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

Brand made the announcement during a stand-up show at Nottingham Playhouse on Sunday night.

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    Big congratulations are in order for Russell Brand and his fiancée, Laura Gallacher.

    The actor, 41, and Gallacher, 27, have welcomed their first child into the world.

    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."

    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.

    Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready! #trewlit #bookstagram #parenting

    A photo posted by Russell Brand (@trewrussellbrand) on

    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."