He’s a foul-mouthed, se**x-addicted ex-junkie comic whose outrageous stunts have earned him the wrath of the Establishment.
She is the privileged daughter of one of Britain’s wealthiest and most powerful families, as well as a royal friend and the mother of two adolescent sons.
So it’s no surprise that Jemima Khan’s family and friends are distraught over Russell Brand’s new relationship with her.
Russell and Kate Moss reconnected at a charity party in London in June after being introduced by Russell’s ex-lover Kate Moss seven years before.
Jemima, who was previously married to Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, is so enamored with Russell that she has told friends that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him.
“He is completely wrong on every level, but she looks like a little girl giddy with love,” a source close to her said.
Jemima grew up in a wealthy family. Lady Annabel is the daughter of the Marquess of Londonderry and her father was the late billionaire tycoon Sir James Goldsmith. Zac, her brother, is a Conservative Member of Parliament.
Russell, on the other hand, was born in Esse**x to a photographer father and a divorced mother.
“Jemima’s mother must be concerned, and her ex-husband must be terrified,” the source continued. This is a guy whose bedpost is riddled with notches and who has no qualms about spilling intimate details about his girlfriends to the rest of the world.
“Annabel recognizes his charisma and se**xiness, but she is also concerned that he is dangerous and could break her heart.”
“All she knew about Russell Brand was the horrible incident with Jonathan Ross and the phone call to Andrew Sachs.
“Then he was kicked out of the GQ Awards after claiming that their sponsors, Hugo Boss, made Nazi-style clothing. While Jemima thought it was fantastic, the majority of her family and friends thought it was awkward and uncalled for.”
Russell, 38, was dubbed “Rasputin” by his ex-wife, pop star Katy Perry, when their marriage ended in less than two years last year.
After a phone call about the Hoping Foundation, a charity that helps Palestinian refugees, he asked Jemima, 39, out on a date.
Sir Philip Green, the founder of Topshop, paid £60,000 to watch Kate Moss kiss Jemima to raise money for the charity in 2006. Jemima was dating actor Hugh Grant at the time, and Kate, who briefly dated Russell that same year, introduced them. The two stayed in touch through the charity, and they finally met in London in June of this year at the Hoping Foundation Rock On party.
“Russell was with another woman at the time, but he and Jemima chatted for a while and agreed to talk about the charity,” our source said.
“He dialed her number, and they talked for about an hour.” Jemima liked how he wasn’t impressed by her name or connections, and that he was making jokes and treating her like a regular girl.
“Within days, they went on a date, and she was hooked.” Russell is a witty and charming character. He’s a modern-day hero, she believes.
“He wants to take her to India to convert to Buddhism.” They talk about doing a lot of wonderful charity work in various countries.
“He’s completely open about his previous heroin addiction, all the women he’s slept with — he’s even given her his memoir, My Booky Wook, so she can learn everything there is to know about him.”
“She’s never met anyone like him before, and he makes her feel amazing.”
She’s never met anyone who is as daring in bed as she is. He’s all she thinks about. He checks every box, she says.
“Her mother is trying hard not to show her fear because she doesn’t want to push her into his arms any further.” She’s trying to be pleasant, but any mother would be terrified of Russell Brand snatching their precious child.
“Her pals are concerned.” It has nothing to do with the fact that he is from Esse**x, but rather with what he says about people he knows and the fact that he has slept with so many.
“Russell Brand’s whole thing is tearing down the establishment.” He made a dig at Boris Johnson, who is close to many of their friends, and his behavior was so egregious that even the BBC had to condemn him.
“Jemima is an Establishment member.” Her father was extremely powerful, and her brother is a politician. It’s amazing.”
Russell is invited to Annabel Goldsmith’s family home in Petersham, Surrey, near Richmond. It’s the home where Princess Diana, a close friend, used to retreat, and where her brother, Zac, and Jemima’s sons, Sulaiman, 16, and Kasim, 14, are frequent visitors.
The meeting appears to be intriguing. Russell’s recent revelations about having to imagine being with other women while having se**x with Katy Perry, as well as his jibes about their lavish wedding in India, have enraged women, including Katy herself.
“He’s hysterical in some ways,” she explained, “until he started making jokes about me and he had no idea I was in the audience because I’d come to surprise him at one of his shows.”
“She fell for Russell in the same way Jemima did,” a friend of Katy’s explained.
“He seemed incredibly spiritual and deep, so clever, so charming, so unafraid of her celebrity.”
“She desired to spend her life with him.” Then she discovered that beneath it all, Russell is exactly the kind of guy he writes about in his book: unsatisfied, unwilling to commit, and lacking in true respect for women.
“Any girl who falls for him needs to be cautious.”
Russell’s challenge, according to Jemima’s friends, is a huge thrill for her.
“She is determined to be the one to stay with Russell for the rest of his life and change him,” our source said. Nobody can change Russell, though.
“He’s a complete outlaw.” She hasn’t even had the opportunity to meet his friends. Katy Perry is someone she should talk to.”
Russell Brand is a well-known British television personality.
On October 23, 2010, RUSSELL wed Katy Perry. On December 30, 2011, he filed for divorce, which was granted in July 2012.
Makosi Musambasi (Big Brother contestant)
Becki Seddiki (Big Brother contestant)
Georgina Baillie (granddaughter of Andrew Sachs)
Teresa Palmer (Australian actress)
Holly Madison (Playboy bunny)
Lauren Harries (denied by Brand)
Oriela Medellin Amieiro (artist)
Coralie Robinson (Big Brother contestant)
Anouska de Georgiou
JEMIMA married Imran Khan on May 16, 1995. On June 22, 2004, it was announced that they had divorced.
John Battsek (film producer)
Luke Janklow (literary agent)
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