Louis Tomlinson broke the news that he is going to be a father prior to One Direction’s performance on Good Morning America on Tuesday.
During Tomlinson’s appearance on GMA, host Michael Strahan asked, “Louis, from one father to another I want to congratulate you on your upcoming fatherhood. So how are you feeling?” Tomlinson, to this, responded, “Thank you. Obviously it’s a very exciting time. So thank you.”
According to Billboard, the news about Tomlinson and stylist Briana Jungwirth expecting a baby initially broke out in mid-July. While Tomlinson had returned to Twitter, he had not commented on the news of his impending fatherhood.
“Louis didn’t expect this, but he’s excited for it now,” an insider had previously said. “He’s become very close friends with Briana this year and now they are looking forward to being parents. He’s definitely going to be there and be a great dad for their baby.”
According to Us Magazine, the parents of the Tomlinson and Jungwirth met one another over the Fourth of July weekend.
The insider further said that the two are not currently dating.
“They aren’t a couple and the pregnancy is in the very new [stages],” the insider said. “They just found out.”
Liam Payne was surprised at the news.
“Well, obviously I was a bit shocked, but he’s taken super well to it,” Payne said on U.K. radio station Magic on Monday. “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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