Russell Brand and wife Laura Gallacher have reportedly welcomed their second child

Russell Brand and his wife Laura Gallacher have reportedly welcomed their second child.

The news was reported by The Sun newspaper, who say the comedian has become a dad for the second time.

A source told the publication: ‘Obviously they are over the moon, and Russell will no doubt be gushing about her whenever he next performs stand-up. They didn’t want to make a big announcement.’

Rumours that the pair were expecting their second child started to swirl last month when Laura was pictured with a big bump, while walking with Russell close to their home in Henley-On-Thames.

This is the couple’s second child, after they welcomed daughter Mabel almost two years ago, in November 2016.

The pair tied the knot last summer, surrounded by their friends and family, with the comedian confirming the news on his podcast Radio X. He said at the time: ‘I’m living a married life now… I’m domestic.’

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Speaking about how he’s adapted to fatherhood, the 43-year-old told Stellar magazine: ‘She grabs my face, closes her fist and twists it. I quite like that. Nothing she does annoys me. It’s a total lack of control: she’ll punch and I’ll surrender.’

During an appearance on Lorraine last year, Russell also said she never revealed that he’s never felt more content since becoming a father.

He said: ‘It’s so extraordinary to find such comfort and peace in a way things are obvious, getting married, having baby, I feel very relaxed, surprised but relaxed.

‘I was watching my wife singing to our daughter, I thought wow this is happening, I am the father in this relationship, it felt beautiful. The actual birth bit is brilliant, surprising, amazing. I saw how mental it was my wife’s birth was a crazy world, I was on the periphery. The midwives were dominating, I was scuttling around, and jealous of the oxygen she was on.’