Russell Brand is dating Katy Perry lookalike Emily Hartridge
The `Rock Of Ages` actor reportedly hit it off with the MSN TV host during an interview at London`s Dorchester Hotel.
Now the 28-year-old beauty and Russell, 37, have been texting back and forth after he licked cake he had thrown off her arm.
A friend told The Sun: "Russell is definitely winning her over.
"Emily joked they had a love-hate relationship because he hurled food at her. Only Russell could get away with covering someone in cake then licking it off."
Following the incident, Russell asked an aide to retrieve her telephone number and the pair has been in contact.
Emily tweeted: "Got to be a good day when @rustyrockets licks your elbow mid interview."
The comedian will officially dissolve his 14-month marriage to `I Kissed A Girl` singer Katy, 27, next month.
Speaking on ITV1`s `Lorraine` show on 13.06.12, he said he still loved her but added: "This is a new time."
He told television host Lorraine Kelly that the divorce had also been difficult "because there`s a lot of admin".
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