Russell Brand dating Mexican painter

Updated: Feb 19, 2012, 14:13 PM IST

London: English comedian Russell Brand is said to be dating a Mexican painter whose work explores sensuality and sex. Oriela Medellin Amieiro, 25, was seen slipping back into her apartment after staying overnight at comedian Russell`s pad earlier this week, reports a website.

It is believed Russell, who in December filed for divorce from Katy Perry, began dating Oriela after they met at yoga classes. When asked whether she and 36-year-old Russell are together, she said: "I am not comfortable talking about this."

Oriela`s portfolio features nude paintings and her creations sell for up to 4,500 pound each.