Forty-year-old comedian, Russell Brand, who has gained a reputation as a womaniser and sex addict over the years, is all set to have a baby with his on/off girlfriend Laura Gallacher, 28.
Russell Brand and Laura Gallacher
A source said, "Russell might have bedded many of the world's most stunning women but now it's all about Laura and becoming a dad. They have been living as a couple for the last six months and are determined to make a go of their relationship. They are enjoying every moment, including discussing baby names."
And the happy news didn't come as too much of a shock to his friends and family as Russell has made no secret of the fact he wants to start his own little brood. He had initially hoped to do it with ex-wife Katy Perry and his former flame Jemima Khan. The insider explained: "Russell is absolutely made up (about the prospect of becoming to be a dad). Most of his closest friends have children and he was desperate to start a family."
Laura, the younger sister of TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, first began romancing Russell in 2006 but it came crashing down in 2007. They reunited in 2009 They then set tongues wagging about a reunion when they were spotted looking cosy in public in 2009. But their chemistry fizzled out and they have lived separate lives, until they rekindled their relationship last year.