Russell Brand is set to become a father for the first time, according to reports. The 40-year-old British star is said to be expecting a child with girlfriend Laura Gallacher, who is thought to be five months pregnant.
According to the Sun, Russell is "made up" about the prospect of becoming a dad, and has already been discussing potential baby names. A friend told the newspaper that Russell is totally focused on Laura, 27, and their unborn child.
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Russell Brand is reportedly set to become a first-time father
"They have been living as a couple for the last six months and are determined to make a go of their relationship," the insider revealed. "It feels like a new chapter in their lives and (they) are enjoying every moment, including discussing baby names.
"Russell is absolutely made up. Most of his closest friends have children and he was desperate to start a family. He and Laura are thrilled to bits at the prospect of becoming parents. They have shared their happiness with close friends and family."
Laura is the younger sister of TV star Kirsty Gallacher
Russell and Laura, who is the younger sister of TV star Kirsty Gallacher, have had an on-off relationship for a number of years, but seem to have settled down following a romantic break to Rome in 2015.
It is thought that the couple are now living together in a £1million riverside home near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
Russell was previously married to Katy Perry
Russell was famously married to US singer Katy Perry. The former couple tied the knot on 23 October 2010 in an elaborate Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan – but just 14 months later, on 30 December 2011, Russell filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
The British star went on to date Jemima Khan, but the couple called time on their romance in September 2014.