Son Direction: Louis Tomlinson celebrates birth of 'perfect' baby boy
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is celebrating the birth of his baby son today.
One Direction star's stepfather has confirmed his son is a first-time dad in a telling tweet.
Is that the patter of tiny feet?— mark tomlinson (@tavtommo) January 22, 2016
The 24-year-old singer's ex-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth is believed to have given birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles and now his stepdad has fuelled the gossip on social media.
Mark Tomlinson wrote on Twitter, "Is that the patter of tiny feet?"
Meanwhile, a source close to the boy band star, who is currently on hiatus from the group, tells People.com the baby is "perfect".
Louis briefly dated the stylist last May, following his split from longtime girlfriend Eleanor Calder. He has since been linked to actress Danielle Campbell.
A representative for Louis has yet to comment on the reported arrival of his newborn.
Louis is estranged from his hereditary father, Troy Austin, and the singer adopted Mark's family name after he married the star's mother, Johannah Poulston.
The 24-year-old musician and his 47-year-old dad are not speaking currently, with reports suggesting their relationship has been fractured for years.
In light of Louis' baby news, Troy has become desperate to reunite with his son.
"I'd like to be involved in my grandchild's life," Troy told UK publication the Daily Mirror in July. "I've missed out on Louis' life and I'd like to make up for that. It's time to heal the rift."
The One Direction heartthrob broke hearts around the world last year when it was revealed he was to become a father.
'Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother,' a mutual friend told People.
Earlier the news was apparently confirmed by Briana Jungwirth's grandmother in an Instragram post
In a lengthy post, Marianna Case, wrote: "Louis just let Ur heart dance. U now have another you. A gift that will want to be just like YOU. "
One Direction fans took to twitter in their droves with the hashtag #WelcomeBabyTomlinson