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

The 42-year-old comic was seen holding hands with his wife Laura Gallacher - the mother of his 19-month-old daughter Mabel - as they walked near their home in Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, South East England, earlier this week and the blonde beauty's huge baby bump couldn't be concealed.

In photos obtained by The Sun Online, Laura was wearing a black t-shirt, trousers and leather jacket, while the 'Arthur' star teamed a grey T-shirt with a black gilet and shorts. They were not accompanied by their daughter.

The photo comes after it was rumoured in February that the pair were having another child and Laura was due in May, and the picture suggested she wasn't too far off her due date.

A representative for Russell declined to comment on the news.

Meanwhile, the British comic - who has battled alcohol, drug, and sex addiction in the past - recently admitted he couldn't be happier with the quiet lifestyle he leads these days, even if being a family man is more tiring than going out partying.

He said: ''I feel happier living with a person, having to pick up dog poo and change nappies than I ever did being involved in more decadent activity.

''It's tiring picking up poo and being more ordinary and real, but it's a relief. It feels connected and purposeful.''

And the 'Get Him to the Greek' star is determined to give his daughter enough attention and love for her not to repeat his problems when she's older.

He said: ''No one wants their kid to be a drug addict. I just want to be present and available. I'm lucky my wife comes on tour with me, and I get to go off to the playground [with Mabel]. It's me who changes her nappy when we're out in a restaurant. I'm doing stuff all the time with her.''

Regardless of how busy his career is, Russell has vowed his family will always come first.

He said: ''My priority is my little family. But I'm going to do some films, carry on doing comedy... and showing off.''