Russell Brand Is a Dad: Actor's Fiancée Laura Gallacher Gives Birth

Forgetting Sarah Marshall star confirms he's a father

By Kendall Fisher Nov 07, 2016 5:50 PMTags
Russell Brand, Laura GallacherAKM-GSI

A big congratulations are in order for Russell Brand and his fiancée, Laura Gallacher!

E! News can confirm the actor, 41, and Gallacher, 27, have welcomed their first child into the world.

We're told Brand made the announcement during a stand-up show at Nottingham Playhouse on Sunday night. An audience member revealed, "He said he had to get home quickly because his girlfriend just had a baby."  

Another audience member, Daniel Crann, told The Mirror, "He was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9 p.m. as he 'needed to get down the f--king M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby.'" However, Brand did not announce any further details.

Others took to social media to congratulate the actor following the show.

Russell Brand and The Royal Family

Though rumors began swirling about Brand's baby news in June, he officially confirmed he was going to be a daddy when he took to Instagram to share a photo of himself reading The Expectant Dads Handbook

"Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready! #trewlit #bookstagram #parenting," Brand posted a photo holding up Dean Beaumont's novel.

He later opened up in Britain's ES magazine and revealed that he was totally elated with the idea of becoming a father.

"I feel lit up by the idea I'm very excited about becoming a dad and I'm preparing myself," he told the publication. "I am just getting ready to be with a new little person and see what it is they want."

Congratulations to the family of three!