One Direction's Louis to be a dad
The latest earth-shattering news in what has already been a tumultuous year for One Direction.
Sorry girls, but 23-year-old 1D star Louis Tomlinson is going to be a proud dad soon.
He had joked about it three years ago...
...but now it looks like the real thing.
Many outlets including People magazine are naming Briana Jungwirth, also 23, as the singer's baby mama.
The two are not thought to be in a formal relationship. Indeed, their friendship was not public.
But Tomlinson is reportedly going to be a "hands-on dad" and has "vowed to be at Jungwirth's side" when their bundle of joy arrives early next year.
Tomlinson met the LA-based stylist, through mutual friends after splitting with Eleanor Calder — his girlfriend of four years — in March.
People claims that an unnamed mutual friend of the pair told it: "Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother. It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer."
Good to know that her having his child is able to bring them together.
According to the Mirror Online, Jungwirth is believed to have been pregnant for 11 weeks.
The blonde is said to be a very private person and is not a big fan of One Direction, having only recently attended one of their concerts.
As you will have seen, the fan reactions have the emotions turned up to 11.
Though perhaps the best reaction is this one...