Russell Brand confirms baby news with hilarious Instagram picture

Russell Brand has finally confirmed he's to become a dad for the first time – and he posted the funniest picture to announce his happy news! It was first reported in May that comedian Russell and girlfriend Laura Gallacher were expecting, with her thought to be about five-months pregnant at the time.

Now Russell, 41, has addressed the reported while suggesting the baby's arrival could be imminent. Alongside a snap of him hiding behind a book titled The Expectant Dad's Handbook, he wrote: "Right then. My mum bought me this. Time to get ready! #trewlit #bookstagram #parenting."


Russell Brand confirmed he is to become a father with this picture

He and Laura, who is the younger sister of TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, have been on and off for years, but are believed to have settled down during a romantic break to Rome in 2015.

The couple are said to be living in a £1million riverside home near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, and a source recently told The Sun that Russell is "made up" about becoming a dad.

He and girlfriend Laura Gallacher (right) were rumoured to be expecting in May

"They have been living as a couple for the last six months," the insider said at the time. "They are determined to make a go of their relationship. 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." 

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