Hot momma Geri Halliwell does know how to score herself a hot new boytoy. The singer has reportedly fallen for Russian billionaire Evgeny Lebedev, who's nine years her junior.
Reports on their dating started circulating after Geri and Evgeny were spotted together at a summer party at London's Serpentine Gallery recently though they insisted they were just friends. In fact, earlier this week the twosome was spotted cozying up while on holiday near St Tropez.
"Geri is in the early stages of her relationship with Evgeny, but they are very happy together. She is having a lot of fun with him and he is a breath of fresh air after all of her disastrous dates in the past," a source in the know tells the Daily Mail. "He is only 26, which is perfect for her because she likes the younger man."
In related news, rumors are abuzz that Evgeny has bought Geri a pair of 20,000 pound sterling solitaire diamond earrings, which is claimed as his love token for her. The jewellery is from Greece, it has been reported.
"Evgeny wanted to do something special for Geri and thought a pair of earrings would do the trick," the publication quoted a friend of the couple as saying. "He is a very classy guy so he didn't want to get her something too in-your-face, or a big rock that might have scared her off. Geri was overwhelmed when he gave them to her, she felt so touched and loves showing them off to her friends now."
Evgeny, who recently was named the world's third Most Eligible Bachelor by Tatler magazine, is the first man Geri has dated since splitting with Sacha Gervasi, the former drummer for band Bush, after becoming pregnant with daughter Bluebell Madonna in 2005.