Thursday 22 February 2018

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson welcomes birth of baby boy

Louis Tomlinson has become a father
Louis Tomlinson has become a father

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has welcomed a baby boy with stylist Briana Jungwirth.

Announcing the birth of his first child, Tomlinson, 24, tweeted on Saturday: "I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday. He is healthy and pretty amazing. I'm very happy."

He briefly dated Los Angeles-based Jungwirth in May 2015 after he broke up with his long term girlfriend Eleanor Calder.

News of the pregnancy broke in August, although there has never been an official statement.

In a radio interview shortly afterwards on Magic Radio, his fellow band member Liam Payne confirmed the news, saying: "Well, obviously I was a bit shocked but he's taken super well to it."

The 21-year-old singer, who described Jungwirth as a "lovely girl," added: "And 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."

Tomlinson then responded to an interviewer's congratulations about his impending fatherhood on Good Morning America.

He said: "Thank you, obviously it's a really exciting time, so I'm buzzing, thank you."

He is the first member of One Direction to become a father.

No name has yet been disclosed for his son.

Press Association

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