Brand: Fatherhood is the most wonderful thing
Russell Brand and his fiancée Laura Gallacher welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mabel, last November. The artist has now claimed that fatherhood is the “most wonderful thing” he has ever experienced.
He shared with ITN: “It’s the most wonderful thing. To have something outside of yourself thats more important than you. Other than West Ham United.”
When asked if his perception about life has changed since becoming a father, he said: “Do you know, in some ways I do. That’s a good observation. It’s a wonderful experience being a dad!”
The artist then explained how he had to rush off after a concert in order to be with his partner and the new baby.
A fan revealed at the time: “He didn’t confirm if it was a girl or a boy. He was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9pm as he ‘needed to get down the f***ing M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby.'”
In fact, Russell had been anxious about becoming a father for a while. He previously revealed: “I feel lit up by the idea. I’m very excited about becoming a dad and I’m preparing myself.
I am just getting ready to be with a new little person and see what it is they want. [Laura is] decorating the nursery. Around domestic issues, my vote is often secondary … Or the vote of my gender at least, so I will just wait to see what is determined.”
The star also prepared by reading parenting books every week and fixing up his house in preparation for the baby.
“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, ‘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, let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept,” he explained.