Russell Brand is expecting his third child with his wife Laura Gallacher.
The comedian, 48, appeared on Steven Bartlett on The Diary of a CEO podcast, who made the announcement on his behalf.
Russell, who is proud dad to daughters Mabel, six, and Peggy, four, gave a rare insight into fatherhood and at one point, broke down in tears.
Stephen told him: ‘You fell in love and you’ve got two children. You’ve got a third on the way, around the corner. That’s a very special love you have found.’
Of being a father, Russell said: ‘It taught me there is a lot more important in this world than me.
Congratulations! Russell Brand has revealed he is expecting his third child with his wife Laura Gallacher
Doting dad: Russell, who is proud dad to daughters Mabel, six, and Peggy, four, gave a rare insight into fatherhood and at one point, broke down in tears (pictured with wife in 2018)
‘There’s a lot more important stuff in this world then what I want, think or reckon.
‘It taught me that love is real. It teaches you everything to become a father. All lessons are there.’
The TV star then became emotional and fought back tears as he spoke about a ‘future he won’t be a part of’, which Steven quizzed him on.
Not making much sense, he said: ‘Any old man, any old woman. My little girls, it’s just so beautiful.’
The couple married in 2017 at an intimate service near their home in Henley-on-Thames.
Elsewhere in the interview, Russell spoke about his dark battle with addiction to cocaine, heroine and alcohol.
Last year, the comedian celebrated 20 years of sobriety after successfully tackling his issues with Class A substances and alcohol in 2002.
At the height of his addiction he had more than a dozen brushes with the law and spent three months in rehab.
Russell now lives worlds away from his partying heyday, as he revealed he now wakes up in the morning, meditates, does yoga and has a green juice.
History: Elsewhere in the interview, Russell spoke about his dark battle with addiction to cocaine, heroine and alcohol
Battle: Last year, the comedian celebrated 20 years of sobriety after successfully tackling his issues with Class A substances and alcohol in 2002
‘It’s probably only by the time I got clean from crack, and heroine and alcohol, that I’d been having an anxiety attack for my entire life,’ he said.
‘My life has been defined my addiction, and addiction is in part a lack of connection, an attempt to synthesize the connection between self, other and god.’
‘My initial solution to feeling weak and disconnected and lonely and somehow silently brilliant was to try and become successful, was to try and become famous.’
What would make his younger self feel enough? ‘Now that I’m a dad, you can’t be a father to anyone else before you’re a father to yourself, a sense that you are alright, you are enough, you are sufficient, and you’re going to be OK.’
‘I’ve been fortunate enough through crisis and despair to find myself connected to a group of other people the same as me, who cannot cope with reality unless they use drink or drugs, who provide me with a paradigm and a programme for moving forwards.’
Russell added: ‘I have to do quite a lot to not be crazy Everyday I get up meditate, do yoga, green juice I attend a support group and then I feel ok.’
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