Russell Brand's Yoga Pal Oriela Medellin: What to Know

Russell Brand's Yoga Pal Oriela Medellin: What to Know
Russell Brand and Oriella Medellin
Splash News Online, Courtesy Hernán Medellín

02/21/2012 02:05PM

They share a interest in meditation, yoga, vegan food, and – it seems – each other.

In the wake of finalizing his divorce from Katy Perry, Russell Brand, 36, has been spending some quality time with artist and model Oriela Medellin.

Since the two started taking classes together at a yoga studio in Hollywood, Medellin, 25, has been spotted out with the Get Him to the Greek star, including on the night of Feb. 18 at Bar Marmont.

Here are five things worth knowing about the lady keeping Brand's company:



1. She's a Yoga Flirt
On Feb. 10, Medellin Tweeted this to Brand: "@rustyrockets nice to see you at yoga...! glad to know that u r in the spirit journey and that translates into your work bravo!" Two days later, she was spotted leaving his place in L.A.

2. She's a World Traveler
A self-described "modern-day gypsy" who claims fluency in four languages, Medellin was born in Mexico City, and studied art, fashion, film and acting in Milan, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles, according to her website.

3. She's Multitalented
Medellin wears many hats, including photographer, stylist, designer, actress, and first and foremost, painter. She sells her illustrations and paintings for anywhere between $7 and $7,000.

4. She Was Born Into Fashion
Medellin's mother is the Puerto Rico-born designer Wanda Amieiro, for whom she frequently models. The fashion school graduate has also interned at Bebe and BCBG Max Azria.

5. She Digs Vegan Fare
Medellin has expressed her fondness for Café Gratitude, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles that is a favorite among health-conscious celebs. (Brand has been a vegetarian since he was 14 and was named PETA's sexiest male vegetarian celebrity last year.)

Brand's rep could not be reached for comment on his relationship with Medellin; Medellin had no comment.

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