Louis Tomlinson is reportedly expecting a child with a stylist based out of Los Angeles, following a brief relationship.
The 23-year-old One Direction star is having a baby with his close friend Briana Jungwirth.
A mutual friend insists that while Louis and the stylist aren’t in a relationship, the singer will be a ‘hands-on dad’ when their baby arrives early next year.
A source stated, “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.
“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 was seen holding hands with Briana, also 23, as they exited the Snoop Dogg album release party on 12 May in Los Angeles.
Louis, who has spent much of his recent time off from the band in Los Angeles, is reportedly already making plans to purchase a home near Briana in California.
Tomlinson’s mother Johanna and step-father Dan have also reportedly met Briana’s parents, with an insider claiming the two families enjoyed a July 4 weekend together.
Louis’ mom Johanna, a midwife, is a mother of seven and gave birth to twins Ernest and Doris in February 2014, but this will be her first grandchild.
The singer is currently in the middle of One Direction’s On The Road Again world tour with the band due to play in Seattle on Wednesday night before the tour winds up in October.
Louis’s baby news comes just four months after he split from Manchester University graduate Eleanor Calder after four years together.
His split with Eleanor was only made public when he was pictured kissing a brunette while on vacation in Thailand in March.
Louis will be the first member of the boy band to become a father.
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