Brand reportedly announced his daughter’s arrival onstage Sunday during a stand-up routine in Nottingham, England. U.K tabloids report the newborn’s name to be Mabel, though it has yet to be confirmed.
“He was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9 p.m. as he ‘needed to get down the f—ing M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby,’ ” a fan told Mirror Celeb, with another source telling the publication the baby arrived late last week.
Brand’s rep did not respond to request for comment.
Brand and Gallacher, a lifestyle blogger, have been together since 2015, rekindling their relationship after having dated off and on since 2007.
In October, Brand told ES Magazine that he and Gallacher weren’t planning on finding out their baby’s sex.
“I might never find out,” he joked. “I may never look.”
And though Brand admitted at the time that “around domestic issues, my vote is often secondary,” he can’t wait to tackle this new chapter in his life.
“I feel lit up by the idea,” he said of becoming a father. “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.”
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