Baby on the Way for Russell Brand and Laura Gallacher: Report

05/13/2016 at 11:45 PM ET

Russell Brand is reportedly going to be a dad!

The British Get Him to the Greek star, 40, and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Laura Gallacher, are expecting their first child, The Sun reports.

Gallacher is reportedly five months along and due this fall, a friend told the newspaper.

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Gallacher is the sister of Kirsty Gallacher, a Scottish television presenter. While the couple is relatively low key, according to Gallacher’s blog, she describes herself as “a lover of food & drink and general homemaking.”

Brand and Gallacher began dating again last year, but it isn’t the first time the twosome have paired up. They’ve reportedly had an on-and-off relationship since 2007, having rekindled their relationship in 2015.

Brand has made no secret of the fact that he’s wanted to settle down and live a less-spotlight-intensive life. In the trailer for his documentary BRAND: A Second Coming, the comedian said, “Oh my f—ing God. I’m living, like, this life of the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous celebrity.”

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The difference in lifestyle desires between Brand and ex-wife Katy Perry reportedly led to their 2012 split after just over a year of marriage. Of settling down, Brand had told Redbook in its April 2011 issue, “I think I was ready for it. If you’re wild, like a wild animal, marriage won’t contain you. I think that’s how a lot of people get into trouble.”

This will be the first child for both Brand and Gallacher.

Jen Juneau

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Louis Ferris on

Lord help this woman and her child!

E on

So they first started dating when he was 31 and she was…a teenager?Classy.

pcc on

I love him, but I don’t really see him as the “domesticated” type. But who knows? Really hope this works out for him and he is happy.

jeannie on

I just cant see him as a hands on daddy.

Kids are a blessing on

He lived through addiction and made it back, he can teach his kids what not to do and to not take life so seriously. This is a nice development for him. He was so strong to stand up for Amy Winehouse and Caitlyn Jenner when he was still Bruce, and everyone was bad-mouthing them both. I think he has his priorities straight.

dahail on

so, they started dating when he was 30 and she was 16/17?? YUK!

Sam on

Thought he was married to Kate Perry before.

erica2 on

surprisingly I think Russell will be a good dad

kiwi on

I think he would be a good dad too.

sdb on

ew…so he first got involved with her when he was 31 and she was…18? ooh…just no. don’t see that lasting.