the list of people who just.don’

      • Shannon says:

        I don’t find him sexy either. So I’m right there with you. I do find him very witty though and I like his accent. Physically it’s a NO.

    • Sullivan says:

      Northern Girl: he’s intelligent, wickedly funny, kind, empathetic, open-minded, well-spoken, looks like a rock-star . . .

      • Alexandria says:

        When I was younger I went to one of his book signings at Barnes and Noble. Well, my cousin was obsessed with him (I didn’t get it) and she dragged me along to meet him.

        He’s extremely handsome in person–oozes sex appeal… tall, dark and handsome. I told him it was my birthday and after he signed my book he have me a kiss on the cheek. I “got” his appeal after meeting him in person. It was very sweet and he was ever the gentleman.

    • Isabelle says:

      He’s extremely smart plus an Alpha male. Its confusing because he dresses feminine.

    • Anne De Vries says:

      It’s the Captain Jack Sparrow thing. You know he probably has gross diseases and no dental hygiene and smells, but he’s still hot.

      (that’s not to say Brand has those things. He seems like he takes reasonable care of himself these days)

  3. T.fanty says:

    Does anyone remember when Imran Khan was *so* hot?

    • Sixer says:

      Me, me, me! I do!

      However, as cricketers go, it was always Viv Richards for me.

      • T.fanty says:

        I knew you would!

        Side note: how great would it be to be known as Sir Viv?

      • Sixer says:

        I am predictable. If they’re a) large, b) sassy and c) men of colour, they’re on my list somewhere.

        I know! Kinda apropos: I’m hoping for Sir Mo Farah.

      • LAK says:

        Brian Lara for me….

      • Moneypenny says:

        Wow! Pleased to see the love for my Windies cricketers!

        Reminds me of my dad talking about watching Gary Sobers and his 365 not out from a tree overlooking the Kingston stadium as a kid :).

    • Lucrezia says:

      Yep, Imran was gorgeous.

      My favourite Aussie comedy team did a hilarious sketch (Imran being played by a comedian), with the womanising “Imran” continually repeating the phrase “like a tiger!”. That phrase (and silly clawing motion that went with it) is now forever associated with Imran. I want him to make love to me, like a tiger! (Note, just in case anyone takes offense: the sketch uses the phrase “Paki b-stard”, which I believe is offensive over in the UK, but it never had that tone down here. It’s like “Pommie b-stard” kind of casual/affectionate teasing, definitely not a harsh insult.)

      My other cricket-crush was the Aussie wicket-keeper Ian Healy. He’s not even cute … but the wicket-keeper is on camera a lot, and I have a short attention span. If you’re crushing on anyone else, you might watch an entire day of a test and only catch a 30 second glimpse!

    • Feebee says:

      Of course! But so many of them were back in the day… it was a golden era for cricket, lots of big, powerful, great looking MEN who played sublimely and knew it. Viv Richards had a swagger about him second to none.

  4. blue marie says:

    good for him, they’re cute

  5. Hannah says:

    I love the look on the face of the girl in the second to last picture! 😀

  6. Sixer says:

    I really don’t know if this is the cutest or most hilarious celeb/socialite hook-up I’ve ever heard of.

    Rusty and Jemima go to Annabel’s.

    “It was named after my mother, darling.”

    “Sorry I got us kicked out, darling.”

  7. Badirene says:

    “Jemima famously helped post bond for Julian Assange in London last year. She did so in support of freedom of information.”

    Didn’t she also have a super-injunction in place at the same time to stop the press publishing details of her family business?

    • LAK says:

      That was her brother Zac.

      MPs are only required to disclose payments that they recieve in their work AS MPs and which affect that work.

      All those millionaire cabinet ministers have never disclosed their private investments and income.

  8. Listerino says:

    I’m sad to say it but I LOVE his star scarf in the first pic. I wonder where I can get one….

  9. Jayna says:

    He cracks me up. At least he’s infatuated with an intelligent woman his age or older, kind of a rarity in Hollywoodland.

  10. Greata says:

    Have to admit , I would so do him. He is smart , and he makes me laugh.

  11. Helena Hand-Basquet says:

    I want him to never wear those jeans again.

  12. Lee says:

    Nerdish is what he needs. She seems smart and confident, and they look great together.

  13. gg says:

    All his jeans look like that. He has them altered that way. I keep waiting for him to stop but he’s in love with himself in them.

    Jemima is probably the classiest he will ever get by far but she probably won’t keep him unless she’s a freak in bed. I’ve always thought she’s gorgeous.

  14. Steph says:

    Can anyone answer why it is that elite, or people who marry into wealth carry on with the ex-spouses last name? I just don’t get it. If I divorced someone I’d prefer to go to my maiden name rather than carry on my ex-spouses.

    Jemima should drop Khan already IMO

    • RN says:

      Every divorced woman I know has kept her ex’s name, and none of them are “elite”. Most of the time it’s due to the fact that the divorced couple have children together.

      Changing your name is a total PITA. If I were to divorce, I would keep my married last name also.

    • lori says:

      Perhaps she wanted to keep the same name as their children?

    • crazymary says:

      I’ve never known any divorced woman to change her name back to her maiden name. As a matter of fact, I know divorced woman that have kept their ex-husband’s name, even after remarrying, simply to have the same name as their children.

      Bottom line, it’s not really anyone’s business why she hasn’t changed her name back, and I’m not sure why you would have made the comment. Unless you have some agenda?

      Enlighten us please…

  15. janie says:

    Russel is one of the funniest people & I love to hear him rattle on! Do you think he does that during the deed? He’s quite unique and never at a loss for words! It’s a good match!

    • Decloo says:

      Yes. And his “semi-apology” is anything but! Calling Hugo Boss irrelevant will hurt them more than their nazi past. Also, kudos to Brand for managing to stick it to those other companies in his apology to Boss.

  16. Caz says:

    That’s a surprise. I really like these two as a couple.

  17. Lee says:

    He speaks as if he is Valmont writing letters to Merteuil.

  18. Anki says:

    Ohh, I so like this coupling!! I hope they stay together!!

  19. Bronwyn says:

    He looks great…happy and most importantly healthy.
    I have always LOVED Russell Brand. He is so sharp and has a sort of otherworldly intelligence.
    This Jemima woman looks nice too…hope nothing but the best for the two!

  20. tracking says:

    She seems way too good for him, as she did for Hugh Grant. Guess she’s a risk taker.

    • Kate says:

      He’ll make her laugh and they’ll have great sex for a while. It won’t last because he’s incapable of long term relationships, but it’d be a fun fling.

  21. Stubbylove says:

    Happy for Rusty! All the best to him and Jemima.

  22. Frankly says:

    Them babbies gonna have THE BIGGEST JAWS IN THE WORLD.

  23. daisieb says:

    Russell Brand would be a great friend, but is not relationship material by any stretch of the imagination. If Mrs. Khan needed “Palace” approval for everything she did or said, then perhaps you would find her less awesome. Is it safe to assume that the writer and Mrs. Kahn are of the same ethnicity,so she gets a free pass. We will never know what Ms. Middleton’s views are on anything other than food and sport because all other topics are taboo, thanks to The Palace. She is not allowed to speak to anyone in the media and everything she writes has to pass their approval before it can be released.

    • jaye says:

      What does this even mean? I’m curious about what you are “saying without really saying”.

      • daisieb says:

        I am saying that Pippa is in no way associated with this item why use it as an opportunity to slam her. Jemima is free to do and say as she pleases.

      • bluhare says:

        daisyb, perhaps because palace permission does not negate talent. People have written very eloquently on food and sport. Pippa’s not one of them.

      • Nat says:

        Jemima is a socialite who is respected. Pippa is a socialite who is not respected. There’s the connection.

        Pippa didn’t need Palace approval to giggle while her friend waved a fake gun around in Paris, but she sure took that Palace protection.

        And she loves getting freebies, which I understand the Palace is against, seeing as Kate isn’t supposed to do that. Also do you think she’s paying for the services of Harbottle and Lewis, or using her connection through William?

        Pippa gets a lot of perks, and the way she lives her life makes her seem like a light weight. Her choices got her mocked, not her restrictions.

    • Decloo says:


    • Claudia says:

      Oh please. Pippa wrote a book on throwing parties/hostessing/etc. and it was such stupid, unoriginal, and uninspired tripe. No excuses for that mess– she truly is a superficial airhead.

    • BY says:

      “Is it safe to assume that the writer and Mrs. Kahn are of the same ethnicity,so she gets a free pass.”


      • Nat says:

        Yes! WTF was that? First, it doesn’t matter if they share the same ethnicity. Would you say that about a white writer defending a white person over something that has nothing to do with ethnicity or race?
        Second, Jemima is white. Y’know, like Pippa? Her last name is Khan because her ex-husband was Imran Khan.

  24. Alexa says:

    I think the reason I like Russell is that while he looks like a bad bay rock star, he seems like one of the most UN-macho guys. He kind of acts like a girl’s guy (or a certain type of gay guy) – d’ya know?

  25. Maritza says:

    This couple makes sense, they look good together too.

  26. Lucy says:

    Very happy for him! Nothing but the best for both of them.

  27. tc says:

    He looks like he has an eating disorder. Not sexy at all.

    • Andrea says:

      I think he looks healthy compared to most men his age who roll around with beer guts or fast food bellies.

  28. shitler says:

    This man looks like he needs a good scrubbing with lye

  29. Ella says:

    I’m not so sure Jemima is really who he was referring to in his article. Don’t get me wrong, I would like it if they were together! But just because they were walking together in New York? That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re an official couple. I’ve read elsewhere that Russell and Jemima have been friends for years. So I’m not really ready to buy into this story of them being a couple, until there’s more to go on. It could all be just a convenient narrative for the tabloids, that he spoke of being in love and then was spotted out with a woman.

    • SandraLee says:

      Of course he’s “in love”! He only falls in love with women with 20 million + bank accounts don’t ya know? Pop stars, hotel heiresses, and now James Goldsmith’s daughter, which explains why she’d be into him, a lot in common there. The dervish adjective seems to reference her religion, because she’s muslim, or something. Definitely her. But he’s a womanizer. This idea that women mean nothing to him and then suddenly one day a lady from the elite gives him the time of day and then bam, he’s in “love”. Yeah right. Meaningless. But as for the conspiracy theory that he’s talking about someone else, he didn’t really say he was dating anyone at all. He may just be referring to his true love…himself.

  30. Schnapped says:

    It’s a recent ‘love’ then. He was seen in Ravello in Italy on the 7 September with a stunning girl who wasn’t Jemima.

    • Andrea says:

      Do you have pics of this?

    • Ella says:

      Italy? He performed a gig in Phoenix, AZ on September 7th, as part of the Messiah Complex tour. I’m afraid your source must have been mistaken – he hasn’t been in Italy recently.

      However, as I said above, I am not convinced that he & Jemima are ‘in love’ just because he stepped out with her in NY. He could be dating someone else entirely, and just friends with Jemima.

  31. chalkdustgirl says:

    Here we go again…

    p.s. somebody is going a bit wild with the botox.

  32. Bridget says:

    Russell Brand is wickedly funny, and I think he would be a hell of a lot of fun to hang out with. But date him? Doesn’t sound like the best idea. There is some darkness in that man, and I just cannot imagine that it’s easy to be in a long term relationship with him.

  33. Patricia rachlin says:

    Yes fun to fling with not fot keeps

  34. David says:

    No-one here is bothered by the fact that he is constantly wearing makeup? Or what about the hideous doll hair fresh from the curling iron, clearly worn to cover his bald spots? (Center parted people). How about the fact that he’s NOT a rock star yet insists on dressing like one? (Wannabe). Oh and he was with KATY PERRY!!! Unforgivable! And he is an all round sleazy douche. Jeez, this ‘funny’ thing really trumps everything with the ladies huh? Oh well, i’m off to practice jokes and perm my hair like a chick so I can connive and coerce all of you ladies into bed and then steal your wardrobe. Signed; Truly funny, legitimately handsome and legitimately a M.A.N.

    • douche-be-gone says:

      I can tell you from fist hand experience that this man is not funny, not fun, not nice and is in fact a douche. All the nice things he says and does are just an act to cover up that inwardly he is cold hearted and ugly. If you were to peel back his mask you would find a very dark hideous person. Like svengali he can charm and mesmerize and only a he-woman will ever be able to handle him. So it looks like he found his he-woman. …and David, I am also attractive..maybe we could be attractive together .