Zooey Deschanel denies rumours linking her to Russell Brand

New Girl star Deschanel has laughed off rumours that Brand was pursuing her with flirty text messages after his divorce from Katy Perry

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel has refuted reports that Russell Brand was pursuing her with flirty text messages after his divorce from Katy Perry.

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In February, reports in OK! Magazine US suggested that Brand was wooing Perry ‘lookalike’ Deschanel, with a source telling the magazine: ‘Russell has had his eye on Zooey for a long time. And he’s been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together.’

However, those hoping for a ‘funny girl falls for funny guy’ love story between the American starlet and British comedian will have to keep holding their breath. Deschanel has refuted the rumours, telling the Guardian:

‘That’s complete fabrication! I don’t even know him!

‘I maybe met him once, in passing, four years ago. And he definitely doesn’t have my phone number! That was a story made up by a single website.

‘It’s crazy how that got picked up – I mean how does that even happen?’

Deschanel split from her husband of two years, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, in January 2012, right when Brand was announcing his split from wife of 14 months, Katy Perry.

Would you have liked to see Zooey Deschanel dating Russell Brand or do you have a better love match in mind for the quirky cutie? Leave a comment and let us know…

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