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Russell Brand opens up about “wonderful” fatherhood

The comedian gets candid about how his little girl has changed his life

Since welcoming his first child into the world in early November with fiancée Laura Gallacher, Russell Brand has certainly seen his life change.
But as the comedian reveals in a new interview for ITN, he is relishing the new role of father to tiny tot Mabel.
“It’s the most wonderful thing,” he gushed.
“To have something outside of yourself that’s more important than you – other than West Ham United,” he joked.
Laura, who has a background in hospitality, has been dating Russell on and off since 2007.
Russell’s daughter Mabel was born on November 6, with the star proudly announcing the news during a performance at the Nottingham Playhouse.
“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,’” attendee Daniel Crann told The Mirror of the show.
This is the first child for Russell, 41, and Laura, 27. The couple have reportedly been dating on and off since 2007, and recently moved in together.
The comedian reveals that being a dad is "the most wonderful thing". Photo: Getty
While fatherhood is a new role for Russell, the Get Him to the Greek star previously opened up about anticipating his little bundle of joy in an interview with The Evening Standard.
“I feel lit up by the idea. I’m very excited about becoming a dad and I’m preparing myself,” he revealed.
“I am just getting ready to be with a new little person and see what it is they want.”
Russell was previously married to singer Katy Perry and was also linked to Kate Moss, Australian actress Teresa Palmer, Courtney Love and Geri Halliwell.

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