Russell Brand is reportedly dating his stylist.

The 38-year-old old comedian - who was previously married to Katy Perry - was pictured in a Hollywood cafe kissing Nicola Schuller, who has been his make-up artist for almost a decade.

An insider told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Nicola's been Russell's good friend for years and was his shoulder to cry on through his divorce from Katy Perry, and splits from other women.

"She created the style for which he's best known for - his long back-combed hair. He has a lot to thank her for.

"But in the last few weeks things between them have got a lot more hot and heavy than just friends. The way they were kissing in public speaks for itself.

The 'Despicable Me 2' star has also revealed he is desperate to remarry and start a family.

Speaking on Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs', he said: "I was talking to friends yesterday and thought, 'Oh my God, the things I want are a wife, somewhere to live'.

"However extraordinary and exciting I like to present myself as being, in the end I'd like to sit down and watch TV with someone and hold hands.

"I really embraced fame at the beginning. I was really excited by fame, but now I have progressed ... I do want children to a point that is almost unseemly in a man."