Russell Brand, the British comedian known for his wit and charm, has a fascinating family story that often stays out of the limelight. His wife, Laura Brand (formerly Gallacher), and their two daughters, Mabel and Peggy, live relatively private lives. Here's everything you need to know about the comedian's family.
Laura Brand: The Artistic Beginning
Laura Brand hails from Surrey, England, and is the daughter of the renowned golfer Bernard Gallacher. Growing up, she resided in the exclusive Wentworth Estate. Her sister, Kirsty Gallacher, also made a name for herself as a radio presenter, notably for Sky Sports.
Interestingly, it was Kirsty who played matchmaker in this love story. In 2007, she introduced Laura and Russell Brand, sparking a connection leading to more than a decade of shared experiences.
A Love That Stood the Test of Time
Brand and Laura first crossed paths when he was 30 and she was just 19. In a 2020 interview with You Magazine, Laura fondly reminisced about how she "really fell in love" when they first met. Although their initial romance didn't lead to marriage, they remained close friends.
Laura initially pursued art and later ventured into the hospitality industry. Afterward, she embarked on a new journey, launching a lifestyle blog. Fate, it seems, had a plan for them. They reconnected when Laura's friend convinced her to go for a walk after her ex had moved out. In a remarkable twist of fate, they bumped into Russell Brand during their walk, reigniting their connection.
The Path to Marriage
In 2017, Russell Brand and Laura tied the knot. Interestingly, they had briefly dated in the late 2000s, before Brand's high-profile marriage to Katy Perry. However, their paths crossed romantically once more in 2015.
In a 2020 episode of the podcast "Made by Mammas" Laura Brand shared that when they rekindled their relationship after Brand's marriage to Perry ended, they both knew it was meant to be serious. They took the time to rebuild their foundations and trust, demonstrating their commitment to each other.
Aside from her personal life, Laura has also made her mark in the literary world with books like "The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play" and "The Joy Journal for Grown-ups."
Mabel: The First Addition to the Family
In 2016, Laura gave birth to their first daughter, Mabel. Brand revealed the news during a stand-up show, leaving mid-performance when he learned of the birth. Earlier, he hinted at fatherhood in an Instagram post, where he peeked over the cover of "The Expectant Dad's Handbook."
While the couple prefers to keep their children's lives private, Brand expressed his joy at being a father during an interview on "Today." He lovingly described Mabel as "beautiful, glorious, and full of joy and love." Yet, he humorously added that she possessed a naughty side, often playfully yanking at his chest hairs.
Peggy: A New Addition
In 2018, the Brands welcomed their second daughter, Peggy. In an interview with The Sunday Times when Peggy was six months old, Russell Brand praised his wife Laura for her dedication to their children's well-being. He acknowledged that Laura primarily managed the domestic aspects of childcare and had an exceptional understanding of parenting nuances.
Expecting Their Third Child
Fast forward to June, and the Brands had exciting news to share. During an interview on "The Diary of a CEO" podcast with Steven Bartlett, it was revealed that they were expecting their third child. Bartlett celebrated their enduring love story, emphasizing their cultivated special bond.