Louis Tomlinson has finally confirmed that he is going to be a father. The 23-year-old broke his silence on Tuesday to say he was "buzzing" after learning that he was expecting a baby with stylist Briana Jungwirth.
The revelation came during the band's appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, when host Michael Strachan offered his congratulations to the Doncaster-born singer.
"Louis from one father to another I want to congratulate you on your upcoming fatherhood. So how are you feeling?" he asked.
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Louis Tomlinson says he is "buzzing" to be expecting a baby with Briana Jungwirth
"Thank you. Obviously it's a very exciting time, so I'm buzzing, thank you," Louis replied.
It is the first time Louis has addressed reports that he is set to become a father. His confirmation comes just one day after his bandmate Liam Payne admitted that he had been surprised by the baby news, which emerged in July.
"Well obviously I was a bit shocked but he's taken super well to it," Liam admitted to Magic Radio. "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."
Louis revealed the news during an interview with One Direction
On mum-to-be Briana, who is thought to be around three-months pregnant, Liam said: "Yeah she's really nice, she's a lovely girl."
The What Makes You Beautiful singer is believed to have met Briana through mutual friends following his split from long-term girlfriend Eleanor Calder in March. The pair were spotted out and about in Los Angeles, and were pictured leaving a party together in May.
Despite the surprise pregnancy, it sounds like the parents-to-be can't wait to meet their little one.
"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.
"Louis and Briana care about each other very much and have spent a lot of time together privately over the last few months. 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."