However, he seems a changed man these days. A fortnight ago, we learned that he is to become a first-time father, now it is reported that he is to tie the knot for a second time.
The Sun reports that the comedian-author has proposed to his live-in girlfriend Laura Gallacher after a year-long romance. According to the newspaper, Russell is hoping for a quiet ceremony, in contrast to his extraordinary 2010 wedding to Katy Perry, which took place in India and involved both bride and groom riding elephants.
Russell and Katy divorced in 2012, after which he took up with Jemima Khan. During his time with the socialite-turned-activist, Russell developed his own political awareness, culminating in his book 'Revolution', in which he espoused a new kind of politics.
However, since splitting with Jemima, he has turned his back on London and his former high-visibility lifestyle, preferring to live in quiet tranquility at his riverside house near Henley-on-Thames.
A fortnight ago, it was reported that he and Laura are expecting their first child. And now it seems they're making it official. Rusty's re-branding is complete.
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