Russell Brand Confirms He’s Going to Be a Dad: ‘Time to Get Ready!’

07/08/2016 at 09:30 AM ET

Russell Brand‘s latest book club pick may be his best one yet.

On Friday, the British star confirmed May reports that he and his girlfriend Laura Gallacher are expecting their first child when he posted a photo of himself reading The Expectant Dad’s Handbook on Instagram.

“Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready!” he captioned the snapshot of him wide-eyed while peeking over the book’s edge.

Russell Brand confirms girlfriend pregnant
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The couple — who have dated on and off since 2007 and rekindled their romance once again in 2015 — had yet to address the spring rumors that they are starting a family together.

According to The Sun, Gallacher, a lifestyle blogger, is due in the fall.

Brand, 41, has made it no secret that he’s long been ready to become a father. 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.”

— Anya Leon

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shoppinggal on

Oh dear God in Heaven…brace yourselves.

Andrea on

Wasn’t he married for 2 of those years?

Peachy on

Brand is the last person on earth suitable for fatherhood. God help him, he better rein himself in. A child’s life and mental and emotional health depends on it. Seriously Brand, get your act together.

sauceinthecity on

ick. a child with that guy

Kelly122 on

Congratulation to Russell and his ladylove! Peachy, Russell’s had his act together for years now. He’s been in recovery for a number of years. Apparently that’s why he dumped Katy. The story i read is that he wanted to have kids but she wouldn’t give up drinking, and he feared for his sobriety so he took off back to the UK to stay with friends who are sober. He’s a brilliant, funny, talented man. I wish him every happiness.

Lucille on

Congrats to them!

I don’t know why he’s getting such negative responses, he is a very intelligent and well informed man.

Charlotte on

Aaaaaaahhhhhh!

sam on

So he is no longer with Kate Perry lol.

Anonymous on

He speaks like a bumbling idiot most times as that is his money making gimic but if you’ve ever watched his serious discussions (and actually have the mental capacity to understand and keep up) you’d find he’s a well educated man, most times, too smart for those around him.

I have no doubt he will help to raise a hilarious yet thoughtful child. That’s more than a lot of people accomplish these day…just saying.

Try again lol on

He speaks like a bumbling idiot most times as that is his money making gimic but if you’ve ever watched his serious discussions (and actually have the mental capacity to understand and keep up) you’d find he’s a well educated man, most times, too smart for those around him.
I have no doubt he will help to raise a hilarious yet thoughtful child. That’s more than a lot of people accomplish these day…just saying.

Kelly122 on

Russell Brand is brilliant. He is very well-informed, intellectual, hilarious and spiritual. Any woman would be lucky to have him, and his child will be lucky to have him as a father. I could never understand his attraction to Katy Perry. They were so intellectually mismatched it was sad. Hopefully Ms. Gallacher can keep up with him.

Kim on

This guy is ugly, a jerk, obnoxious and not funny. Let’s hope he makes a better Dad than he is an overall person.

jax on

Congratulations to them.

myuntidydesk on

So when he gets tired of his kid, is he going to text it that things are over between them and then never see it again?

Mrs. B on

Congratulations Russell. You’re in for the ride of your life. Parenthood is challenging at times, but worth every minute.

The Free Woman on

At least it wasn’t with the nut job Katie Perry!

Oh yeah! on

He is amazing! Huge animal rights activist and voted one of UK’s sexiest vegans.. He’s a brilliant man! Very happy for him!

Lovemesomerussell on

He is one of my favorite people!! So very happy for him… I’ve always admired him because he has been so open and honest about his past struggles with addiction and I’m in recovery as well and can really Identify with him. So I say congratulations Russell , you’re going to make a wonderful loving father!! Ps: Don’t mind all of the negative Nellys and enjoy this very exciting time with the mother of your child. Children are amazing and being a parent is the most rewarding job there is…

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