So. Louis Tomlinson is *officially* having a baby. For the first time, Louis opened up about fatherhood this week.
In an interview with Good Morning America, the host made sure to pop the all-important question: “Louis, from one father to another I want to congratulate you on your upcoming fatherhood. So how are you feeling?”
Louis responded: “Thank you… Obviously it’s a very exciting time. So thank you.”
So. It’s finally been confirmed by the man himself then.
But is there ANOTHER 1D bubba on the horizon? Liam Payne has been dating his girlfriend Sophia Smith for two years now and they’re seriously loved-up.
It’s previously been rumoured that the pair had got engaged – although they denied it – and Liam often posts smitten snaps of his lady on Instagram.
However, it doesn’t seem as though they’ll be starting a family anytime soon. Breathe a sigh of relief, Directioners!
‘I wanna have kids when, you know, I have the time but at the moment, life’s so busy and I wouldn’t want to commit to something like that when I haven’t got the necessary time for it yet,’ Liam, 21, tells Magic Radio.
‘That’s my careful planning ahead! But I’m more, well I’m always known as the dad of One Direction so I’m, you know, trying to plan life carefully.’
Liam was actually the first of One Direction to confirm Louis’ baby news and reveal his feelings about the situation.
He said: “Obviously I was a bit shocked but he’s taken super well to it… He’s very excited with what’s going on with him at the moment and I feel that stuff like that happens sometimes… He’s taking it very seriously.”
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Liam also opened up about Briana, saying: “Yeah she’s really nice, she’s a lovely girl.”
It all sounds pretty positive then.
Big boss man Simon Cowell was also keen to share his thoughts.
As his mentor, and the brains behind the band, it was only a matter of time before Simon would make his feelings known about the news.
In an interview with The Sun, he revealed: “I said to him, ‘You man up. You’re fortunate because you’re in a position to be able to look after the baby and not worry too much about that… But I also told him, ‘I’ve received bad calls in my life but this is not one of them. This is your business but I’m here for you.'”
Nice to see that he’s showing support. A lot of One Direction fans are still waiting for Louis to confirm it himself, pegging it as a rumour that’s gone out of hand. But it looks like Simon has given the confirmation.
“He didn’t kill anyone. He got someone pregnant.” He went on: “It happens every day all over the world. Again, Louis has got great family around him and, look, it’s a plus, not a negative.”
Louis finally broken his Twitter silence. And fans are NOT happy.
It had been over two days since the One Direction star had a presence on social media, with fans going crazy for an answer regarding the reports.
Last night he decided to sweep it under the carpet, ignoring the baby-confusion and instead addressing the audience to the 1D concert, thanking them for their support.
Or… Could this be a subtle hint to the rest of his fans?
We’ve just found our how ex-girlfriend Eleanor Caulder reacted to the news…
The pair only broke up in March, so the One Direction star’s baby announcement must have come as a bit of a shock to his ex. But the dancer is reportedly coping well, with sources saying that the singer told her personally before the news was made public on Tuesday.
‘Eleanor knows and she’s fine’, a source told People. Phew.
Tthe 23-year-old singer is expecting a baby with LA-based stylist Briana Jungwirth, who Louis has been close friends with for a while, People reports.
A mutual friend of the pair insists that while Louis and Briana aren’t in a relationship, the singer will be a ‘hands-on dad’ when the baby arrives early next year.
‘Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother’, a source told People. ‘It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer.’
It added: ‘They are both really happy and although they aren’t in a relationship, their friendship is extremely strong and they are both really excited about the baby. It’s early days and Briana and the baby’s health are the most important things right now.’
Louis hasn’t tweeted to confirm nor deny the rumours, and his rep has given a ‘no comment.’
Louis first met Briana shortly after he split from long-term girlfriend Eleanor Calder, and was first spotted holding hands with the brunette beauty as he left the Snoop Dogg album release party in LA back in May.
Since then, the duo have been seen partying together on various occasions in LA.
Briana is thought to be around 11 weeks pregnant, and The Sun reports that Louis has been supporting her every step of the way, also flying to LA to join her for the baby scan.
The Doncaster-born singer is said to be ‘really excited’ about the news and is being ‘protective’ of his former flame, who he has remained good pals with.
‘It was obviously a surprise but they are both really happy. Louis really cares about Briana and thinks she will be a great mum. Their friendship has got even stronger through this’, a source said.
But within hours of the news breaking online, One Direction fans weres showing their pain on Twitter via #OhNoLouis.
‘I’m going to have a melt down if louis does not tweet sometime soon’, one wrote.
‘Louis is already a dad of millions of girls so you’re irrelevant we’re not sharing dads’, another fan wrote.
‘I’M GOING TO HAVE A PANIC ATTACK IS LOUIS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE A DAD I’M GOING TO BE SICK’, a third mourned.
Oh, Louis. More news as we hear it…