In the snap, Brand is seen holding a copy of The Expectant Dad’s Handbook and looking wide-eyed. He captioned the photo, “Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready!”
The Instagram photo confirms rumours from May that Brand is going to be a first-time father this year. According to Winnipeg Free Press, the 44-year-old and his longtime girlfriend are expecting their wee one in September.
Brand’s baby news shouldn’t come as a surprise. In the past, the comedian has been open about his desire to have kids.
In 2011, the comedian told Redbook that he was ready to become a father. Then in 2013, following his divorce from Katy Perry, Brand said: “I would like a serious relationship, but I don’t think I’m sending the correct signals. I would like that. It’s alright, the world of roaming promiscuity, but ultimately you want some babies.”
Brand and Gallacher, a lifestyle blogger, have been dating on and off since 2007, but rekindled their romance last year. The “Arthur” star reportedly proposed to Gallacher last month and threw a private engagement party with friends and family.
Congrats to the happy couple!
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