Russell Brand is wasting no time moving on from his split with Katy Perry, though his (alleged) choice of rebound romance suggests Katy might still be on his mind.
While the report has questionable legitimacy, it does point out an interesting tidbit: Deschanel filed for divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard on Dec. 27, just three days before Brand and Perry officially separated.
Coincidence? Very likely.
Russell has had his eye on Zooey for a long time, the source reportedly told OK!. And he's been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together. He thinks she's hysterically funny and cute too. He loves her quirky sense of humor and thinks they'd be great together both on and off screen. There's a real spark there.
Perry and Brand's marriage had been subject to intense speculation in the months leading up to the split, but the famously affectionate couple denied there was trouble in paradise right until the bitter end.
The marriage ultimately unraveled over the holidays amid reports that Brand and Perry were at odds over the expectations of her religious family, and that he was growing impatient with her partying ways.
We will be watching to see how this one plays out....