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Russell Brand's life is about to change, and he couldn't be more thrilled.

The funny man is on verge of becoming a father.

"I feel lit up by the idea. I'm very excited about becoming a dad and I'm preparing myself," he told the Evening Standard's ES magazine. "I am just getting ready to be with a new little person and see what it is they want."

Neither Russell nor his fiance, Laura Gallacher, know the gender of the baby yet.

"I might never find out," he joked. "I may never look."

In May, it was reported that Russell and his fiance were expecting. Laura's mother confirmed the news at the time, telling the Daily Mail, "Of course it's positive and we are very happy."

A month later, Russell himself confirmed the news on Instagram, posting a photo of himself reading a book called "The Expectant Dad's Handbook."

"Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready! #trewlit #bookstagram #parenting," he wrote of the image.

As the news made the rounds that he was expecting, a source told the Daily Mail, "Russell might have bedded many of the world's most stunning women but now it's all about Laura and becoming a dad. They have been living as a couple for the last six months and are determined to make a go of their relationship."

"It feels like a new chapter in their lives and the couple are enjoying every moment, including discussing baby names. Russell is absolutely made up. Most of his closest friends have children and he was desperate to start a family," the source added. "He and Laura are thrilled to bits at the prospect of becoming parents. They have shared the happy news with close family and friends."