Russell Brand Steps Out With Hugh Grant's Ex Jemima Khan, Says He's "Eschewing All Others"

Katy Perry's ex just declared he was "beleaguered by a nerdish whirling dervish"

By Rebecca Macatee Sep 16, 2013 7:08 PMTags
Russell Brand, Jemima

So this is the lady who has swept Russell Brand off his feet!

On Friday, Sept. 13, Katy Perry's ex wrote a Guardian op-ed proclaiming that he was "presently beleaguered by a nerdish, whirling dervish," adding that he was "eschewing all others" for this woman. Well just two days later, the 38-year-old funnyman stepped out in NYC arm-in-arm with Hugh Grant's ex Jemima Khan.

The point of Russell's verbose Guardian piece was to explain just why he made a gaffe at the British GQ Men of the Year Awards about Hugo Boss outfitting the Nazi party (long story short: He thought the whole night was a joke). But he also revealed that while he usually isn't "immune to the allure of objectified women," he was that evening, thanks to a certain lady. He even quoted a friend sentimentally, saying, "Being in love is like discovering a concealed ballroom in a house you've long inhabited."

Well, Khan, 39, certainly seems like the object of Brand's affection, based on body language alone. The New Statesman editor was married to a Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan from 1995 to 2004, and she dated Grant from to 2005 to 2007.