Russell Brand finally responded to rumors that he and girlfriend Laura Gallacher are expecting a child by posting a photo on Instagram Friday of himself reading a parenting book.

The photo features a wide-eyed Brand peeking over the top of the book, “The Expectant Dad’s Handbook." The caption reads, “Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready!”

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According to, rumors that Gallacher and Brand were expecting a baby began swirling early this summer with no confirmation from the couple until now.

The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” actor has expressed his interest in becoming a father before, reports. Brand and Gallacher have been dating on and off since 2007 and began dating again in 2015.

Gallacher has yet to make public comment on the pregnancy, according to E! News.