Russell Brand will raise his child as gender neutral

Earlier this year it was confirmed that 41-year-old comedian, Russell Brand, was set to become a father for the first time, with he and his model girlfriend, Laura Gallacher, expecting a baby early next year.

Now Russell has opened up about his plans once the baby is here, admitting that he is going to raise his child as gender neutral.

Speaking on the Jonathan Ross show, Russell explained: “We don’t know the gender I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept.”

The star also shared how he is preparing for impending fatherhood, adding: “I read a different book every week and I read one on preparation for fatherhood to mentally prepare me for it.

"I don’t know that it has prepared me for it.

"I’ve painted the room, I’ve done the things that you’re supposed to do, I’ve accepted the idea that that person will be more important than me, ‘Jesus Three’ I’m thinking of calling him or her.”

Needless to say, we definitely can’t wait to see Russell in his new father role.