Russell Brand is set to become a father for the second time.

In an image obtained by The Sun, the funnyman was spotted out with his wife Laura Gallacher, who was sporting an extremely rounded stomach at the The Catherine Wheel Pub, close to their home in Henley-On-Thames.

The couple, who became doting parents for the first time after welcoming daughter Mabel in November 2016, were hit with reports of a second child in February before she was spotted with her eye-popping bump earlier this week, the Daily Mail reports.

Russell and Laura, who is the younger sister of TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, looked every inch the delighted expectant couple as they strolled along.

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The pair married in a romantic ceremony in Henley-on-Thames in August 2017 with the great and good of showbiz watching including Noel Gallagher and David Baddiel.

Tellingly, Russell has been open about his desire for more children, telling ITV's Lorraine last year 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."

When asked by Lorraine if he would have more children, Russell responded "Oh yeah! 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 midwifes were dominating, I was scuttling around, jealous of the oxygen she was on."

Russell also admitted that fatherhood had settled him down as he spoke sweetly of his little girl to Stella Magazine, gushing: "She grabs my face, closes her fist and twists it. I quite like that. Nothing she does annoys me."

"It's just that you can't ever go, 'Would you mind being on standby for an hour so I can do something else?' It's a total lack of control: she'll punch and I'll surrender."

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The Rock Of Ages actor admitted that even though he may have been viewed as a Lothario in the past, he's long been broody.

"I've always loved being around kids; sort of obsessively, really. I have strong relationships with all my mates' kids...

"If I go to their house I sometimes spend more time with them. Because I enjoy play quite a lot — and kids are willing to just put on stupid voices and muck around."

Before Laura, Russell married singer Katy Perry in a Hindu ceremony, near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan in October 2010. He later filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and it was finalised in July 2012.