Russell Brand Opens Up About Becoming A Dad: 'I Read A Book Every Week To Mentally Prepare'

'I’ve painted the room, I’ve done the things that you’re supposed to do.'

Russell Brand has said he won’t “impose” a gender on his child when they are born.

The 41-year-old comedian, whose girlfriend Laura Gallacher is pregnant with their first child together, said he doesn’t yet know the sex of his child.

“‘Jesus Three’ I’m thinking of calling him or her, we don’t know the gender I may not even ever impose a gender upon it,” he says on the Jonathon Ross show on Saturday 15 October 2016.

“Let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept.”


Brand also admits he has been reading parenting books every week to prepare himself for becoming a dad.

“I read a different book every week and I read one on preparation for fatherhood to mentally prepare me for it,” he adds.

“I don’t know that it has prepared me for it. I’ve painted the room, I’ve done the things that you’re supposed to do, I’ve accepted the idea that that person will be more important than me.”

The dad-to-be touches on how being in a “monogamous” relationship with his girlfriend has made him a lot calmer, now a baby is on the way.

“I am enjoying monogamy because there is a baby coming,” he says.

“One of them sperm finally made it, after I’d released so many, so abundantly, indiscriminate.

“Who knows who could have been born, which geniuses have been squandered.”

Rumours that the couple were expecting their first child together surfaced in May 2016.

A friend of the comedian reportedly told The Sun: “Russell might have bedded many of the world’s most stunning women but now it’s all about Laura and becoming a dad.

“It feels like a new chapter in their lives and the couple are enjoying every moment, including discussing baby names.”

‘The Jonathon Ross Show’ is on Saturday 15 October on ITV at 10pm.